This week in social studies we will continue analyzing geographic patterns in Asia as we evaluate geographic conditions and human patterns that result from environmental factors. We will also begin analyzing the history, beliefs and practices of another major religion with significant influence in East Asia: Buddhism.
This week in social studies we will be analyzing the geographic patterns of population distribution and economic activity in south and east Asia. We will be interpreting thematic maps and applying our knowledge of human patterns and processes to better understand the human geography of this very crowded part of our world.
This week in social studies our students will continue to explore the history and culture of India and surrounding nations in South Asia. A part of this will include analyzing the history, beliefs and practices of Hinduism. See the attachments below for the background reading we've been using in class.
This week in social studies as we start a new year we will be looking both backwards and forwards. We will share some final thoughts related to our studies of Southwest Asia before we turn our attention to a new region of study. Our class will focus on South and East Asia for the next several weeks. We will begin by exploring the geography of the region (maps/questions are attached below) before moving into our studies of the history and culture of the area.
This week in social studies our students will be analyzing the history, causes and consequences of the land struggle between Israelis and Palestinians. This will begin with a debate on Monday and will proceed throughout the week as we analyze written and video summaries relating the major events that have contributed to the current status of Israel and the surrounding territories.
This week in social studies our students are beginning to wrap up our studies of Southwest Asia by exploring some nations and topics that we have not yet had time to cover. We will be visiting Turkey and Israel this week to analyze their cultures through various readings, videos and discussions. On Tuesday this week we will also have the opportunity to work with Ms. Jones, our sixth grade counselor, on another guidance counseling topic.
This week in social studies we will be reviewing our studies of the beliefs and practices of Islam that began before the Thanksgiving break. We will also spend some time analyzing the ways in which Judaism, Christianity and Islam are similar and different.
Our students will have a test over these studies on Thursday. They have a review sheet that was passed out on November 12 and all the handouts and readings that we have used are available from the posts on this page.
As we continue to learn about the cultures of the world, our focus turns to another major world religion that began in Southwest Asia: Islam. This week we will be processing reading passages and taking notes on the origins, beliefs and practices of the Muslim faith. Copies of the materials that we are using are attached to this post so families can review them at home.
Families can expect a test over these studies toward the end of next week. A test review will be given to the students by the end of this week.
This week in social studies our students are concluding their analysis of the beginnings, beliefs and practices of Christianity by evaluating how the religion is practiced in various contexts and traditions. The students will have a test this Thursday over these studies. Students received a review for the test last Thursday and supporting documents are always available attached to these posts.
As we continue to learn about the cultures of the world, our focus turns to another major world religion that began in Southwest Asia: Christianity. This week we will be processing reading passages and taking notes on the origins, beliefs and practices of the Christian faith. Copies of the materials that we are using are attached to this post so families can review them at home.
Welcome to the blog for Mr. Lindsey's social studies class!