Sixth Grade Individuals and Societies Course Outline

Course Description

Welcome to Individuals and Societies class! This course is designed to develop the following skills in our students:

Inquiry Skills Critical Thinking Skills
Active Reading Skills Academic Writing Skills

Students will investigate:

Unit 1: Early Human Developments

Statement of Inquiry:

In human history, conflict often arises when civilizations grow and expand.

Key developments of early humans lead to civilization.

 

Unit 2: Mesopotamia

Statement of Inquiry:

The development of Mesopotamia contributed to other civilizations.

Assirians and Summerians were two very different communities.

 

Unit 3: Egypt

Statement of Inquiry:

Egypt’s geography affected every aspect of their civilization

Positions and roles affected Egypt’s society and created social hierarchy.

 

Unit 4: Greece

Statement of Inquiry:

Politics and social classes created different adaptations their environment.

Innovations and revolution combined with human capability and development lead to significant global interactions.

 

Unit 5: Rome

Statement of Inquiry:

Achievements

 

of ancient Rome had the greatest impact on the World community.

The Roman Empire was a turning point in ancient times meaning the union of different cultures as their borders expanded.

 

Seventh Grade Individuals and Societies Course Outline

Course Description

Welcome to humanities class! This course is designed to develop the following skills in our students:

Inquiry Skills Critical Thinking Skills
Active Reading Skills Academic Writing Skills

Students will investigate:
Unit 1: African Civilizations (Geography, West Africa, Trading)

Statement of Inquiry:

Human history conflict often arises when civilizations grow and expand.

 

Unit 2: Asian Civilizations (China and the Ottoman Empire)

Statement of Inquiry:

Changes in power allowed the rise of new beliefs and new empires.

 

Unit 3: The rise of the Islam (Expansion of the Muslim rule)

Statement of Inquiry:

Social constructions and exploration helped spreading empires in world history and re-shaping cultures.

 

Unit 4: Feudal and late Medieval Europe

Statement of Inquiry:

Inequality strengthened when new systems of orders arise.

 

Unit 5: Spanish Reconquista

Statement of Inquiry:

The causes and consequences of the Reconquista changed the identity of Spain’s culture.