Q1 W2 August 2017

This video is a great resource for students to understand the differences between primary and secondary sources. Please check it out 🙂 

TeacherKristen Smith
Subject AreaWorld History
Grade Level6th
Week #August 21-25 2017
Unit of InstructionEarly Civilizations
Standard(s) Taught

SS.6.W.1.1 Use timelines to identify chronological order of historical events.

SS.6.W.1.2 Identify Terms (Decade, Century, Epoch, Era, Millennium, BC/BCE, AD/CE and designation of time periods.

SS.6.W.1.3 Interpret Primary and Secondary Sources

SS.6.1.5 Describe the roles of historians and recognize varying historical interpretations.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Student Goals:

1) To be able to have an understanding of what a timeline is and to identify historical events that are in chronological order. 

2)Identify vocabulary terms

3)Understand what a primary and secondary source is

4)Be able to describe the roles of historians.

Classroom Activities

Students will be working in their red notebooks (their response journals) you can see their bell ringer responses and important vocabulary words in this notebook. Students must keep this notebook in their backpacks all the time, as they will need it for my class everyday. This will also help for students to review key vocabulary words at home. 

We will also be starting our “Timeline about Me” projects. Students will need to create a timeline about their personal lives and have the events of their choice put in chronological order. We will begin working on this assignment in class and then the students will take it home and submit the assignment in one week. Students are required to use only 4 photos but have at least a total of 8 events listed on their timelines. I would like 4 events to be from before the student was born (an example can be where mom and dad met) and 4 events after the student was born (an example, maybe they have a younger sibling that was born) please make sure you include specific dates. The main idea for this project is to give students a better understanding of life events and placing them in chronological order on a timeline. 

Assignments Due

Timeline about Me:

Periods 2,3,4 Due Monday 8/28

Periods 7,8 Due Tuesday 8/29

Additional Resources

ALL IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.

When a student is absent, it is their responsibility to check the absent files in class and copy notes from a peer.  Students will have the number of days absent to complete missing work.  If you need any assignments emailed, please contact me at smithk@ivyhawnschool.org. 

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