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Curriculum Framework
Quarter 2
World History & Geography
Grade 6
Introduction
In 2014, the Shelby County Schools Board of Education adopted a set of ambitious, yet attainable goals for school and student performance. The District is
committed to these goals, as further described in our strategic plan, Destination 2025.
By 2025,
 80% of our students will graduate from high school college or career ready
 90% of students will graduate on time
 100% of our students who graduate college or career ready will enroll in a post-secondary opportunity.
Purpose of the Framework
The 2015-2016 Social Studies Curricula Framework is to be utilized as a resource when planning classroom instruction and projects. Our goal is to ensure our
students graduate ready for college and careers. This will require a comprehensive, integrated approach to literacy instruction that ensures that students become
efficient readers, writers, and communicators. To achieve this, it is essential that literacy strategies be purposefully and appropriately planned and implemented.
There are three instructional shifts that teachers should remember when planning and teaching:
http://www.tncore.org/english_language_arts/standards_and_shifts/instructional_shifts.aspx
(1) Regular practice with complex text and its academic language.
(2) Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational.
(3) Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction.
Framework Layout
Each framework is divided into three columns: (1) TN State Social Studies Standards, (2) Guiding Questions & Vocabulary, (3) Suggested Instructional Activities
& Resources and at the end you can find a few Literacy Lessons and Activities that serve as supplementary resources when planning lessons.
Additionally, this framework includes the following:
1. The Common Core English Language Arts Standards for History/Social Studies can be found at: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/introduction/
2. Suggested Primary Source Documents and Supporting Texts are included in the Tennessee State Social Studies standards at: http://tn.gov/education/article/socialstudies-standards
3. “A Word About Vocabulary Instruction” provides tips and strategies for meaningful vocabulary instruction for Tier 2 and Tier 3 words.
Using the Social Studies Curriculum Framework
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The pacing guide suggests time frames for instruction, are flexible, and may vary from classroom to classroom.
The TN State Standards are at the helm of teaching and learning and must be used to guide the lesson.(column 1)
The guiding questions are used to gain student interest in learning and can be written on the board for the class to reference.(column 2)
Key content and academic vocabulary are listed (column 2). To teach content, varied and rigorous instructional activities and resources are included in this framework to
support quality Social Studies lessons.
Lessons, activities and student tasks are in the third column which lists the textbook pages (if applicable) along with links to valuable resources.
At the end of each map, there are Literacy Activities, suggested lessons, and additional resources.
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If hyperlinks in this document are not active due to digital translation issues, the user should copy and paste the link into the address bar of a web browser such as Google
Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Literacy in Social Studies http://www.tncore.org/literacy_in_social_studies.aspx
The Tennessee State Standards for English Language Arts include a subset of literacy standards for teachers of history/social studies, science, and technical
subjects. These literacy standards do not change the subject-area content, which will continue to be governed by Tennessee standards for each subject. Rather, the
literacy standards provide expectations for how students will read and write in those courses. By incorporating more reading of complex informational text, holding
students accountable to that reading through text-based discussion and giving students text-based argumentative and expository writing assignments, teachers will
do the following:
 Support school-wide literacy efforts;
 Help prepare students for the literacy demands they will face in college and career, including the specialized reading and writing procedures of the relevant
discipline; and
 Reinforce students’ learning of subject-area content.
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WIDA
WIDA English Language Development (ELD) standards and example Model Performance Indicator (MPI) strands appear within this document
to provide teachers with appropriate scaffolding examples for ELLs and struggling readers. Strands of MPIs related to the domain of Reading
are provided and linked to the corresponding set of CCR standards. By referencing the provided MPIs and those MPIs within the given links,
teachers have access to “I can” statements that are appropriately leveled for ELLs (and struggling readers) in their classrooms. Additionally,
MPIs can be referenced for designing new and/or modifying existing assessments.
WIDA
https://www.wida.us/standards/ELP_standardlookup.aspx
Below is a sample of modifications provided on the WIDA site, feel free to search WIDA for other examples.
Example: 6-8 Reading
Economic Trends
Entering:
Chart economic data based on
phrases or simple statements with
graphic support (e.g., changes in
crop production)
Beginning:
Classify economic data based on
information in text and charts
(e.g., major crops by states or
regions)
Developing:
Compare economic data based on
information in text and charts
(e.g., Which crop is produced
less today than 5 years ago?)
Expanding:
Predict economic data for
upcoming years based on
information in text and charts
(e.g., Which crop will have less
production in 5 years?)
Bridging:
Interpret economic trend data
based on information from grade
level text and charts (e.g., Why
has there been a decline in profits
from this crop in the past 5
years?)
Beginning:
Sort rights or responsibilities of
people in U.S. or other countries
using illustrations and written
statements
Developing:
Select examples of rights or
responsibilities of people in U.S.
or other countries using
illustrations and written
descriptions
Expanding:
Evaluate rights or responsibilities
of people in U.S. or other
countries using illustrated text
Bridging:
Infer rights or responsibilities of
people in U.S. or other countries
from grade level text
Example 2: 6-8 Reading
Civic Rights and
Responsibilities
Entering:
Identify rights or responsibilities
of people in U.S. or other
countries using illustrations and
labels, or phrases
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A Word About Vocabulary Instruction
Effective Tier 2 academic vocabulary development necessitates daily direct and explicit instruction in vocabulary that includes systematic practice, review, and deep processing.
Teachers must immerse students in word-rich environments, while teaching and modeling word learning strategies.
In all content areas, academic vocabulary instruction must be cumulative, and the terms should be integrated into increasingly complex tasks. In language arts, more time should be
spent on instruction about the nuance of the word, its origin, root, and/or affixes. Additionally, language arts teachers should use word work strategies such as parts of speech,
semantic word webs, and other evidence-based vocabulary practice. The second column will include words from the unit, other examples of the affixes. Connections to Language
Standards can also be found under the “Morpheme” references in the second column when applicable.
Common Core State Standards: Focus on Tier 2 & Tier 3 Vocabulary
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Tier 1 Basic words commonly appear in spoken language. Because they are heard frequently in numerous contexts and with nonverbal communication, Tier 1 words rarely
require explicit instruction. Examples of Tier 1 words are clock, baby, happy and walk.
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Tier 2 High frequency words are used by mature language users across several content areas. Because of their lack of redundancy in oral language, Tier 2 words present
challenges to students who primarily meet them in print. Examples of Tier 2 words are obvious, complex, establish and verify.
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Tier 3 Words are not frequently used except in specific content areas or domains. Tier 3 words are central to building knowledge and conceptual understanding within the
various academic domains and should be integral to instruction of content. Medical, legal, biology and mathematics terms are all examples of these words.
Explicit instruction of the Tier 2 academic words is required in order for students to know and use the words accurately in reading, writing, and speaking. Multiple exposures and
practice are key characteristics of effective vocabulary instruction. Teachers are expected to use evidence-based vocabulary strategies, such as those found in the SCS curriculum
maps.
Links to Support Vocabulary Instruction & Development
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/social_studies/docs/core/Visual%20Evidence.pdf
http://www.learningunlimitedllc.com/2013/07/5-steps-vocabulary-instruction/
https://wvde.state.wv.us/strategybank/VocabularyStrategies.html
https://wvde.state.wv.us/strategybank/VocabularyGraphicOrganizers.html
http://soltreemrls3.s3-website-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/marzanoresearch.com/media/documents/List-of-Tier-2-and-Tier-3-Terms-for-ELA-and-Math.pdf
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6th Grade U.S. History & Geography
Pacing Guide
Time
1st Quarter
Week 1-3
Human Origins in Africa through the Neolithic Age 6900 BCE
Week 4-8
Human Origins in Africa through the Neolithic Age
Week 9
Mesopotamia 3500 B.C. – 1200 B.C.
Time
2nd Quarter
Week 1-3
Ancient Egypt 3000 B.C. - 1200 B.C.
Week 4-6
Ancient India 300 B.C. - 220 A.D.
Week 7-9
Ancient China 1750 B.C. - 220 A.D.
Time
3rd Quarter
Weeks 1-4
Ancient Israel 2000 B.C. – 70 A.D.
Weeks 5-9
Ancient Greeks 800 B.C. – 300 B.C.
Time
4th Quarter
Weeks 1-3
Ancient Rome 800 B.C – 500 A.D.
Weeks 4-9
Rome: Republic to Empire
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Guiding Questions/Vocabulary
Tier 2 & 3
Instructional Activities & Resources
Ancient Egypt 3000 B.C. – 1200 B.C./B.C.E.
(Weeks 1-3)
6.15 On a historical map locate the Mediterranean
and Red Seas, the Nile River and Delta, and the
areas of ancient Nubia and Egypt. Identify the
locations of ancient Upper and Lower Egypt and
explain what the terms mean. On a modern map,
identify the modern countries of Egypt and the
Sudan.
6.16 Investigate the kinds of evidence used by
archaeologists and historians to draw conclusions
about the social and economic characteristics of
Ancient Nubia (the Kingdom of Kush) and their
relationship to the social and economic
characteristics of Ancient Egypt.
6.17 Develop a visual representation of the
structure of Egyptian society including the role of
the pharaoh as god/king, the concept of dynasties,
the importance of at least one Egyptian ruler, the
relationship of pharaohs to peasants, and the role
of slaves in ancient Egypt.
6.18 Site evidence from informational texts to
explain the polytheistic religion of ancient Egypt
with respect to beliefs about death, the afterlife,
mummification, and the roles of different deities.
6.19 Summarize important achievements of
Egyptian civilization, including: the agricultural and
irrigation systems the invention of a calendar, main
features of the monumental architecture and art,
such as the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza evolution
of writing- hieroglyphics the invention of papyrus
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6.15/6.16 How did the geography of Egypt influence
its culture?
6.1 6What is the relationship between Nubia (Kush)
and Ancient Egypt?
6.17 What was the role of the pharaoh and his place
in Egyptian society?
Textbook Reference: Chapter 5-Ancient Egypt and Kush Pages 97-137
SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES:
6.17/6.18 Gods of Ancient Egypt http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/consortium/ancientegyptiangods.html
Embalming and Mummification - Describe the process of embalming and
mummification and the significance of each step.
6.1 8 What religious beliefs did the Egyptians hold?
6.15 On a blank outline map: Identify and label the Egyptian and Kush civilizations;
trace trade routes used between the civilizations
Textbook Reference: Chapter 5-Ancient Egypt and Kush Pages 98-101
6.19 How did the Egyptians incorporate their written
language with their religious practices?
6.15 Use graphic organizer or a model to compare and contrast the Nile River in Egypt
to the Tigris and Euphrates in Mesopotamia.
6.19 What are important achievements of Egyptian
civilization?
6.17 Use as Primary Source a photograph and biography about Pharaoh Hatshepsut
and/or Ramses II. Compare the two leaders.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/ramesses_01.shtml
6.20 What is the significance of Old, Middle, and New
Kingdom time periods and their leaders?
6.21 What led to the rise and decline of Nubia?
CONTENT VOCABULARY (Tier 3):
cataract, delta, shadoof, papyrus, hieroglyphics,
dynasty, theocracy, textile, embalming, pharaoh,
pyramid, bureaucrat, incense, envoy, savannas,
metallurgy
ACADEMIC VOCABULARY (Tier 2):
unique, isolate, unify, distribute, crucial, reside, labor,
6.20 Describe strengths and weaknesses of leaders during the Old, Middle, and New
Kingdom in Egypt
6.17 Write scripts or create a visual depicting life of different social groups under the
rules of pharaohs. (present and/or role-play)
Use Textbook Reference: Chapter 5-Ancient Egypt and Kush Pages 108-127
6.22 Write an informative essay comparing and contrasting Egyptian and
Mesopotamian societies at their heights.
Textbook Reference Pg. 73-93 and Pg. 100-115
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6.20 Identify the Old, Middle, and New Kingdom
time periods and evaluate the significance of the
following:
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Menes
Khufu
Hyksos invasion
Ahmose
King Tut
Queen Hatshepsut
Ramses the Great
6.21 Identify the location of the Kush civilization
and describe its political, commercial, and cultural
relationship with Egypt
6.22 Compare and contrast the religious, social,
and political structures in Mesopotamia and Egypt.
World History & Geography
Grade 6
Quarter 2
Guiding Questions/Vocabulary
Tier 2 & 3
construct, manual, obtain, acquire, authority, decline
rely, challenge
(For Vocabulary Strategies - See page 4)
Connection to Language Standards
Greek & Latin Roots and Affixes
struct- to build
Examples from the unit: construct, structure
Other examples: deconstruct, restructured,
instructions
Instructional Activities & Resources
6.19 Create a foldable, brochure, or poster to summarize important achievements of
Egyptian civilization
Textbook Reference Lesson Review Questions: pages 107,119,127,133,
Chapter 5 Activities: page 134
Informative/explanatory; Giving a Presentation; Understanding Pros and Cons
Language Standards
L. 6.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate
general academic and domain-specific words and
phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when
considering a word or phrase important to
comprehension or expression.
ASSESSMENTS:
Multiple choice page 135-136;
Analyzing documents, drawing conclusions, inferring, short response, (narrative)
extended response.
Egypt Maps
Egyptian Art-Teacher should preview and select pictures for students to view.
Characteristics of Egyptian Art
About Hieroglyphics
L.6.4.b Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or
Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a
word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel).
Connection to Language Standards
Greek & Latin Roots and Affixes
www.cognatarium.com
Ancient India 300 B.C. - 220 A.D.
(Weeks 4-6)
6.23 Locate and describe the Himalayas and the
major river systems, including Indus and Ganges
and evaluate the importance of each.
6.23 How did India’s geographic setting affect the
lives of its people?
Textbook Reference: Chapter 6- Ancient India Pages 137-166
6.24 Analyze the impact of the Aryan invasions.
6.26 How did the caste system impact the lives of
Indian people?
SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES:
6.23 Using a blank outline map to Locate and label (Ganges River, Indus River,
Deccan Plateau, Himalayan Mts., Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Sea)
6.25 Explain how the major beliefs and practices of
6.25 What were the fundamental concepts of
6.24 Create a cause and effect organizers to analyze the invasion of the Aryans in
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Brahmanism in India evolved into early Hinduism.
6.26 Outline the social structure of the caste
system and explain its effect on everyday life in
Indian society.
6.27 Write a narrative text describing how
Siddhartha Gautama’s (Buddha) life experiences
influenced his moral teachings and how those
teachings became a new religion that spread
throughout India and Central Asia as a new
religion.
6.28 Describe the growth of the Mauryan Empire
and the political and moral achievements of the
Emperor Asoka.
6.29 Identify the important aesthetic and intellectual
traditions, including: Sanskrit literature, including
the Bhagavad-Gita, Ramayana, and the
Mahabharata
medicine, metallurgy, mathematics, including
Hindu-Arabic numerals and the zero
Quarter 2
Guiding Questions/Vocabulary
Tier 2 & 3
Hinduism and Buddhism?
6.24 How did the Aryan invasions impact India?
World History & Geography
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Instructional Activities & Resources
India. Textbook Reference Pp. 144-163
6.25/6.27 Use a web to describe the founders and basic beliefs of Hinduism and
Buddhism
6.28 What was life like during the Mauryan Empire
under Emperor Asoka?
6.25/6.27 Use a Venn- diagram to compare and contrast Hinduism and Buddhism
6.29 What are some of contributions of Indian culture
to literature, art, math, and science?
6.26 Simulations: Role-Play individual citizens in caste-system or draw a pyramid
describe the social classes in India
CONTENT VOCABULARY (Tier 3):
subcontinent, raja, caste, monsoon, Hinduism,
Buddhism, Sanskrit, guru, Vedas, language family,
Brahman, karma, dharma, nirvana, Jainism
reincarnation, stupa, pilgrim, Bhagavad Gita
6.26 Create a chart to categorize the various aspects of Indian caste system from the
studied text. Research the freedoms guaranteed to Americans according to the U.S.
Constitution. Then respond in essay format to Think about the Indian caste system
and compare it to the freedoms you have in the U.S. How are they similar and
different?
ACADEMIC VOCABULARY (Tier 2):
plateau, reside, abandon, migrate, emerge, text,
manual, status, focus, meditate, commit, eventual,
promote, decline, contribute, structure
6.26 In groups, debate the issue of the caste system. Divide students into two groups:
Proponents and Opponents for the system. Cite evidence to support your point of
view.
(For Vocabulary Strategies - See page 4)
6.27 Create and outline and write a narrative text describing how Siddhartha
Gautama’s (Buddha) life experiences influenced his moral teachings and how those
teachings became a new religion that spread throughout India and Central Asia as a
new religion.
6.28 Make foldable to list and achievements of the Mauryan Empire, Gupta Empire or
Emperor Asoka.
6.29 Read excerpts from the Mahabharata and write a comparison to myths from
Egypt or Mesopotamia. Compare similarities and differences in messages, themes,
and characters in essay format.
Textbook Reference: Lesson Review Questions: pages 148,156, 163
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Guiding Questions/Vocabulary
Tier 2 & 3
Instructional Activities & Resources
Textbook: Chapter 5 Activities: page 164
Narrative, manage information, and geography and civilization
Textbook Reference: Assessments: Multiple choice page 165; Analyzing
documents, finding the main idea, drawing conclusions, short response, (argument)
extended response page 166
Life in India
http://www.ancient.eu/search/?q=siddhartha+gautama&sa.x=20&sa.y=12
http://www.ancient.eu/The_Vedas/
Ancient China 1750 B.C. - 220 A.D.
(Weeks 7-9)
6.30 Identify and locate on a map the geographical
features of China, including the Huang He (Yellow)
River, Plateau of Tibet, and Gobi Desert.
6.31 What was the culture of the people living in the
Huang-He Valley during the era of the Shang
Dynasty?
6.31 Locate and describe the origins of Chinese
civilization in the Huang-He Valley during the era of
the Shang Dynasty.
6.32 How did isolation in various regions in China
make governance and the spread of ideas and goods
difficult?
6.32 Explain how the regions of China are isolated
by geographic features, making governance and
the spread of ideas and goods difficult, and served
to isolate the country from the rest of the world. (G,
H)
6.33 What are the similarities and differences
between Taoism, Confucianism, and Legalism?
6.33 In groups, students will analyze the life and teachings of Confucius. Afterwards,
respond to the following question: What effect did Confucius’ teachings have on
China?
6.34 What made Confucius teachings widely
accepted in China?
6.30 Use a blank outline map to identify and locate the geographical features of China,
including the Huang He (Yellow) River, Plateau of Tibet, and Gobi Desert.
6.37 How would you cite the significance of the transEurasian “silk roads” in the period of the Han
Dynasty?
6.33 Use triple Venn diagram to compare Taoism, Confucianism, and Legalism.
6.33 Analyze the structure of the Zhou Dynasty and
the emergence of Taoism, Confucianism, and
Legalism.
6.34 Identify the political and cultural problems
prevalent in the time of Confucius and how he
sought to solve them.
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CONTENT VOCABULARY (Tier 3):
Warlord, pictograph, aristocrat ideograph, ancestor,
Textbook Reference: Chapter 7- Early China Pages 167-194
SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES:
6.31 Create a category chart to highlight the governments of the Shang, Zhou, and
Qin, and Han dynasties. Include the important leaders, laws, and innovations in
technology.
6.35 Write a summary paragraph to relate policies and achievements of the emperor
Shi Huang and explain how these contributed to the unification of northern China
under the Qin Dynasty.
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6.35 List the policies and achievements of the
emperor Shi Huang and explain how these
contributed to the unification of northern China
under the Qin Dynasty and the construction of the
Great Wall of China.
6.36 Detail the political contributions of the Han
Dynasty and determine how they contributed to the
development of the imperial bureaucratic state and
the expansion of the empire.
6.37 Cite the significance of the trans-Eurasian “silk
roads” in the period of the Han Dynasty and Roman
Empire and their locations.
6.38 Describe the diffusion of Buddhism northward
to China during the Han Dynasty.
Quarter 2
Guiding Questions/Vocabulary
Tier 2 & 3
bureaucracy, hereditary, Dao, Legalism, censor,
tenant farmer, currency, Mandate of Heaven, Daoism,
Confucianism, filial piety, civil service, acupuncture
ACADEMIC VOCABULARY (Tier 2):
emerge, channel, military rely, philosophy, individual,
similar, social class, unify, generation, network, link
Instructional Activities & Resources
6.36 Make a foldable detailing the political contributions of the Han Dynasty
6.37 Create a character merchant, keeping a travel journal on his/her travels on the
Silk Road. Identify goods and ideas that were imported and exported along the Silk
Road.
6.38 Use a map to trace the diffusion of Buddhism northward to China during the Han
Dynasty
(For Vocabulary Strategies - See page 4)
Textbook Reference: Lesson Review Questions: pages 177,183,191
Connection to the Language Standards
Greek & Latin Roots and Affixes
ism – the act, state or theory of
Examples from the unit: Taoism, Confucianism, and
Legalism
Other examples: criticism, optimism, capitalism
Language Standards
L. 6.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate
general academic and domain-specific words and
phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when
considering a word or phrase important to
comprehension or expression.
L.6.4.b Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or
Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a
word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel).
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Textbook Reference: Chapter 7 Activities: page 192 Informative/explanatory
writing, analyzing news media, understanding relationships
Textbook Reference: Assessments: Multiple choice pages 193, Analyzing
documents, assessing, analyzing, (informative/explanatory) extended response
Textbook page 194
Life in Ancient China http://china.mrdonn.org/index.html
http://archive.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/index.html
http://www.ancientchina.co.uk/menu.html
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/china/
http://www.ancient.eu/Silk_Road/
Connection to Language Standards
Greek & Latin Roots and Affixes
www.cognatarium.com
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Grade 6
Quarter 2
Guiding Questions/Vocabulary
Tier 2 & 3
Instructional Activities & Resources
Literacy Lessons and Activities/Sample Tasks
RH6.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts,
graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other
information in print and digital texts.
Use graphic organizer or a model to compare and
contrast the Nile River in Egypt to the Tigris and
Euphrates in Mesopotamia.
Textbook Reference Pp. 100-105, Egypt Pp. 103,
76-78, Mesopotamia
RH6.8. Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment
in a text.
WHST 6.9. Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis reflection, and
research.
Create a chart to categorize the various aspects of
Indian caste system from the studied text. Research
the freedoms guaranteed to Americans according to
the U.S. Constitution. Then respond in essay format
to Think about the Indian caste system and compare
it to the freedoms you have in the U.S. How are they
similar and different?
Use Textbook reference Pp. 147-148 (India) and
http://www.heartcom.org/FiveCoreFreedoms.htm
Read excerpts from the Mahabharata and compare to myths from Egypt or
Mesopotamia. Compare similarities and differences in messages, themes, and
characters in essay format.
Use:
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Mahabharata
and
http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends
Students’ choice assignment:
WHST6.1. Write arguments focused on disciplinespecific content. 1. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or
issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from
alternate or opposing claims, and organize the
reasons and evidence logically. 2. Support claim(s)
with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and
evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the
topic or text, using credible sources.
WHST6.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization,
and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
Topic:
Which Egyptian kingdom (old, middle, or new) had
the greatest effect on today’s culture?
Create a character merchant, keeping a travel journal on his/her travels on the Silk
Road. Identify goods and ideas that were imported and exported along the Silk Road.
http://www.frontiersoftravel.com/journey_summary.php?name=Silk_Road
or
In groups, debate the issue of the caste system. Divide students into two groups:
Proponents and Opponents for the system. Cite evidence to support your point of
view.
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Caste_system
Argument Organizer
http://www.holbrook.k12.az.us/schools/hhs/gnovell/ho
me/Forms/ArgumentGraphicOrganizer.pdf
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Additional Resources
Freer-Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute –
Collections: Ancient Egyptian Art
http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/egyptian.asp
Egyptian Picture Gallery
http://historylink101.com/n/egypt_1/pic_main.htm
Ancient Egyptian Maps (time periods)
http://www.timemaps.com/history/ancient-egypt-3500bc
Additional Resources
http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do
http://scs-socialstudies.weebly.com/
http://earth.google.com/
http://edugoodies.com/index.htm
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