Sixth Grade Social Studies
6th Grade Social Studies
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Geographical Perspectives Regions, Location, Place
- Map of the Continents and Oceans - Each area can be clicked on to go to another page with information about the area selected.
- Maps of the various Continents - Black line master maps.
- A variety of map games and puzzles are found at Maps.com
- Color Landform Atlas of the U.S. - Select a state and choose from among various types of topographical maps.
- Landforms - Match Game
- Geographical Terms Game -
Location/ Longitude and Latitude
- Find your Longitude - Interactive game.
- Look up the latitude and longitude of states in the U.S.
- Another latitude and longitude online quiz
- Latitude and Longitude - online quiz
- Types of Renewable Resources - What are my choices of renewable resources?
- Renewable Energy - Learning about renewable energy
- Renewable Natural Resources - There's lots of reasons to use natural renewable resources. Learn about them here.
- Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources - excellent site for class discussions.
- Determining Directions - Finding your way with a map.
- Finding your way with a map and compass -
- Maps That Teach - Identify physical features of the U.S.
- Map Skills - Maps show us many types of information. We can learn about a country's landforms, weather, population - almost anything simply by reading a map! (beware of some dead links here)use maps.
- Topographical Map Symbols - How to read a topographical map.
- Topo Map Skills - Reading a topographical map
- Map and Globe Quiz - Test your knowledge on identifying the parts of a map and a globe.
- Map Skills Quiz - Online quiz to test knowledge of reading maps.
- Mapping Quiz - Do you know the parts of a map?
- U.S. Presidential Election Maps - Find the differences between the electoral and popular vote. Good for map reading skills.
Historical And Cultural Perspectives. Process/Investigation
Time, Continuity, and Change
- Why Do Civilizations Fail? - Interactive site gives clues to the whys
- Mr. Donn's Ancient History Resources - lesson plans and activities galore!
- Die Like an Egyptian!
- Journey Back in time to Ancient Rome - a WebQuest for students
- Time travel into Ancient Greece - Webquest
- Ancient Greece - Enter this site to learn more about the land of temples, mountains, olive trees, Zeus, Alexander the Great, philosophers, mathematicians, Homer, the theater, and democracy.
- Ancient World Cultures - multiple links for exploration of the Ancient worlds from Mr. Bowerman
- Exploring Ancient World Cultures - These differences may help us better to see -- and know -- the limits of our culture and the limits of our language and experience. Wonderful site!
- Early Civilization - links by Harcourt Brace
- Neferchichi's Tomb - many activities for your class
- Egyptian Experience - Interactive web site with numerous parts to explore
- Ancient Egypt - Enter this site to learn more about the land of pharaohs, pyramids, deserts, the Nile River, hieroglyphics, temples, camels, and ancient treasures.
- Ancient Egypt Project Pages - from a 6th grade class in Amsterdam
- Ancient Egypt - Each of the 10 subject areas has excellent summary information as text, a story that brings an aspect of Egypt alive (text), exploration of the topic (interactive), and a challenge which usually involves the student doing role playing while solving a problem
- Ancient Rome - Learn more about the land of gladiators, chariot racing, arches, soldiers, the Coliseum, Hannibal, emperors, Caesar, and one of the most impressive and exciting empires that the world has ever known.
- Ancient Rome Vocabulary Quiz - Print this vocabulary worksheet
- Prentice Hall Social Studies Skills Tutor - Online activities to go along with their text books
- Ancient Civilization Resource - Look up ancient civilizations and explore lessons, resources, and more.
- World History and Geography - Ancient Civilizations- from SCORE - Units with resources and activities for Egypt, Ancient Greece, China, Ancient Hebrews, India, Rome and more.
People, Places Events
Civics and Government
- Definitions of various types of government - Start your discussion here comparing the different types of government. This is a glossary of terms. Click on the word at the right for the definition.
- What Governments are Based on - Identify the types of government according to their needs.
- Types of Government - Definitions of the types of governments
- Yours, Mine, and Ours - Determining Boundaries- a high school lesson that may be adapted to your class.
- Boundary Related Links - Numerous links to different nations' boundary situations
- Child Rights - The Convention on the Rights of the Child has 54 articles which set out the rights of every child in the world.
- Know your Rights! - If you feel that everyone is always telling you what to do and that you have no rights, you're wrong! Children are protected by the same laws that protect adults. Learn your rights here!
- Citizenship - All aspects of being a citizen covered
Economic Perspectives Basic Concepts
- Laws of Supply and Demand - brief explanation
- A Lesson on Supply and Demand - We all watch the prices at the local pumps as closely as the price of a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread or a Whopper sandwich, yet statistics report that our average fuel economy of cars and light trucks is at the lowest level since 1980! Well, just how did that happen?
- Trading Around the World - Play this game to experience the challenges and excitement of international trade
- Music, Maestro, Please: Show Business and the Factors of Production - Online interactive lesson on goods and services
- Consumer Decisions - In this interactive online lesson students review the resources used to produce goods and services and learn how decisions are made in a market economy through the interactions of both the buyers and the sellers.
- Comparative Economic Systems - compare the economies of two countries to the U.S. economy
- Timeline on Technology - Interpret this timeline on technology from 1750-1999