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Sixth Grade Social Studies

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Sixth Grade Social Studies


Links verified 8/15/2014


Geographical Perspectives

Regions, Location, Place
  1. Map of the Continents and Oceans - Each area can be clicked on to go to another page with information about the area selected.
  2. Maps of the various Continents - large number of free maps are included on this maps-for-sale site
  3. Nations Online Project - index map, many maps available
  4. A variety of map games and puzzles are found at Maps.com
  5. Color Landform Atlas of the U.S. - Select a state and choose from among various maps.
  6. Boundaries of the United States - Watch an animation of the changing boundaries of the United States from 1650 to 1907 [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  7. Boundaries of the United States -Watch another animation of the changing boundaries of the United States
  8. Landforms - Match Game
  9. Geographical Terms Game -
  10. World Atlas - includes links to USA, islands, continents and sub-continents
Location/ Longitude and Latitude
  1. Find your Longitude - Interactive game.
  2. Look up the latitude and longitude of states in the U.S.
  3. Another latitude and longitude online quiz
  4. Latitude and Longitude - online quiz

Climate

  1. Climate Education - Knowing about the climate can help us in many ways.
  2. Weather and Climate - explanation of the difference
Natural Resources
  1. Natural Resources - Identifies and defines our natural resources. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  2. Types of Renewable Resources - What are my choices of renewable resources? [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  3. Renewable Energy - Learning about renewable energy [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  4. Renewable Natural Resources - There's lots of reasons to use natural renewable resources. Learn about them here.
  5. Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources - excellent site for class discussions.
Map Skills
  1. Finding your way with a map and compass - USGS factsheet [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  2. Maps That Teach - Identify physical features of the U.S.
  3. 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)
  4. Topographical Map Symbols - How to read a topographical map.
  5. Topo Map Skills - Reading a topographical map
  6. Map and Globe Quiz - Test your knowledge on identifying the parts of a map and a globe.
  7. Map Skills Quiz - Online quiz to test knowledge of reading maps.
  8. Mapping Quiz - Do you know the parts of a map?
  9. U.S. Presidential Election Maps - Good for map reading skills.
  10. Globe Lesson Plans - Lessons using globes and maps.

Historical And Cultural Perspectives

Process/Investigation
Interpret Timelines
  1. Food Timeline - track food from the beginning of time
  2. Time Line of Western Legal History - From 4000-1500 [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  3. Timeline of Greece - Chronology : Greece
Time, Continuity, and Change
Ancient Civilizations
  1. Why Do Civilizations Fail? - Interactive site gives clues to the whys
  2. Mr. Donn's Ancient History Resources - lesson plans and activities galore!
  3. Die Like an Egyptian! [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  4. 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. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  5. Ancient World Cultures - multiple links for exploration of the Ancient worlds from Mr. Bowerman
  6. 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!
  7. Early Civilization - links by Harcourt Brace
  8. Neferchichi's Tomb - many activities for your class
  9. Egyptian Experience - Interactive web site with numerous parts to explore
  10. Ancient Egypt - Enter this site to learn more about the land of pharaohs, pyramids, deserts, the Nile River, hieroglyphics, temples, camels, and ancient treasures. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  11.  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
  12. 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. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  13. Ancient Rome Vocabulary Quiz - Print this vocabulary worksheet
  14. Prentice Hall Social Studies Skills Tutor - Online activities to go along with their text books
  15. Ancient Civilization Resource - Look up ancient civilizations and explore lessons, resources, and more.
  16. 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

  1. Caste Discrimination - Caste discrimination affects 250 million people worldwide.
  2. The beginnings of a Caste System - The different theories about the establishment of the caste system.
  3. Ancient Rulers - Find out about the great leaders of the Ancient worlds.

 

Civics and Government

Basic Concepts

  1. 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.
  2. What Governments are Based on - Identify the types of government according to their needs.
  3. Types of Government - Definitions of the types of governments
  4. Yours, Mine, and Ours - Determining Boundaries- a high school lesson that may be adapted to your class.
  5. Boundary Conflicts - Article defining boundary conflicts [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  6. Boundary Related Links - Numerous links to different nations' boundary situations
American Ideals,Citizenship
  1. Core Rights of Freedom - Great site individualizes each right for discussion. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  2. 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!
  3. Citizenship - All aspects of being a citizen covered

Economic Perspectives

Basic Concepts
  1. Laws of Supply and Demand - brief explanation
  2. 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?
  3. Trading Around the World - Play this game to experience the challenges and excitement of international trade
  4. Music, Maestro, Please: Show Business and the Factors of Production - Online interactive lesson on goods and services
  5. 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.

Production, Distribution,
Consumption

  1. Comparative Economic Systems - compare the economies of two countries to the U.S. economy
  2. What is Market Economy ?- Explanation of the parts of a Market Economy [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]

Science, Technology
Society

  1. Timeline on Technology - Interpret this timeline on technology from 1750-1999
Resources
  1. Grade 6 Social Studies Curriculum Standards Resources - from MCPSS [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]

 

 

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