Social Studies--

First Six Weeks

· Geography and Deserts

· Culture

· Ancient Greece & Rome

· Government (with an emphasis on contributions from Greece and Rome)

Second Six Weeks

· World Religions

·  Middle East (North Africe & Southwest)

Third Six Weeks

· Economics

· Europe & Russia

Fourth Six Weeks

· Asia (South, East & Southeast)

· Australia, Oceania and Antarctica

Fifth Six Weeks

· North America: Canada and United States

· Latin America:  Mexico, Central America & South America 

Sixth Six Weeks

· Sub-Saharan Africa



1st Six Weeks:

  • Class Procedures & Safety
  • Force, Motion & Speed
  • Inclined Planes & Pulleys

2nd Six Weeks:

  • Elements, Compounds & Chemical Changes
  • Physical Properties of Matter

3rd Six Weeks:

  • Energy Resources
  • Energy & Energy Transformations
  • Cells (Prokaryotes & Eukaryotes)

4th Six Weeks:

  • Domains & Kingdoms
  • Ecosystems

5th Six Weeks:

  • Rock Cycle
  • Earth Layers & Plate Tectonics

6th Six Weeks:

  • Space





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6th Grade Social Studies

 What will my student be studying in Contemporary World Cultures?

Why is Social Studies Important?

1. To help us develop judgment in world affairs by understanding the past behavior of people and societies.

2. To help us understand change and how the community, state, nation and world we live in came to be.

3. To help us develop essential skills for good citizenship.

4. To inspire us.

5. To help us develop essential thinking skills.




Red – White – Blue of Social Studies

Red – Recognize different points of view with respect for self and others

White – World ready decision makers

Blue – Build patriotism and to inspire us


The Primary Purpose of Social Studies :

Is to help young people develop the ability to make an informed and reasoned decision for the public good, as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

In Texas we stress the teaching of our TEKS through the following strands of social studies:

*History *Geography   *Economics *Government *Citizenship   *Culture *Innovation *Skills