Dozier Middle School

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SIXTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES

Sixth Grade Social Studies

Desktop Publishing

Database

Spreadsheet

Presentation

Graphic Organizers

Webquests

USH2a The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures and tables for

a. Explaining how physical features and climate influenced the movement of people westward

Travel brochure for a new area of the country

Poster showing how physical feature affected people's adaptation to living in the area.

*you may want to create several databases that students will update periodically through out the year- important people - inventions - trends and movements

Database of inventions/adaptation that affected the westward movement: barbed wire, steel plows, dry farming, sod houses, beef cattle raising, wheat farming windmills, railroads

 

Persuasive presentation selling the Great Plains to some prospective buyers

*you may want to create a timeline that students will update periodically throughout the year

Venn Diagram or double bubble map comparing Great Plains to New England or the South

Webbing the inventions and adaptations that changed the perception of the Great Plains

 

USH2a The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures and tables for

b. explaining relationships among natural resources, transportation and industrial development after 1877

 

Database of resources, where produced, where needed, and how they need to be transported

   

Timeline of advances in transportation

Inspiration - cause and effect template on development of transportation

 

USH2a The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures and tables for

c. locating the 50 states and the cities most significant to the historical development of the United States

Floodfilling regions in a draw or paint program

Database of significant cities, and their location - long/lat/ and why they are important

 

PowerPoint of each region and why it is important

Web of different regions and their economic, political and historical importance

Finding different ways to group states - alphabetically, those with a coast, landlocked

Etc.

 

US113a. The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by:

a. identifying the reasons for westward expansion

Poster advertising the Gold Rush or Homestead act

Newsletter from California during the Gold rush

 

Comparison of cost of staples during the C.G.R. and now

Track the value of an ounce of gold over the past 150 years

Presentation detailing what would be the needed equipment if you were going to the Gold Rush or to the Homesteaders or beginning a new life if you had been a slave

Use of historical event template for California Gold rush, Transcontinental railway, Homestead act, new beginning for former slaves

 

US113a. The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by:

b. explaining the reasons for the increase in immigration, growth of cities, new inventions and challenges arising from this expansion

Poster selling a new product

Diary of an immigrant's trip to America

Database of immigrant nationalities and how they affected the American culture

Database of inventions and effects on society and sort to a timeline

Database of problems and solutions immigration created.

Chart the numbers of immigrants from certain European and Asian countries over a period of 100 years. Can you see some trends? Are there certain historical events that affected a peak from a certain country

Present a new invention and detail the positive and negative affects on society.

Venn Diagram comparing rural and urban life

Web of reasons to immigrate

Web of cities and the industries that sprang up around them

Web of interaction and conflict between different immigrant groups


 

US113c. The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by:

c. describing racial segregation, the rise of "Jim Crow" and other constraints faced by African Americans in the post-Reconstruction South

Protest poster against one of the Jim Crow laws.

     

Discrimination web including types, groups and reasons


US113d. The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by:

d. explaining the rise of big business, the growth of industry and life on American farms

   

Chart comparing the salary of a farmer, assembly line worker, and a company owner

 

Cause and effect map on effects of industrialization and rise of big business on farmers

Web of factors resulting in growth of industry

The Gilded Age webquest;
documenting industrialization
in America

 

US113e. The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by:

e. describing the impact of the Progressive Movement on child labor, working conditions, the rise of organized labor, women's suffrage and the temperance movement.

Mouth - famous quote

Eyes - things they had seen

Hands /arms

Feet were places they had been

Database of unions and movements in this era and what they stood for

 

Persuasive presentation to join the AFL

Women's suffrage web including - people, laws, reasons for, definition

Historical event web on the Progressive Movement

Historical event web on the Temperance Movement

Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the 2 movements

 

US11.4a The student will demonstrate knowledge of the changing role of the United States from the late 19th century through World War I by

a. explaining the reasons for and results of the Spanish American War

Write a factual or exaggerated news report on the Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine.

Create a front page that tells the US about the sinking of the Maine and our entry into the war. One group could be from the National Inquirer and the other from the New York Times

   

Create a recruiting presentation for young men to join the army fighting in the Spanish American war

Table map of the reasons for and results of the Spanish American War

Compare and contrast a "yellow journalist" and a factual report on the Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine.


 

US11.4B

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the changing role of the United States from the late 19th century through World War I by

b. explaining the reasons for the United States involvement in World War I and its leadership role at the conclusion of the war.

Write an editorial for or against joining the League of Nations

Create a database of the major battles of World War I including countries and chief people involved, location and results

 

Create a presentation of events that triggered WWI and the results of that war. Show how the United States emerged as a global leader after the war.

Web the Allies and the Central Powers along with the reasons for the war

Compare and contrast the reasons for the Spanish American War and World War I

 

USII5a

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the social, economic and technological changes of the early twentieth century by

a. explaining how developments in transportation including the use of the automobile, communication and electrification changed American life.

Create a news advertisement for a new product - washing machine, stove, vacuum cleaner, telephone, radio etc.

Database of new inventions and how they changed American life

Mileage/Time comparison charts of a horse, Model T, early railroad, stage coach, plane

Presentation of how life was before and after some of the new inventions

Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of each of the modes of transportation

Web of how electrification, communication or transportation changed America

 

USII5b

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the social, economic and technological changes of the early twentieth century by

b.describing the social changes that took place, including Prohibition and the Great Migration north.

           
USII5c

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the social, economic and technological changes of the early twentieth century by

c. examining art, literature and music from the 1920s and 1930s emphasizing Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington and Georgia O'Keefe and including the Harlem Renaissance

Create a marquee for a dinner theater during the Harlem Renaissance

Create a database of the important artists (audio, written, and visual) and their contribution to American culture

 

Create a presentation with sights and sounds of the 1920s

Use the Historical event map to create a web about the Harlem Renaissance

 
USII5d

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the social, economic and technological changes of the early twentieth century by

d. identifying the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on Americans and the major features of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal

   

Graph the last month before the stock market crash. Compare it to July 2002 - what are the differences - what are some of the governmental differences?

Create a presentation of images showing the Great Depression. Use some music and quotes from that time period

Use the historical event map to create a map about the Great Depression

Using a bubble map create a map naming the major features of the New Deal

 

USII.6a The student will demonstrate knowledge of the major causes and effects of American involvement in World War II by

a. identifying the causes and events that led to American involvement in the war, including the attack on Pearl Harbor

 

Create a database of important people (leaders, military people, entertainers, etc) during the War

Graph the number of servicemen before and after Pearl Harbor

Graph the size of our Navy before and after WWII

Timeline of the events and causes leading up to Pearl Harbor

Bubble map of the causes of World War II

Venn Diagram of the Allies/Axis powers

Venn Diagram of the causes of World War I and World War II

Triple bubble map comparing Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo

 

USII.6b The student will demonstrate knowledge of the major causes and effects of American involvement in World War II by

b. describing the major events and turning point of the war in Europe and the Pacific.

Write a diary from one of the following perspectives: army soldier, naval soldier, Holocaust victim, homefront patriot

Database of important events in World War II

Graph the number of Jews killed in relationship to the number of Jews in a country - Poland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, France, Czech

Create a presentation about the Holocaust

Web the major battles of the war

Use the historical event map to create a web about World war II

Use the historical event map to create a web about the Holocaust


 

USII.6c The student will demonstrate knowledge of the major causes and effects of American involvement in World War II by

c. describing the impact of World War II on the homefront

Create a poster for Liberty Bonds, Meatless & Sugarless days,

Victory Gardens, Rosie the Riveter

   

Create a persuasive presentation for Liberty Bonds, Meatless & Sugarless days,

Victory Gardens, Rosie the Riveter

Create a web showing how the American people mobilized the homefront to help the war effort

Talk about the internment camps

 

USII.7a The student will demonstrate knowledge of the economic social and political transformation of the United States and the world between the end of World II and the present by

a. describing the rebuilding of Europe and Japan after World War II, the emergence of the United States as a superpower, and the establishment of the United Nations

Create a brochure explaining the purpose and organization of the United Nations

Create a database comparing the rebuilding of Japan with European countries

Graph the cost of rebuilding Europe and Japan.

Persuasive presentation for and against the rebuilding of Europe and Japan

Presentation explaining the Marshall plan

Using History Web 2 template, explain the effects of the Marshall Plan

Using History Web1, explain the effects of the partitioning of Germany

Create a web showing Japan's shift from enemy to a strong ally of the United States

 

USII.7b The student will demonstrate knowledge of the economic social and political transformation of the United States and the world between the end of World II and the present by

b. describing the conversion from a wartime to peacetime economy

   

Graph the salary or number of people working in some occupations during wartime as opposed to peacetime

 

Create a graphic organizer showing the reasons for the rapid growth in the economy

 

USII.7c The student will demonstrate knowledge of the economic social and political transformation of the United States and the world between the end of World II and the present by

c. identifying the role of America's military and veterans in defending freedom during the Cold War, including the wars in Korea and Vietnam, the Cuban missile crisis, the collapse of communism in Europe and the rise of new challenges

Create a brochure explaining NATO

Write an editorial for and or against involvement in the Vietnam war

Create a webpage detailing the Destruction of the Berlin Wall complete with links

Create a database of confrontations and conflicts the U.S. was involved in during the Post WW2 era

 

Prepare a presentation of each of the conflicts = their causes and the effect on the United States and the world.

Using the Historic Period template, create a graphic organizer of the Cold War including the origins, conflicts and affects

Venn Diagram on the differences between the 2 super powers - Russian and the United States


 

USII.7a The student will demonstrate knowledge of the economic social and political transformation of the United States and the world between the end of World II and the present by

d. describing the changing patterns of society including expanded educational and economic opportunities for military veterans, women and minorities

   

Graph the changes in the make-up of immigrants from 1860 to the present

 

Web the changing role of women since WW2

Using the Historical Event web graph either the GI Bill, the Civil Rights Act or the Baby Boom

 

USII.8a the student will demonstrate knowledge of the key domestic issues during the second half of the 20th century by

a. examining the Civil Rights Movement and the changing role of women

           

USII.8a the student will demonstrate knowledge of the key domestic issues during the second half of the 20th century by

b. describing the development of new technologies and their impact on American life.

 

Create a database of new inventions or technologies and their effects on the society

       

 

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