Ms.  Leeann  Skoglund
6th Grade Social Studies
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Assignments - 6th grade Geography(Archived)
Geography Five Themes of Geography
Due Date: 9/12/2014
Subject: 6th grade Geography


Set up notebook: What is Geography?


Key Term Tic Tac Toe


Class Reading : Page 8 - 13

Note Taking

Friday Current Events


Human Sytems Migration
Due Date: 12/6/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Human Systems: Migration

The migration of people, goods and ideas.

Cause and effect of people migrating, reasons why people move from place to place.


Himan Migration: Early Africa to 1200AD

Read and Rview: Pages 10 - 12: Atlas of the World

Complete worksheet pages 12-13


Complete atlas review


Migration of people and ideas

Atlas Review: Phonecian Trade Routes; Isrealites

Pages 34 - 35

Complete Worksheet Pages 35 - 36


Complete atlas review


Key Term Review

Migration, migrant, push-pull theory

Include full complete definition, text sentnece, illustration, caption for illustration


Human Systems
Due Date: 11/15/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Human Systems

Chapter Three Section One

Where do people live?

Key Term Review

Definitions, illustrations, caption, text sentences for the following words:

population, population density, population distribution, demographer


Population Growth and Distribution

I pod: Wiki, Google, Bing, other search engines

Number of People Living in Certain Areas of Earth: Page 50

World Population (in the millions): Page 36

World Population/Continents: Page 47

Secftion One Quiz: Where Do People LivePage 35

Section Two

A Growing Poulation

Think Sheet

Due Date: 11/4/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Water Copnservation Poster Contest

Contest offered throught the Upper San Juan Soil and Water Conservation District

Where Does Your Water Shed?

Research water and Soil conservation practices.

Create, design, color, and label a water conservation poster fo the contest.

Include title, 3 water conservation practices. You include soil conservation practices also.

Due Monday November 4, 2013

Human Systems
Due Date: 11/1/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Human Systems


Earth's Human Geography Pretest

Tuesday - Friday

Video Review: Human Systems, crossword puzzle

Reading Review

Chapter One Earth's Human Geography

Where do People Live?

Pages 54-59, Guided Reading page 34, Quiz page 35

Key Terms: definition, illustration with caption, text sentence (for use in our Key Term Book)

population, population density, poulation distribution, demographer

Geographer's Tools
Due Date: 10/23/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

October 21 - 25, 2013

Project: Room Map

Applying Map Skills

Students will create, design , color and label a map of their room.

Included on the map should be: key or lEgend, compass rose, scale, and room details clearly labeled.

Students will present thier maps in a 2 - 3 minute oral oresentation detailing their room and special information about one - two items in their room.

Geographer's Tools
Due Date: 10/9/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

The Geographer's Tools

Using Geographer's Tools to solve problems in the future.


Key Term Review: Key Term , definition, illustration, caption, text sentence

projection, distrotion

Words to be completed and added to the Key Term Book


Key Term Review:key term, definition, illustration, caption, and text sentence


Complete all key review for The Geographer's Tools, Complete Key Term Book

Begin Reading Review: Kids Discover Maps

Vocabulary Matching and Word FInd


Reading Review: Kids Discover maps

Complete Vocabulary Matcing and Word Find

Begin Cloze Sentences and Crossword


Reading Review: Kids Discover Maps

Complete CLoze Sentences and Cross WOrd

Begin Challenge Review


The Geographers Tools
Due Date: 9/27/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Team Building Day: Friday

Parent Teacher Conferences October 7 - 9, 2013

   Please check online for Sign Up Genius notification

No School Friday October 10, 2013

Monday September 30, 2013 : No School

Tuesday October 1,2013

Introduction to Geographer's Tools

Video Review: The History of Maps

Assignment: Cross Word Puzzle Due Wednesday

Wednesday-Thursday: October 2-3, 2013

Vocabualry Review

Begin new pages for vocabulary books: Due Monday October 7,

Key Term, Definition, Illustration, Text Sentence

globe, compass rose, cardinal direction, scale, distrotion

Friday: October 4, 2013 Team Building Day: 4 Mile Falls



Five Themes of Geography
Due Date: 9/20/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography



Vocabulary Review: degree, plain

Create a document to add to your vocabulary book which includes the Key term, definition and illustration



Reading Review: Pages 8 - 13

Oral reading and review of Key Terms and content of Five Themes of Geography

Guided practice sheets Pages 4-5


Map Skills: World Map Identification of Key Terms

Review practice page 10: Latitude,Parallels:Longitude, Meridians

Thursday: Substitute

Video Review: A History of Maps

Discussion and Review Crossword of Key Terms



Kids Discover magazine reading pages 2 -5

From Sea to Shining Sea;Air-Life's Breath

Review Worksheet Page 11: Matching Key Terms

The FIve Themes of Geography
Due Date: 9/6/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

The Students will use geographis tools to solve problems.

How can geographic tools be used to solve problems in the future?

Prentice Hall World Explorer

Geography Tools and Concepts

Chapter One the World of Geography

Section One The Five Themes of Geogrphy

Kids Discover Geography

September 9-13, 2013

Monday- Friday: Key Term Review

Key Terms: geography, Equator, meridian, Prime Meridian, longitude, latitude, parallel, plain, degree

Each word will need to have it's full complete definition written and have a full complete illustration that shows the main idea from the definition.

Studetns will work at an individual pace to complete each word and illustration.

All words must be completed by Wednesday September 18, 2013

Monday - Friday: Reading Reviews

Textbook Reading: Pages 8-10

Answer the question: What is geography?

Kids Discover: Pages 1-2

Answer the question: How do we describe Earth?

All reading must be compled by Friday September 13, 2013

Monday - Friday: Projects

Palm Illustration

Complete the sentence, "The most fun I had this summer was....because..."


Pretest Chapter One : The World of Geography


Ancient Civilization: Inca
Due Date: 4/26/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

The students will analyze and interpret historical sources to ask and research historical questions.

The students will compare and contrast historical eras, people, ideas and themes in regions of the Western Hemisphere.

Explain, Compare and Contrast how goods, services, ideas and cultures interconnected with each other in the Western Hemisphere.

Identify, compare and contrast the social, political cultural and economic civilization of the Western Hemisphere.

Monday April 29, 2013

Video Review: Inca

Introduction to the Ancient Civilization of the South American Inca

Assignment: Key Term Crossword Puzzle: Due Tuesday

Tuesday May 30, 2013

Key Term Review: Inca

Small Group Work

Assignment: Definitions, sentences and illustration oF the following words: quipu, terrace, Cuzco: Due Thursday

Wednesday May 1, 2013

Text Reading: Chapter Three; Section 2, Pages 65 - 70

Paired Shared Reading

Assignment: Quiz page 41 Due Today

Thursday May 2, 2013

Atlas Skills:Page 81 - Page 75

Paired Shared Reading

Assignment: Page 76 Due Friday

Friday May 3, 2013

Independent Reading Review

Inca Culture with summary and final project Due May 10, 2013

History Ancient Maya
Due Date: 4/1/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Continuation of previous week:

All assignments and projects need to be completed by Friday April 5, 2013

History Ancient Maya
Due Date: 3/20/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Colorado State Standards

History: 1 and 2

1a, b, c

2a, b, c

Analyze and interpret historical sources to ask and research historical questions.

The historical eras, individuals, groups, ideas and themes in regions of the Western hemisphere and their relationships with one another.


Introduction to the Maya

Video Review: Ancient Maya

Assignment: Crossword puzzle of Key Terms used in the video.


TCAP Testing

Periods 1and 3

Key Term Review: World Explorer; Medieval Times to Today

Pages 68 - 72: Maya

Create Cube Key Term


TCAP Testing

Period Three

Key Term Review: World Explorer; Medieval Times to Today

Pages 68-72: Maya

Create Cube Key Term


TCAP Testing

Period Eight

Key Term Review: World Explorer; Medieval Times to Today

Pages 68-72: Maya

Create Cube Key Term

Period One : Work on Project Steps

Friday :Substitute

All Classes

Discovery Education: Maya Civilization

Assignment: Maya Cities Pages 18-19

Due Date: 3/11/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography


Research Project: Biomes

Monday through Wednesday

Stuents will continue to work and complete their partner project on their chosen Biome.

Thursday: Test

Chapter Five:Section Three

People's Effect on the Environment

Friday: No School

Biome Research
Due Date: 3/4/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography


Human and Physical System interact and vary

Biome Research Project

Monday - Wednesday

Research of individual biomes'including location, climate, endangered plants and animals.

Electronic devices can be used, please remember you are responsible for your own devices.

Thursday: Reading Review

Substitute as Ms. Skoglund will be at Science Fair

Chapter Five Section Three Page 117 - 123

Review Question sheet


We will begin our persentation of your Biome

Geography Earth' Natural Resources
Due Date: 2/21/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Monday: No School, Winter Break

Tuesday - Thursday

People's Effect on the Environment: Partner Project

Reading Review: Geography Tools and Concepts

    Pages 117-118: Danger to Land, Air and Water, Protecting Endangered Species, Links Across the World, Saving the Gray 

    Whale, Coral Reefs

Assignment: Review Question Work Sheet

     Definition, illustration and sentence use;

     Key Terms: ecosystem, deforestation, habitats

Reading Review: Earth's Ecosystems

    Pages 30-32: What is a Biome?, Six Biomes-Many Locations


    Definition, illustration and sentence use:

    Key Terms: biome, climate

Map Skills: North America and Regions of the United States (2 maps)

  • locate, label and color one biome of your choice form the biomes on pages 32-33
  • create a legend that describes the charateristics of your biome for your maps

Research: Your Biome

  • One endangered animal, bird and/or reptile in your chosen biome
  • Include a description, picture, where it is found(state or area) and reasons why it is endangered

Write: Summary

     What did you learn about your biome and the endangered species that live there?

     Write Tools Planner

  • 4 types of Topic/Conclusion sentences
  • 3 Big Ideas: Plants, Animals/Birds, Climate
  • 2 Support Ideas for each Big Idea
  • 1 Conclusion
Be ready to give a 5 minute presentation of your project on Monday February 25-Tuesday February 26

Due Date: 2/13/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography


Colorado State Standard: G2

Monday:Written Response

      The students will complete there written response to the prompt, "What are the three stages of economic  


      Complete Atlas Skills: Reading a Map pages 3-4

Tuesday: Guided Reading

     Chapter Five Section 2: How People use Earth's Resources

     Paired Shared Reading with guided questions, key term review

Wednesday: Quiz

     Chapter Five Section Two Quiz

     How people use Earth's Natural Resources

Thursday-Friday: Winter Break

Due Date: 1/27/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Colorado State Standard: Physical and Human Systems vary and Interact

Monday: LDC Module: Information Writing

   Students will construct an informational paragraph from their notes using the Write Tools procedure

Tuesday: Reading Readiness

   Students will review and read Chapter Five Section One

   Locate topic information, key vocabulary and construct close questions from the reading

Wednesday: Reading Review

   Section Quiz: Chapter Five Section One

   Key Term Review: Foldable format

Thursday: Key Term Review

   Complete Wednesday assignment

Friday: Ski Day


Due Date: 1/21/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

State Standard

Geography: #1:Use Geographic Tools to Solve Problems

Geography: #2: Human and Physical Systems Interact

Text Materials

Nystrom World Atlas

Geography Tools and Concepts

Monday January 21, 2013

No School

Tuesday January 22, 2013

The students will complete project: Five Themes of Geography, Geographer's Tools Poster

The students will use Nystrom Atlases to compete worksheet ;Reviewing Basic Map Skills pages 3-4

Wednesday January 23, 2013

Introduction to Earth's Natural Resources

Video Review: Environment and Society

The Students will view and discuss the video and construct a response using key terms and concepts that were viewed.

Thursday January 24, 2013

The students will create a foldable book for Key Terms Chapter 5 Section 1: What Are Natural Resources?

Key Terms:natural resources, reaw material, recyclable resource, renewable resource nonrenewable resource, fossil fuel

Friday January 25, 2013

Current Events

The stuednts will read and review Time for Kids: The Year in Pictures 2012 and complete the quiz

Due Date: 1/17/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Colorado State Standard: The students will use geographic tools to solve problems

The World of Geography: The Geographer's Tools

Textbook: World Explorer Geography Tools and Concepts

Chapter One Section Two

Monday January 14, 2013

Pre test: Chapter One The World of Geography

Review all sections Page 22-23: Key Terms and Concepts

Tuesday January 15, 2013

Test Chapter One: The World of Geography

Assignment : Test Chapter One

Wednesday January 16, 2013

Project: Map Skills

Apply What You Know

Using old atlases students will locate maps that show the five themes of geography: Place, Location, Human-environment Interaction, Region, Movement and create a diagramed poster

Assignment: Poster

Thursday January 17, 2013

Getting ready for the Yeti Adventure

The students will create grid maps for the Yeti Hunt s well as review clues that will help them solve problems.

Assignment: Grid Map

Friday January 18, 2013

Yeti Activity

Due Date: 1/11/2013
Subject: 6th grade Geography

End of the Nine Weeks January 18, 2013

Report Cards January 23, 2013

Standard: The students will use geographic tools to solve problems.

Book; World Geography Tools and Concepts

The students will work in cooperative groups or pairs each of the following assignments:

Monday January 7, 2013

Lined paper, Key Term Review List, World Map

House Keeping and Review

1. Hand out all completed and graded work for data books for parent teacher conferences.


2. Key Term Quiz: geography, latitude, parallel, degree, Equator, longitude, meridean, Prime Meridean, plain.

3. World Map Reveiw: Lines of parallel, lines of meridean, hemispheres, continents, cardinal directions

Tuesday January 8, 2013

Legal White Paper

Substitue: Jenna Gregory

Key Term Review: globe, scale, distrotion, projection, compass rose, cardinal direction key


Foldanable: eight sections

     Key Term, definition, illustration

Wednesday January 9, 2013

Lined Paper

Chapter One Section Two

The Geographer's Tools

Active Reading/Listening Review pages 14 - 19


Answer questions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 page 19

Thursday January 10, 2013

Quick Quiz: Section 2; The Geographer's Tools Page 8

Video Review: Places and Regions


Cross Word Puzzle

Friday January 11, 2013

Current Events: Time For Kids

All assignments from this week are due today!

Five Themes of Geography
Due Date: 12/14/2012
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Monday December 10, 2012

Chapter One The World of Geography

Five Themes of Geography


Key Term Review

geography, latitude,parallel,degree,equator,longitude,meridian,Prime Meridian, plain

Map Skills

hemispheres, equator,Tropic of Cancer,Arctic Circle, North Pole, Tropic of Capricorn, Antarctic Circle South Pole, Prime meridian

North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica

Tuesday December 11, 2012

Five Themes of Geography

Key Term Review: geography

definition, text sentence, illustration


Create and design a graphic Mini-poster using the word geography:Ex;

    Geography (Picture of Earth)

     Earth (Picture of the equator)

    Ocean (Picture of an ocean)

Wednesday December 12, 2012 (The end of the world!)

Five Themes of Geography


Key Term Review

latitude, parallel, degrees, Equator, longitude, meridian, Prime Meridian

Definition, text sentence, illustration (foldable book;accordion)

Thursday December 13, 2012 ( the world didn't end, only began a new cycle of life.)

Five Themes of Geography

Reading Review Pages 10-13

Assignment: Quiz; Chapter One

Friday December 14, 2012

All assignments from the week are due today!

Current Events: Time For Kids

Read and review the current issue of Time for Kids and complete the weekly quiz

Due Date: 12/14/2012
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Monday December 17, 2012

The Geographers Tools

The students will use geographic tools to solve problems.

Video Review: The history of Maps

Assignment: Cross Word Puzzle; Due Tuesday

Tuesday December 18, 2012

The Geographers Tools

The students will use geographic tools to solve problems.

Kids Discover Maps

Power Vocabualry Review:White Board Competition

Assignment: Word Find: Due Wednesday

Wednesday December 19, 2012

The Geographers Tools

The students will use geographic tools to solve problems.

Kids Discover Maps

Paired Shared Reading: Pages 2-9

Assignment: Worksheet Review: It's In the Reading/Matching: Due Thursday

Thursday December 20, 2012

The Geographers Tools

The students will use gepgraphic tools to solve problems.

Kids Discover Maps

Paired shared reading: Pages 10-17

Assignment: Worksheet Reveiw: Pages: It's In The Reading/Xword: Due Friday

Friday December 21, 2012

The Geographers Tools

The students will use geographic tools to solve problems.

 Kids Discover Maps

Assignment: Quiz Sentence Review: Due Today

Due Date: 11/26/2012
Subject: 6th grade Geography


What is economics?

Opportuniy Costs, Specialization, Productivity

Pages 8-12

Assignment: Key Term Review

Notebook Entry: Key Term, Definition, Text Sentence and Illustration for the following words:

  • opportunity costs
  • specialization
  • productivity
  • technology

Test Review Homework

Words To Know Page 2


What is economics?

Reading Review Pages 8-12

Opportunity Cost, Specilaiztion and Productivty

Assignment: Read all pages 8-12

Note book entries:

Answer each of the following with a full complete response:

  • Check Your Understanding Questions 1-3, Page 9
  • You Decide, Page 11
  • you Decide, Page 12
  • Check Your UNderstanding Questions 1-3, Page 12

Test Review Homework

Comprehension Check Page 3


What is economics?


The students will create a "specialized" product based on their product design from their Four Factors of Production Poster.

The Students will:

  • Create a small poster to show their new product and write a full response that tells what opportunity costs will be for heir new product including cost of materials, labor and selling costs. They will also write about any new technology that they may be using for their product.


What is economics? Chapter One

Test A-B


Current Events

Time For Kids

Election Wrap-Up


Read and Review all sections of the Time For Kids articles answer all question on the handout

Due Date: 11/9/2012
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Standard: Identify and Analyze different economic systems

  • Desscribe the characteristics of traditional, command, market and mixed economy
  • Explore different economic systems and how they affect job and career options
    • Production of goods
    • Resources
    • distribution

Monday:Video Review

          What is Economics

          Assignment: Complete crossword puzzle

  • Review Vocabualry List

Tuesday: Paired Shared Reading

          Wants, Needs, Goods and Services

           Pages 2-5, Notebook notes

           Assignment: Resource page 5

Wednesday: Paired Shared Reading

          Four Factors of Production

          Pages 6-8, Notebook notes

          Begin small goup plan for business

Thursday: Small Group

          Four Factors of Production;Small Business

          plan, design and develop chart

Friday: Small Group 

         Complete business plan



Country Research
Due Date: 11/2/2012
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Week of November 5-9, 2012

Interconnectedness: types of government and economic systems


Civics 1: Compare the interconnectedness of the U.S with other countries

Civics 2: Compare multiple forms of government

Geography 1: Use geographic tools to solve problems

Geography 2: Human and Phyiscal systems vary and interact

Economics 1: Indentify and analyze different economic systems

Monday November 5, 2012

Select country to research that has a different political and economic system than the US

Begin location and country maps, flag design

Tuesday November 6, 2012

Computer Lab: Black

Research Choosen country

Wednesday November 7, 2012

Work on maps of the choosen country and flag design

Thursday November 8, 2012

Computer Lab: Black

Continue Research of choosen country

Friday November 9, 2012

Wrap up project on country research

present information in binder form

Election 2012
Due Date: 10/28/2012
Subject: 6th grade Geography

Week of October 29 - November 2, 2012

Colorado State Standards: 2a, 2b 1b


Comparing and contrasting forms of governments and how people are connected through governmernt

Scholastic Reading: Election 2012

Monday October 29, 2012

In class: Pretest

    Election 2012 a short quiz to check understanding of the 2012 presidnetial niminees and the issies of the election

In class: Paired Shared Reading

     Read and Review background information of President Obama and Mitt Romney as well as their running mates.

Assignment: Notebook

     Locate and record information about each Vice Presidential nominee Due Tuesday

Tuesday October 30, 2012

In class: Review Vice Presidential information

In class: Paired Shared Reading

     Read and Review  where the candidates stnad on key issues such as education, forgeign policy and economics

Assignment:White paper

    Create and design a venn diagram to illustrate key issues of both candidates. Due Wednesday

Wednesday October 31

In class: Review and complete Venn Diagram

In class: Paired Shared Reading

     Read and Review the Election Process

Assignment: Lined Paper

     Write a $4.00 (or more) summary that describes the election process in the United States Due Thursday

Thursday November 1, 2012

In class: Review and share summaries

In class: Paired Shared Reading

     Read and Review information about being a voter in the United States


      Answer all questions from Scholastic 2012 pages 6-16 Due Friday

Friday November 2, 2012

In class: "Ketchup" Day

In Class: Indiviual Work

     Students will complete any assignmnet not completed during the week or it will be homework Due Monday