World Cultures(click HERE for syllabus)

 
This year in 6th grade Social Studies, students will study the cultures of the world. We will be examining five major themes: history, people, government, culture, and geography.
 
 
Over the course of the year, students will be able to do the following:
·         Trace characteristics of various contemporary societies in regions that resulted from historical events.
·         Define culture and common traits that unify a culture region.
·         Compare ways in which various societies organize the production and distribution of goods and services.
·         Identify and locate major physical and human geographic features.
·         Evaluate the characteristics of limited and unlimited governments.
·         Explain different points of view about an issue or current topic. 
·         Identify and explain the geopgraphic factors responsible for patterns of population.
 
Texas History(click HERE for syllabus)  flag

This year in 7th grade Social Studies, students will study the history of Texas from early times to the present. We will be examining the cultures of Native Americans living in Texas prior to European exploration and the eras of mission-building, colonization, revolution, republic, and statehood. We will focus on key individuals, events, and issues and their impact on Texas history.
 
Over the course of the year, students will be able to do the following:
 
·         Identify regions of Texas and the distribution of population within and among the regions.
·         Explain the factors that caused Texas to change from an agrarian to an urban society.
·         Describe the structure and functions of municipal, county, and state governments.
·         Explain the influence of the U.S. Constitution on the Texas Constitution.
·         Examine the rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens.
·         Use primary and secondary sources to examine the rich and diverse cultural background of Texas.
·         Identify the different racial and ethnic groups that settled in Texas to build a republic and then a state.
·         Analyze the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of Texas.
 
Last Modified on November 6, 2013