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Unit 1 Connecting Themes Used in 6 th Grade Social Studies. Lesson 1. What is the purpose of this unit?. Introduce the 8 themes covered this year. Conflict & Change Culture Governance Human Environmental Interaction Location Movement & Migration Production, Distribution, & Consumption

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what is the purpose of this unit
What is the purpose of this unit?
  • Introduce the 8 themes covered this year.
    • Conflict & Change
    • Culture
    • Governance
    • Human Environmental Interaction
    • Location
    • Movement & Migration
    • Production, Distribution, & Consumption
    • Time, Change, & Continuity
  • Investigate the structures of the basic forms of government.
  • Explain the three major economic systems and factors that influence economic growth.
student learning map slm
Student Learning Map (SLM)
  • What is this?
    • Your guide to the entire unit
    • Learning targets
    • Vocabulary terms
    • Word wall graphic organizer
    • THIS IS YOUR STUDY GUIDE
  • Each map is a divider for your notebook
    • Each map is color-coded
    • Everything goes behind the SLM
    • KEEP EVERYTHING IN YOUR NOTEBOOK
let s get started today s agenda
Let’s Get Started! – Today’s Agenda
  • Opening
    • First 4 themes
    • Whole class discussion (defining the themes)
  • Work Session
    • Small group rotation (discussing the themes)
    • How do the themes relate to you? (group response)
    • Making it personal
  • Closing
    • Share your work – support each other
today s themes
Today’s Themes
  • Conflict & Change
  • Governance
  • Culture
  • Human / Environmental Interaction
conflict change
Conflict & Change

When there is conflict between or within societies, change is the result.

with your group
With your group …

10 minutes

  • Discuss and record your responses to the following:
    • How does conflict with your friends change your friendship?
    • What conflict have you experienced in your life and what change occurred?
    • Why is there change when have have conflict between or within societies?
    • Why does change always follow conflict?

Select your role

time keeper

writer

director

speaker

If you are working on your own please post your response to these on KidBlog

culture
Culture

The culture of a society is the product of the religion, beliefs, customs, traditions, and government of that society.

with your group1
With Your Group …
  • What are the elements of culture?
  • What are the characteristics of your society’s culture?
  • How does religion affect culture?
  • Why do societies have cultural conflict?
  • What cultural conflicts have you seen within your school and in the united states?
  • How can government actions (like laws) affect the culture of a society?

Discuss / write / prepare to share

You have 10 minutes

  • If you are working on your own please post your response to these on KidBlog
governance
Governance

As a society increases in complexity and interacts with other societies, the complexity of the government also increases.

with your group2
With Your Group …
  • In what way do the rules in sports get more complex at different levels (from midget football to the NFL)?
  • How has your school responded to your growth as an individual society?
  • Why do you think society has changed as government has become more complex?
  • How does government react when complex societies interact or combine?

Take 10 minutes to discuss, write, and prepare to share.

  • If you are working on your own please post your response to these on KidBlog
human environmental interaction
Human / Environmental Interaction

Humans, their society, and the environment affect each other.

How cool are these manmade islands!

with your group3
With your group …
  • How does a society adapt to its environment? (i.e. foods you eat, clothes you wear, jobs, etc.)
  • Why would a society change its environment?
  • What are the consequences (positive and negative) of human environment interactions?
  • How have you experienced human environmental interactions?

Discuss / Write / Share

10 minutes

  • If you are working on your own please post your response to these on KidBlog
think about what you have discussed
Think about what you have discussed.

Select ONE writing prompt and explain ...

How conflict and change relates to my life.

How culture relates to my life.

How governance relates to my life.

How human / environmental interaction relates to my life.

  • If you are working on your own please post your response on KidBlog
options to keep the momentum going
Options to keep the momentum going!

Talk about what we did today when you get home! This is your chance to brag about your knowledge. 

Check out Edmodo … tomorrow’s lesson is available today and instructions have been posted!

Watch a video to reinforce today’s lesson. (it’s on Livebinders - check your technology sheet for access directions)

Don’t let your hard work go to waste! Be sure to let me know what you did by posting on Edmodo or KidBlog!

You earn rewards for your initiative, but your ultimate reward is gaining a greater depth of knowledge.

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