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Learning resources brought to you by Tucson Unified's Curriculum and Instruction

Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

We've provided a rich selection of free online learning sources in English language arts (ELA), math, science, and visual arts. These are organized by grade level. Click the grade level for your child to get started!

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Please keep the following in mind:

  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
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Grade 6 Social Studies - Week Three

Printable Version of this lesson board in PDF format

6th grade Social Studies

Week 3 April 20 - April 26

Weekly Packet

Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • analyze connections among events and developments in various geographic and cultural contexts.
  • evaluate the significance of past events and their effect on students’ lives and society.

Lessons
Lesson 1 In a journal of some sort, write a journal of events of the Coronavirus Pandemic. These journals can become the primary sources of the future. Write about what you are seeing, hearing (news etc.), feeling. Write 3 days out of the week at least a half page each.

Newsela
In order to complete the article/quiz, make sure you are logged into Newsela through Clever.
The African Presence in Medieval Europe - article and quiz
Legend says ninjas folllowed a strict diet; smelly food was not allowed article and quiz
The Samurai and Bushido article and quiz

Lesson 2 Research information about Medieval Japan and Medieval Africa and compare the two cultures in a T-chart with specific examples (topics include daily life, technology, government, jobs, gender roles, etc.).
Lesson 3 Read the information on Haiku and create two of your own poems, one about nature and one about whatever school appropriate topic you choose.

What is happening in the Americas?
How did the Olmecs influence the Mayan and Aztec civilizations? Olmecs, Olmec Civilization, Olmec Mask
Create a Venn diagram that show the similarities and differences between modern Mayans and your life. The Maya, Map, video

Enrichment Activities
Read the following article on the 7 Influential African Empires. Choose one empire and create a timeline which documents their history, contributions and their accomplishments. Include a map of the region. You may use a Prezi, PowerPoint, or you can write it out on paper.

Geography
Online Geography Games – focus on North and South America
Lizard Point Geography – test yourself with a variety of continents and country quizzes
Asia Map Labeling Activity and Reference Asia map

Historical Texts
Explore the website about Chinese Art. What does the art say about the culture?
The Trans-Saharan Gold Trade (7th–14th Century)

Vocabulary

griots - African storytellers

matrilineal – descendants traced through the mother’s family rather than the father (patrilineal)

samurai – Japanese warrior who fought in a noble’s private army for land and lived by a strict code of conduct

shogun - commander of all the emperor’s military forces

calligraphy – the art of writing beautifully

daimyo—powerful military lords who ruled independent territories but pledged loyalty to the emperor and shogun

Links and Apps

Clever
Clever

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