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6th Grade Social Studies

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Lesson Plans 2010-2011

August/September 2010

October 2010

November 2010

December 2010

January 2011

February 2011

March 2011

April 2011

May 2011

 

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August/September 2010

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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Teacher In-Service Day

 

1st Day of School

Get to Know Me Activity

 

Beach Ball Activity

 

School Picture Day

Multiple Intelligences Survey and Analysis

Home Sweet Home

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Geographical Terms with PowerPoint

 

BrainPop:
Map Skills

Geography: Latitude & Longitude

Atlas Search

Cartography:
Map Creation

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2

3

 

Ancient Civilization Highlights

 

 

Get to know your New Textbook
 

"Textbook Scavenger Hunt"

 

 

Archaeology

Preparing for a Dig!

 

 

Discovery Pack

"Excavation in the Classroom"

Neanderthals

Video Clip "Before we Ruled the Earth"

(Part 1)

with Questions

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10

Labor Day

 

No School

 

Discovery Pack

"Excavation in the Classroom"

 

 

Discovery Pack

"Excavation in the Classroom"

 

Stone Age Lesson 1: Hunters & Gatherers

PowerPoint

 

Neanderthals

Video Clip "Before we Ruled the Earth"

(Part 1)

 

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Stone Age

Lesson 2: Early Farmers

PowerPoint

 

 

Cave Art PowerPoint with Guided Notes

 

Cave Art in 2010

 

Work on Cave Art in 2010

Due Friday

Iceman Video Clip with Blogging Assignment

Student Council Campaign Speeches

Otzi the Iceman Blogging in Wireless Lab

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Stone Age

Lesson 3:

Developing Cultures

 

Student Council 'Representatives' Election

Stone Age Study Guide

 

Answers

Stone Age Jeopardy Review

PowerPoint

Stone Age Exam

The If...Then Game

 

PowerPoint

 

MS Dance (7th/8th Grade Only)

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Mesopotamia: From Nomads to Farmers (Part 1)

 

 

6th Grade Skate Party
 

Mesopotamia Vocab Flip Chart

 

 

Johnny Rawten Article

written by Mr. Klumper

Mesopotamia: From Nomads to Farmers (Part 2)

 

Assembly 9th Period:
"Night Creatures"

Mesopotamia:

Fertile Crescent Guided Notes

2 Hour Late Start

 

Mini-Course: Team Building Activities

 

Homecoming vs. SF Roosevelt

 

 

 

 

October 2010

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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5

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Development of Written Language:

Cuneiform

 

MS Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dismiss at 1:18

Ancient Laws:

The Code of Hammurabi

 

HS/Elem. Parent-Teacher Conf

Dismiss at 1:18

Wireless Lab: Ages of Empires

 

Wireless Lab:

Ages of Empires

Hammurabi Demonstration

 

Mesopotamia:

Guided Reading Activity 1.2

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No School

 

Teacher Workshop/Inservice

Empires of the Fertile Crescent Classroom Simulation

Link to Website with more info about this simulation

Guidance Lesson with Mrs. Hart

Topics: Character, Study Skills, Etc...

Empires of the Fertile Crescent Classroom Simulation

Empires of the Fertile Crescent Classroom Simulation

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Empires of the Fertile Crescent Classroom Simulation

Empires of the Fertile Crescent Classroom Simulation

 

End 1st Quarter

Empires of the Fertile Crescent Classroom Simulation

Empires of the Fertile Crescent Classroom Simulation

Empires of the Fertile Crescent Classroom Simulation

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Introduce Wax Museum

 

Draft Picks for Wax Museum

 

Send Parent Letter Home...Sign and Return
 

FB Playoffs vs. Yankton

Empires of the Fertile Crescent

Empires of the Fertile Crescent

Empires of the Fertile Crescent

November 2010

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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2

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Ancient Egypt Introduction

 

Vocab Flip Chart due Tomorrow (20 Pts)

 

FB Playoffs

Empires of the Fertile Crescent

The Nile Valley Powerpoint with Guided Notes

Empires of the Fertile Crescent

Inside the Pyramids

Guided Notes and Video Clip

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11

12

Wax Museum Research in Library

Egypt
Graphic Novel

 

Guidance with Mrs. Hart

 

Veterans Day
No School

2 hour Late Start

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Egypt: Engineering an Empire

 

Sequence Chart

Egypt: Engineering an Empire

 

Sequence Chart

 

Egypt: Engineering an Empire

 

Sequence Chart

 

Mummification: Steps to the Afterlife

 

State VB @ Yankton

Mummification: Steps to the Afterlife

 

Egypt Study Guide

 

State VB @
Yankton

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Egyptian Looping Activity

Egypt Jeopardy Review

 

Egypt Exam

 

Thanksgiving
Break

Thanksgiving Break

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Go Over Ancient Egypt Test

 

1st Boys Basketball Practice

Ancient China Intro Video

 

Ancient China:
"12 Words to Know" Vocab Flip Chart

 

Ancient China Guided Notes:

Chapter 1: The Huang Ho Valley

 

Ancient China Guided Notes

Chapter 2: Four Chinese Dynasties

Inventions of Ancient China:  How do they affect our daily lives?

December 2010

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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2

3

Go Over Ancient Egypt Test

 

1st Boys Basketball Practice

Ancient China Intro Video

 

Ancient China:
"12 Words to Know" Vocab Flip Chart

 

Ancient China Guided Notes:

Chapter 1: The Huang Ho Valley

 

Ancient China Guided Notes

Chapter 2: Four Chinese Dynasties

Inventions of Ancient China:  How do they affect our daily lives?

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Introduce Dynasties of China Project

 

Research Dynasties of Ancient China

 

Research Dynasties of Ancient China

Go to Lab to work on Ancient Chinese Dynasties Project

Guest Speaker: Mr. Sturgeon

 

BB @ Aberdeen

BB @ Huron

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Students Present Dynasties to Class

 

Students Present Dynasties to Class

 

Students Present Dynasties to Class

Chinese Dynasties Quiz

 

"I Traveled the Silk Road"

Ancient China Looping

 

Ancient Chinese Healing Techniques: Yoga/Acupuncture

/Tai Chi

BB @ Yankton

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Ancient China Jeopardy Review

 

Study Guide

Ancient China Exam

 

BB @ Lincoln

 

Go Over

China Test

 

Semester Review

 

End 2nd Quarter

Winter Break: (Snow Day if Necessary)

Winter Break

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Winter Break Winter Break Winter Break  

Winter Break

 

BB @ Huron
JV @ 2:30

 

Winter Break

 

BBvsSFR
(9-JV)

Varsity BBvs.SFR

January 2011

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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4

5

6

7

No School

Teacher Workshop

Geography Bee Qualifying Exam

 

BB vs. Brookings

Ancient India: Vocab Flip Chart

India Vocab PowerPoint

Guided Notes: Geography of India

 

BB @ Pierre

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Sat. 15

Early Civilizations of India PowerPoint with Guided Notes

 

 

BB vs. Watertown

 

Early Civilizations of India PowerPoint with Guided Notes

The Aryans PowerPoint with Guided Notes

Religions of Ancient India: Comparing Hinduism and Buddhism

BB vs. Aberdeen

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Sat. 22

No School

Martin Luther
King Jr. Day

4 Noble Truths

 

BB vs. Mitchell

 

Comparing Empires of Ancient India

 

 

 

India Revealed Short Stories

 

 

BB vs. RC Central

BB vs. RC Stevens

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Sat. 29

Wax Museum Research

Checklist

Wax Museum Research

 

BB @ SF Wash.

 

Guidance Lesson with Mrs. Hart

Jeopardy Review

India Test

 

BB @ Mitchell

BB vs. Huron

February 2011

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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3

4

 

Hand back India Tests

 

India Vocab Preview and Flip Chart Foldable

No School

Snow Day

No School

Snow Day

 

Intro to Greece Video

 

Finish Flip Chart

Guided Notes:

Geography of Greece

PowerPoint

 

BB vs. Yankton

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8

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11

HS/Elem P-T Conferences

 

No School

Snow Day

 

Guided Notes:

Greek Mythology

PowerPoint

 

MS P-T Conferences

Ancient Greek Mythology: Create Your Own Greek Myth

Ancient Greek Mythology: Create Your Own Greek Myth

Guided Notes: Greek City-States

 

BB vs. Pierre

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The Golden Age of Athens

Ancient Greece

Comparing Sparta and Athens

PowerPoint

Notes

 

Students "You be the Reporter" on Ancient Greece

 

Students "You be the Reporter" on Ancient Greece

 

No School

 

BB @ Brookings

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No School

Presidents Day

 

 

Students "You be the Reporter" on Ancient Greece

 

 

BB @ Watertown

 

Students Report on Ancient Greece

 

 

 

 

Students Report on Ancient Greece

 

BB vs. O'Gorman

2 Hour Late Start

 

Junior Achievement
Day

March 2011

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

28

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4

Eggspert Review of Ancient Greece

 

 

Online Review of Ancient Greece

 

Take Practice Exam

 

District BB @
SF Washington

Ancient Greece Test

 

Hand Back Ancient Greece Tests

 

 

Wax Museum Work Day

 

Wax Museum Work Day

 

District BB TBD

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Give Wax Museum Speech in Class

 

 

Give Wax Museum Speech in Class

 

Region BB TBD

Begin Ancient Rome

Rome

Rome Begins Guided Notes

 

State AA Girls Basketball @ Brookings

Rome

The Legend of Romulus and Remus

 

State AA Girls Basketball @ Brookings

 

End 3rd Quarter

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Roman Empire Guided Notes

 

 

1st Girls Golf Practice

Pompeii

Guided Notes

Rome

Daily Life Guided Notes

 

Rome

Engineering an Empire Part I

 

State AA Boys Basketball @ Sioux Falls Arena

Rome

World Renowned Guest Speaker who has been to Pompeii

 

State AA Boys Basketball @ Sioux Falls Aren

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Rome

Engineering an Empire Part II

Rome

Johnny Rawten goes to Ancient Rome

Rome Webquest

Rome Webquest

Rome Webquest

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Wax Museum Dress Rehearsal

Wax Museum Dress Rehearsal

Rome Study Guide

Rome Eggspert Review

 

BB Awards Dinner 6:30 pm @ HS

Ancient Rome Examination

April 2011

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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8

Golf @ Brookings  2 pm

 

Hand Back Rome Tests

 

D-Step Testing Window Opens

Geography of Europe Map & Notes

Feudalism in the Medieval Times

Feudalism in the Medieval Times

 

Golf @ O'G 4 pm

Medieval
Europe

Checkpoint Quiz

Guided Reading

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Medieval Europe

The Black Death
PowerPoint

 

Golf @ Lincoln 2 pm

Medieval Europe

Rulers & Invaders

Medieval Europe

Life in the Middle Ages

Medieval Europe

The Crusades

Medieval Europe

 

Create Your Own Assignment, Assignment

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Medieval Europe

Create Your Own Assignment, Assignment

 

Golf @ Home vs. Madison 3 pm

Medieval Europe

Create Your Own Assignment, Assignment

 

Golf @ SFW

3:30 pm

Medieval Europe

Create Your Own Assignment, Assignment

 

Take Bullying Survey

 

Create Wax Museum Character Sign

 

Golf @ Yankton Invite 10 am

 

D-Step Testing Window Closes

Spring Break
No School

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Spring Break
No School

Medieval Europe

Interdisciplinary Unit

 

Black Team (Klumper) Wax Museum

Medieval Europe

Interdisciplinary Unit

 

 

Medieval Europe

Interdisciplinary Unit

 

 

Red Team (Nelson) Wax Museum

Medieval Europe Examination

 

Golf @ Mitchell Invite 10:30 am

May 2011

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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3

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7

Mesoamerica: Aztec, Inca, Maya, Olmec

 

Golf @ SFW (Willow Run) 9 am

Mesoamerica: Aztec, Inca, Maya, Olmec

Mesoamerica: Aztec, Inca, Maya, Olmec

End of Year Review Project

End of Year Review Project

 

ESD Golf  Mitchell 11 am

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End of Year Review Project

End of Year Review Project

 

Golf @ H20
10:30 am

End of Year Review Project

 

Golf @ SFR (Elmwood) 3:15 pm

End of Year Examination

Social Studies Reflections

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20

Golf @ Brookings (Great 8) 12 pm

 

Last Day of School

Teacher Workshop

 

Lynx Invite @ Home 12 pm

 

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State AA Girls Golf Tournament @ Brookings

State AA Girls Golf Tournament @ Brookings

 

 

State AA Track & Field Meet @ Brandon/SF

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