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6th Grade Social Studies

In this general social studies course, students learned about the basics of world history, geography, economics, and civics through a variety of learning strategies. The class is designed to lay the groundwork for the next six years of study in each individual discipline, as well as to give the student an understanding of the world and their role as part of it. The students looked at a number of different ancient and current cultures from nearly every continent including the Americas, China, Egypt, India, Greece, Mesopotamia, and Rome. The course examined both how these cultures were similar and different as well as how they influenced us today. This class also participated in the Rural Ameritowne program in which they took on roles as managers, accountants, tellers, salespeople and a wide variety of other jobs. In the class, students demonstrated what they had learned through research projects, written assessments, chapter tests and group activities.