6th World Geography Syllabus + Info
Welcome To Ms. Kincaid’s 6th Grade Social Studies Experience
Ms. Kincaid – Unis Middle School
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Global studies class compares regions across the globe to define and highlight world issues. Students will focus on world geography, the five themes of geography, economics, and human environmental issues, and their impact on the world.
Rules and Procedures:
- Come to class ON TIME and prepared with an open mind and a willingness to learn.
- The Golden Rule – Treat others the way you want to be treated.
- Do not be afraid to make mistakes.
- Take responsibility for your action and work.
- Be respectful of each other and the teacher at all times.
- Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak.
- Follow directions as given.
- Refrain from using unacceptable language.
- Food and drink are not allowed in class unless previously notified by the teacher.
- Cheating and/plagiarism are unacceptable and strictly prohibited = NO CREDIT!
Exit Tickets, informal task, document based writings, and projects count for the majority of the grade. Classwork, bell work, and participation count for a smaller portion of the grade.
Homework is given when classwork is not completed. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking will occur daily in class. Student participation and engagement on a daily basis are essential to student success.
Assignments not completed in class will be required homework and due within a week. Late assignments will be given a reduced grade.
Assessments will be given throughout the course of study to determine the individual student’s development, as well as, the effectiveness of the teaching/learning environment.
Reminder: Students who are frequently absent miss valuable instructional time, and often struggle in their classes. Therefore, it is important that the student is in class every day so they do not miss out on the concepts that have been taught that day.
A+ 97.0 A 93.0 A- 90.0 B+ 87.0 B 83.0 B- 80.0
C+ 77.0 C 73.0 C- 70.0 D+ 67.0 D 63.0 D- 60.0
E 59.0 and below
A binder, loose leaf paper, dividers, or a thick notebook with dividers
Pencils & colored pencils
Why We Teach Geography in School:
World Geography (funny)
Unit 1 Foundations of World Geography
What is Geography?
Continents and Oceans
Where is the Middle East?
Where is Central America?
Why are there 2 #11’s on the map?
Note: Use My World History CD
G1.1.2 Drawing a Sketch Map of the World
World Geography: The Biggest, Oldest, Longest…
Video: If the world was a village of 100 (Intro to notetaking)
Video With Written Notes Included – notetaking practice
Unit 1 – Lesson 2: Geographical Inquiry (inquiry based process)
Five Themes of Geography
ELA Common Core Standards
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
5.RI.7 Draw on information from multiple
print or digital sources, demonstrating the
ability to locate an answer to a question
quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
5.RI.9 Integrate information from several
texts on the same topic in order to write or
speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Production and Distribution of Writing
5.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing
in which the development and
organization are appropriate to task,
purpose, and audience.
Five Themes Introduction Rap
Five Themes Fortnite Intro
Personal Shortcut (5 Theme Lessons/Review/Project)
Textbook – Five Themes of Geography Chapter:
Brick words: Absolute Location, Relative Location
Mortar words: Longitude, Latitude, close to, nearby…
Place / Movement :
Brick words: Human Characteristics, Physical Characteristics
Mortar words: man-made, nature and/or natural
Brick words: Ideas, Goods
Mortar concept: movement of people
Human Environment Interaction (HEI):
Brick Words: Modify, Adapt, Depend
Mortar Words: change, rework, use
Brick Words: common
Mortar concept: shared features, human features, physical features, regional, cultural
Stop video after each way to distinguish a region. Discuss small group to whole group how Dearborn is a region based on each distinguishing feature.
Extra Help: Video Review
Project: Five Themes of Geography Flip Book
5 Themes of Geography Flipbook
After discussing the 5 themes of geography you will now create a flipbook detailing each of these vital aspects. Your flipbook MUST include a cover page and then a page for each of the 5 themes (thus it will be 6 total pages). Here are the requirements for each page:
Cover page (Title, your name, your hour, and a colored image that represents
Each theme page (Term, definition(s) of term, example of term(s), and a colored images
that represents each idea)
Human Environment Interaction (H.E.I.)
– common characteristics of an area
-3 common features from Dearborn or Detroit Area
*The flipbook is worth 30 points and will graded on the content as well as appearance*
Five Theme Activities
Unit 1-Lesson 3: Geographic Tools and Technologies
Unit 2 The World In Spatial Terms
Video Support (review library w/ left tab)
Basic Map Skills
Longitude and Latitude
Michigan Maps of Interest
Unit 3 Population and Migration
Unit 3.1 Terms and Activities
( #25, 26, 27)
Unit 3.2 – Terms and Activities
H.E.I. Issues/Global Project
Natural Resources Depletion
Loss of Biodiversity
Ozone Layer Depletion
Public Health issues
Governmental Issues (i.e. War)
types of economies (ex. market economy)
Global Trade (ex. NAFTA)
Humanitarian Efforts (ex. Red Cross)
Formation of Islands
Police Protection (ex. all)
Unit 4 – Culture
Island Survival /decision making