Mrs. Moore - 6th Grade Social Studies

Let's Learn Moore Social Studies!

Welcome to Let’s Learn Moore Social Studies! For many of you, it's the first time you have Social Studies as a separate and unique class. I hope that I will help you see a world beyond the borders of our town, state, and country--and particularly to see the world as it was before our time.  

Social Studies is a subject that includes history, geography, and world culture study. This year our curriculum will be based upon the most influential ancient civilizations in history.  

This website is designed with you the student in mind. Here you will find our weekly calendar and assignments, any documents we use in class, and any helpful web links including the online text book.   

Here's a glance at what we'll be learning about this year: 
Map Unit 
    *Mapping and Mental Maps
    *Using latitude and longitude 
    *Continents and oceans 
    *Earth's physical features 
  * Climate   
Development of Civilizations
    *Using sources to learn about the past 
    *Primary and secondary sources 
    *Archaeology and Anthropology  
    *Hunter-Gatherer 
    *Paleolithic Era to the Neolithic Era 
Mesopotamia 
    *The influence of the location, geography, and climate on
       civilization there  
    *The six elements of civilization (GRAPES)
    *The origins of technology, urbanization, literacy,
      and legal systems 
    *The first kingship empires: their beginnings, expansion,
       and collapse  
    *Economic ideas of surplus and scarcity, and the role of trade,
      and transportation
Egypt 
    *The influence of the location, geography, and climate
     on civilization there  
    *The impact of religion on daily life, particularly on burial practices 
    *Egypt's economic, social, and political levels within the society 
    *Advances in technology, engineering, literacy, trade
     and transportation 
    *Key Egyptian pharaohs and their accomplishments 
China
  *The development of civilizations in China
  *Chinese government systems
  *The economy and trade in China
  *Chinese culture and conflicts
  *Chinese Religions and Philosophies
  *Technological advancements made by the Chinese
India
   * Physical processes that built up Earth’s surfaces
     including plate tectonics
   *The influence of the location, geography, and climate
    on civilization there  
   *The history, origins and central beliefs of Hinduism and Buddhism
Greece  
  *The influence of the location, geography, and climate on
     civilization there 
  *The effect of trade and transportation routes on the economy
    and technology
  *The development of democracy, and its impact on
    governments today 
    *Differences between life in Athens and life in Sparta 
    *Contributions of the Greeks in the areas of philosophy, art, 
        architecture, literature, science, and technology
  * The development of money as means of exchange 
Rome 
   *The influence of the location, geography, and climate
    on civilization there  
  *The historical origins, central beliefs and spread of
   Judaism and Christianity
   *The technological advances or the Romans 
   *The founding and organization of the Roman Republic
  *The similarities and differences between the
    Roman Republic and the US government 
    *The effect of Julius Caesar on the Roman Republic  
    *Augustus Caesar and his accomplishments 
  *The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and impact of the people of Pompeii
  *The effect of transportation routes on economic growth
     and the exchange of goods
   *The successes and failures of the Roman Empire 
   *The decline and fall of the Roman Empire 
   *The important contributions of the Romans to Western civilization