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Social Studies Suzanne Sandowski - Sixth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome 6th graders!
I'm so thrilled to be your Social Studies teacher this year! We will be exploring several of the world's ancient civilizations, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Geography will also encompass our studies. I am INCREDIBLY excited to introduce you to our new "techbook" this year, Discovery Education! It is a fantastic addition to our curriculum, and I know you will love all of its features!
I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you- let's have a fabulous year together!

Mrs. Sandowski :)





Social Studies Mission Statement:
Our mission is to create enlightened citizens who are able to critically investigate historical events in order to interpret their significance on society and bridge the past, present, and future through informed decision making.


BLOCK SCHEDULE
FOR SS/SCI:
Maroon Days- Periods 1,3,6
Gold Days-Periods 2,4,7
Fridays- Both SS & SCI for 41 minutes

IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE DISCOVERY TECH BOOK:
1. Login to office.com
2. Open a new tab
3. Enter office365.discoveryeducation.com
4. LoginExample: 21pbaker@fsd157c.org
5. Password: 500# (the school id number)


**ATTENTION STUDENTS!**
A reminder- when you are absent, it is EXTREMELY important that you check-in with EVERY teacher the day you return! Since we block for SS and SCI, you need to make sure that you check-in with BOTH Mrs. Nemeth and myself to get your make-up work (even if you don't see one of us for class that day)! If you do not, you will be very behind the rest of the class- thank you!

**The library is open every day before school from 7:00-7:40am and after school from 2:15-3:30pm. Any student that needs a quiet place to work can always start in the HCMS library.






 
 

This week in class

Monday
12/10/18

MAROON CLASSES (Periods 1,3,6)-

Due Wednesday- In your Discovery Techbook, open up Chapter 3 that covers "Mesopotamia"- in concept 3.1 (geography of Mesopotamia), read "Explore" pages 1-8. Then complete the 1 post-it note that you were assigned in class to answer the question on your page- if you forgot your page number, refer to your class (desk) number:
Numbers 1-3 Page 1
4-6 Page 2
7-9 Page 3
10-12 Page 4
13-15 Page 5
16-18 Page 6
19-21 Page 7
22-27 Page 8

Africa Summative on Wednesday too!

**ASSESSMENT DATE HAS CHANGED!!**
Due to all of the activity occurring on Friday, December 14th, we needed to move the Africa summative to WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH!!



Tuesday
12/11/18

GOLD CLASSES (Periods 2,4,7)-

Please refer to Monday's assignment above- your due date for the assignment will be on Thursday!

**Your Africa assessment has been moved to Thursday, December 13th!



Wednesday
12/12/18

MAROON CLASSES (Periods 1,3,6)-

Great job on your Africa Assessment today!

If you didn't finish the Mesopotamia handout (double-sided) in class today, please have it completed for Friday!

ALL CLASSES- Remember, you will take the Geography Bee Qualifying Test tomorrow- IT DOES NOT GO IN THE GRADEBOOK! Do your best, we just want to determine who will represent 6th grade at the Geography Bee! Good luck!












Thursday
12/13/18 THEME THURSDAY- 80's Day

GOLD CLASSES (Periods 2,4,7)-

I can't wait to see how you did on your Africa Assessment today!

If you didn't finish the Mesopotamia handout (double-sided) in class today, please have it completed for tomorrow!





Friday
12/14/18

ALL CLASSES-




Have a lovely, relaxing weekend! :)





























 
 

Important Dates

10/16/2015
ERIN'S LAW

12/4/2018
FSP Dine and Donate- at Chipotle December 4, 2018

12/14/2018
Geography of Africa Assessment

3/8/2019
Education Foundation Dinner Auction- March 8, 2019

 
 

Downloads List

Ancient China- 6 Traits of a Civilization [5/10/2018]
Ancient Egypt Inquiry Rubric [2/14/2018]
Ancient Egypt Inquiry Summative [2/14/2018]
Ancient India Webquest [4/4/2018]
Chapter 1 Sections 2 & 3 Review [12/5/2017]
Classroom Expectations [8/25/2017]
Education Foundation Dinner Auction- March 8, 2019 [11/7/2018]
FSP Dine and Donate- at Chipotle December 4, 2018 [11/7/2018]
GEOGRAPHY SUMMATIVE REVIEW [9/25/2017]
PALEOLITHIC VS. NEOLITHIC TIMES [10/18/2017]

 
 

Cool Links

197 Country Challenge!
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Discovery Education Link
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Free Rice! Identify countries to donate rice to people in need!
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Geography of Asia
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Geography Review Games- Sheppard Software
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Lascaux cave art- Paleolithic era
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Lizardpoint Geography Games Link
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New Africa Link for Geography!
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New Discovery of Ancient Egyptian tombs!
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World Geography Game
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