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World Cultures Information for 2016-2017

 
Welcome to World Cultures! 
 
FYI-Check your student's school supplies--Do they have a pencil/pen and are they ready for success?
 
 
 

Year at a Glance

Contemporary World Cultures Grade 6

2016 – 2017

First Semester

Second Semester

1st Six Weeks

4th Six Weeks

Unit 01: Thinking Like a Geographer: The World’s Geographic Patterns

 

Unit 02: Celebrate Freedom

 

Unit 03: Freedom for All: The United States and Canada

Unit 06: We Are Family: Europe

 

Unit 07: Empire & Ethnicity: Russia & the Eurasian Republics

 

 

2nd Six Weeks

5th Six Weeks

Unit 03: Freedom for All: The United States and Canada

 

Unit 04: A Legacy of Colonialism: Latin America

Unit 08: Crossroads of Diffusion: Southwest Asia/North Africa

 

Unit 09: Facing Challenges: Sub-Saharan Africa

3rd Six Weeks

6th Six Weeks

Unit 04: A Legacy of Colonialism: Latin America

 

Unit 05: Adapting Down Under: Pacific Realm

Unit 10: Unity & Division: South Asia

 

Unit 11: Tradition in a Modernizing World: East & Southeast Asia

 

Am I ready for school?  Do I have pencils/pen and my journal? 
 
 
 
April 24-28
6th six weeks
 

 

Monday- Japan and the Tsunami

Tuesday- Asia light pollution

Wednesday- China

Thursday- China

Friday-China

 

 NEXT TEST: May 4, 2017 (East and Southeast Asia)

 

 

 

CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ 

 

 

 

 Makeup Work Policy

 Due at the beginning of each class period

  Is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements for any missed work--they have to see me BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL!

Students are allowed 3 school days after their return from an absence to complete make-up work for full credit. After the 3 days, the highest grade/most credit a student will receive is 70.

 If an absence is longer than 5 days, the teacher and student should make acceptable arrangements.

 

 

HMS Late Policy

Students may turn in work three days late after the original due date. After the three day period, the assignment will become a zero and will not be accepted.

10 points will be deducted for each day the assignment is late.

 

If it is turned in two days late, the highest a student can make is a 80, three days late, highest possible score is 70.  After 3 days, the grade stays a zero.

We're hoping the new late policy will encourage students to turn in assignments in a timely manner the first time since they will no longer be able to turn in several missing assignments at the end of a 3 week or 6 week grading period.

 
 
 
 
 
Website of the Month
 
 
 
 
 
August
Mythology:  List of facts about ancient gods/goddesses from various continents:
 
http://www.godchecker.com/

 
National Atlas: Sponsored by the US Government, the National Atlas has data for everything from major roadways to bat colonies. Use the "MapMaker" tab to open a blank atlas and start playing.
 
http://www.nationalatlas.gov/index.html
 
September: 
NASA.GOV Learn about all things space related!!
 
 
 
 
October/November:
 
Andrew Evans: Andrew travels around the world as Nat Geo's Digital Nomad sharing culture around the world with the world.
 
                      website: http://digitalnomad.nationalgeographic.com/
                      twitter/instagram/Facebook: @WheresAndrew
                                                 http://twitter.com/wheresandrew


Google Earth and U. Maryland have released new maps and images of Earth's deforestation.  Check out how the landscape is changing: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2013/11/mapping-worlds-deforestation-over-time.html
 
 
Scotland Vote Guide http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/170400/The-2014-Scottish-Independence-Referendum-Voting-Guide.pdf
 
Japan 2011: earthquake data timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSBjEvPH2j4
 
Japan 2011/2013 comparison: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/03/japan-earthquake-2-years-later-before-and-after/100469/
 
 

 Social Studies Survey Link for students: http://tinyurl.com/j2z5nny

 

November: 
 
 
Jakarta: http://www.skwirk.com/p-c_s-1_u-149_t-447_c-1592/jakarta-indonesia-s-capital-city/nsw/jakarta-indonesia-s-capital-city/indonesia-understanding-our-nearest-neighbours/indonesia-s-geography-and-peoples 

India's official government site: http://india.gov.in/


January: 
 
Unicef: The United Nations children outreach organization
 http://www.unicef.org/



February: 
 
IOC: The International Olympic Committee and Russia host the Olympics in Sochi, Russia:
http://www.olympic.org/

March: 
 
Amphibian Rescue: Smithsonian Institution's amphibian conservation resource group headed by Brian Gratwicke.
 
http://amphibianrescue.org/


April: 
 
Yuris Night information: https://www.youtube.com/user/yurisnight 
 













































































































http://www.nationalatlas.gov/index.html