Welcome to 6th Grade World Cultures

Welcome to World Cultures

 

Welcome Wildcats!

 

Our goal at Oakcrest Intermediate is to make 6th grade World Cultures come alive, get students excited to learn, create lifelong learners curious about the world around them, and build productive global citizens. We will learn the basics of geography, culture, government, and economics the first nine weeks, before beginning our trip around the world exploring the geography, culture, history, governments, and economies of all continents. 

 

This website is the #1 spot for updates, reminders, assignments, weekly schedule, and important events. Be sure to check in weekly and do not hesitate to email me if you have any concerns or questions. 

 

 

 

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This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule

This is a busy week for our sixth graders! They have a test in every class and a benchmark in math and science. Please make sure they are getting enough sleep and eating right. They might need a little extra TLC. We have our Latin America Unit Test on Friday and it is the final major grade of the nine weeks. 
 

Monday, 12/9

  • Begin Latin America Government and Economics Stations
  • Homework: Latin America Unit Test Review, due Thursday

Tuesday, 12/10

  • Latin America Government and Economics Stations 

Wednesday, 12/11

  • Panama Canal

Thursday, 12/12

  • Escape the Rainforest Digital Breakout Game
  • Test Review Due

Friday, 12/13

  • Latin America Unit Test (Major Grade)

This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule

Welcome back! I hope you had a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving break with your family! We are starting our Latin America Unit this week in World Cultures! 
 

Monday, 12/2 

  • Ancient Civilizations of Latin America-Aztec, Maya, Inca

Tuesday, 12/3

  • Countries of South America Nearpod

Wednesday, 12/4

  • Latin America's Commonalities Nearpod
  • South America Overview Due

Thursday, 12/5

  • Environmental Issues of Latin America Stations

Friday, 12/6

  • Latin America Checkpoint (Daily Grade)
  • Deforestation of the Rain-forest Reading
Save the Date
  • Friday 12/13: Latin America Unit Test (Major Grade)

This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule

Monday, 11/18-Wednesday, 11/20

  • North America Project Part 2

Thursday, 11/21 

  • Turn in the project for a major grade 
  • Current Issues in North America Gallery Walk

Friday, 11/22

  • Canada Nearpod
  • Canada Virtual Tour

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

Monday, 11/4

  • Economic Indicators
  • 1st vs 3rd World Country Comparison

Tuesday, 11/5

  • Economics Checkpoint (Daily Grade)
  • Finish 1st vs 3rd World Countries, if needed
  • Review Games
  • Test Review due with parent signature for 5 bonus points on the test! 

Wednesday, 11/6

  • Government and Economics Unit Test (Major Grade)

Thursday, 11/7

  • World Cultures Games
  • North America Virtual Tour

Friday, 11/8

  • District Fall Benchmark

This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule

We are continuing our Government and Economics Unit this week in World Cultures. Students will be actively engaged in economics systems simulations, factors of productions, and review stations this week. 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 at home for the upcoming test on Wednesday, November 6th

We will be celebrating Día de Muertos this Friday, November 1st. 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 Simulations 
  • Government and Economics Review (first page due 10/31)

Tuesday, 10/29

  • Economics Activity: from cocoa beans to Hersey's kiss

Wednesday, 10/30

  • Factors of Production

Thursday, 10/31

  • Government and Economics Unit Review Stations 

Friday, 11/1

  • Día de Muertos celebration 
Save the Date
  • Friday, November 1st: Día de Muertos 
  • Wednesday, November 6th: Government and Economics Unit Test

This Week's Schedule

This Week's Schedule

Thank you for helping make our inaugural OIS Culture Night a huge success!!! The kids had a blast and it was wonderful to see them so excited about learning! We appreciate all of your support from home and all you do for your children! 

We are wrapping up government and starting economics this week in World Cultures. We will be analyzing the seven principles of government, identifying the impact of globalization, and comparing and contrasting different economic systems. 

Monday, 10/21

  • Citizen Roles and Responsibilities

Tuesday, 10/22

  • 7 Principles of Government

Wednesday, 10/23

  • Globalization 

Thursday, 10/24

  • Economic Systems

Friday, 10/24

  • Economics Systems Simulation
Save the Date
  • Friday, November 1st: Día de Muertos 
  • 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 significant amount  of difficult vocabulary and I highly recommend they study this Quizlet a little each night this week (it is also in Google Classroom).

Don't forget to come out Thursday evening for Culture Night. Stop by anytime between 5:30-7:00 pm. Your students worked incredibly hard on these projects and we look forward to showcasing the 6th grade students this evening! Plus, we will have games and crafts! 

Tuesday, 10/15

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

Wednesday, 10/16

  • Limited vs Unlimited Government

Thursday, 10/17 - Culture Night, 5:30-7:00 pm

  • 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 at the end of class on 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