Classes/Assignments

6th Grade World Cultures

Instructor
Abbey Hunt
Department
Grade 6

Course Description

Welcome to 6th grade World Cultures! We are going to have an exciting year exploring the world together! We will learn the basics of geography, culture, government, and economics the first nine weeks, and then begin our trip around the world exploring the geography, culture, history, governments, and economies of North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
 
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I am looking forward to a wonderful year together! 

Recent Posts

Thanksgiving Break

Dear all,
 
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and friends. I am SO thankful for my incredible students. We have had such a great start to the year and I know when we come back we will be ready to finish it out strong!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Wish List

Awesome parents,
 
As you all know, it tis' the season for sickness! :(  I am constantly reminding the students to wash their hands and cover their mouths but unfortunately we have seen many students out due to sickness. Any donations of hand sanitizer or tissues would be GREATLY appreciated. I started out with about 5 bottles and they are all out now. I encourage my students to get some on their way in and out of class so we go through them quickly. 
 
Thank you for being the BEST and most supportive parents! 

This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule

Monday, 11/11 - Veteran's Day!

  • Introduce North America Project
  • North America Map Work

Tuesday, 11/12

  • Finish North America Map Work
  • Analyzing Maps of North America

Wednesday, 11/13

  • Age of Exploration 

Thursday, 11/14

  • Columbian Exchange 

Friday, 11/15 - Project Interview DUE! 

  • How Did America End Up With a Diverse Culture? WebQuest
  • Ellis Island Virtual Tour

This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule

On Monday the Government and Economics Review will be going home. This study guide along with other resources in Google Classroom are excellent ways for students to prepare for the upcoming test on Wednesday, November 6th

We will be learning about Día de Muertos this Friday, November 1st to kick off our North America Unit. Día de Muertos is an important cultural holiday celebrated in Mexico. It is a fun day to remember and celebrate family and friends who have passed away. In honor of this special day, students may dress up in all black (no face paint), bring in traditional Mexican foods to share with the class, and/or bring a copy of a picture of a loved one who has passed away to honor on our classroom display. We have to be very careful of food allergies, so no peanuts or tree nuts of any kind are allowed. All foods must have a list of ingredients included. Please contact your teacher if you have any questions or concerns about allergies. We will coordinate with the nurse and parents to make sure all students have an enjoyable experience!
 

Monday, 10/28

  • Economics Systems 
  • Government and Economics Review
    • Due 11/5
    • Completed with parent signature for 5 bonus points on the test!

Tuesday, 10/29

  • Economics Activities

Wednesday, 10/30

  • Factors of Production

Thursday, 10/31

  • Government and Economics Unit Review Stations 

Friday, 11/1

  • Día de Muertos 
Save the Date
  • Wednesday, November 6th: Government and Economics Unit Test

This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule

This week in World Cultures we are kicking off our Government and Economics Unit with limited vs unlimited government and comparing different types of government. This unit has a lot of difficult vocabulary and I highly recommend they study this Quizlet a little each night this week (it is also in Google Classroom). 

Tuesday, 10/15

  • What is government? What is economics?
  • Vocabulary Word Web

Wednesday, 10/16

  • Limited vs Unlimited Government

Thursday, 10/17 - Culture Night, 5:30-7! 

  • Types of Government Simulation
  • Gummy Bear Government

Friday, 10/18 

  • Comparing Governments Around the World Gallery Walk

This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule

This week in World Cultures we will be wrapping up our Culture Unit by comparing and contrasting various cultures around the world, discussing multiculturalism, diversity, and how culture shapes a society, and analyzing the effects of cultural diffusion. 

Monday, 10/7

  • 10-15 minutes to add finishing touches on projects
  • "What Does a Picture Tell You?" 

Tuesday, 10/8

  • "What Does a Picture Tell You?"

Wednesday, 10/9

  • Mapping Out Diversity

Thursday, 10/10

  • Cultural Diffusion

Friday, 10/11 - Early Release at Noon

  • Material World 
  • Dollar Street
Save the Date
  • Culture Night is October 17th, 5:30-7 p.m.

This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule

We will be continuing working on our Culture PBL: A Piece of Me. The students have been working on their illustrated maps for part 3 of the project that is due Tuesday, October 1st. The students will need to bring in their Trifold for part 4 by Wednesday, October 2nd. The final project will be due this Friday, October 4th for a major grade. 

Monday, 9/30

  • Culture PBL Part 3: Illustrated Map 

Tuesday, 10/1

  • Culture PBL Part 3: Illustrated Map 
    • Due at the end of class! 
 

Wednesday, 10/2 -Thursday 10/3 

  • Culture PBL Part 4: Trifold Presentation 
 

Friday, 10/4

  • Culture PBL Part 4: Trifold Presentation
    • Due at the end of class! 

This Week's Schedule

 

This Week's Schedule

I am so excited we are starting our Culture Unit this week in World Cultures! The Culture Unit centers around our Culture PBL: A Piece of Me. The driving questions are “How does our culture define us?” and “How can we celebrate the unique cultures within our community?”. Students will be researching their culture and completing a four-part project which culminates with our OIS Culture Night on October 17th. Students will need to bring in a trifold board by Tuesday, October 1st. The final project will be due on Friday, October 4th, for a major grade and will be on display during OIS Culture Night on October 17th. We hope your family can attend and help us celebrate the unique cultures within our community!

Key vocabulary this week: culture, arts, architecture, education, government, economics, agriculture, language, lifestyle, beliefs, religion, customs, traditions

Monday, 9/23

 
  • What is Culture? Nearpod
  • Elements of My Culture (Due Friday for a Daily Grade)

Tuesday, 9/24 - 6th Grade Parent Orientation 6 p.m.

  • Elements of Culture
  • Elements of My Culture (Due Friday for a Daily Grade)

Wednesday, 9/25 - Thursday, 9/26

  • World Cultures Gallery Walk

Friday, 9/27

  • Culture Elements Checkpoint (Daily Grade) 
  • Finish Elements of My Culture (Daily Grade)
  • Start Illustrated Map

This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule
*Subject to Change*
 

We are finishing up our Geography Unit this week in World Cultures! Students will examine push and pull factors, analyze population pyramids, and explain the geographic factors responsible for patterns of population.

Key vocabulary this week: physical processes, transportation corridors and barriers, urban/rural/suburban, population density and distribution, sparse vs dense, and push and pull factors. 

The Population Patterns Assessment is on Friday, 9/20, and is the 2nd major grade of the nine weeks.

Parent Orientation was postponed until Tuesday, September 24th. 

Monday, 9/16
  • Push and Pull Factors of Immigration
Tuesday, 9/17
  • Population Pyramids
Wednesday, 9/18
  • Population Patterns Checkpoint (Daily Grade)
  • Comparing Population Density from Around the World 
Thursday, 9/19
  • Population Patterns Stations
Friday, 9/20
  • Population Patterns Assessment (Major Grade) 
  • Introduce Culture Unit PBL

This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule
*Subject to Change*
 

We are continuing with the next part of our Geography Unit this week in World Cultures! Students will examine and analyze the effects of physical processes, human impact on the environment, and factors of population patterns.

Key vocabulary this week: physical processes, transportation corridors and barriers, urban/rural/suburban, population density and distribution, sparse vs dense, and push and pull factors. 

Students took the first Geography Assessment on Friday, 9/6. Some were absent and must schedule a time to make up ASAP. The next major grade will be the Population Patterns Assessment on Friday, 9/20. 

I look forward to meeting you at Parent Orientation on Thursday! 

Monday, 9/9 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night
  • Physical Processes Stations
Tuesday, 9/10
  • Finish Physical Processes Stations
  • Physical Processes Checkpoint (Daily Grade)
Wednesday, 9/11
  • Fall Picture Day 
  • Patriot Day
    • Please discuss the events of 9/11 with your child, share what you remember about that day, and how it has impacted our country. 
Thursday, 9/12 - Parent Orientation 6-8 p.m.
  • Bill Nye Climate and Climate Change video clips
  • Human Impact on the Environment
Friday, 9/13
  • Population Patterns Vocabulary