September 28, 2016
6th Grade — Social Studies

Reading, writing, and social studies are taught in an integrated course called humanities. The content is guided by essential questions that inform reading material selections, study trips, research projects, and presentations. Teachers collaborate with other departments to further extend the cross-curricular nature of the humanities program, fully integrating the themes of the course into the arts, sciences, and mathematics.

  • Essential Questions Explored:
  • What is culture?
  • Unit Themes:
  • Culture of farming
  • Cultures of the ancient world
  • Cultures of the modern world
  • Approaches to Learning:
  • Inquiry based research, print and web-based research, first person interviews, design challenges on community-based issues, mapping, digital presentations