This year your child will be learning about Geography and
World Cultures
.  You may notice that the Social Studies
Frameworks for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
actually lists this as a 6th grade course.  DO NOT BE
ALARMED!  This is only a
suggestion from the state.  Each
individual district is permitted to create their own pathways,
as long as all of the Social Studies subjects are completed
by High School graduation.  This pathway was chosen by
the High School & Middle School Social Studies teachers,
and Asst. Superintendent Devine.
*Class participation; Can the student clearly explain
the concepts discussed?
*Tests and Quizzes (multiple choice / Open Response)-
can the student find appropriate information to support
his/her answer to the key question?
*Homework: Can the student extract information from
the text and our notes, and write a thoughtful response
in complete sentences?
Smartboard & Powerpoint Presentation  Internet,
GOOGLE EARTH SOFTWARE,
Textbook, Notes,
Handouts, Globe, pull-down maps, and Transparencies.
The Rhone River, Rhine River, and the Seine all flow
through France, and are crucial to the French economy.  
Why do you suppose rivers are so important to a
nation's economy?  
Give three reasons.
Vocabulary
European Union, Euro, Chunnel, Massif Central, Rhone
River, Navigable, Canals, Normandy,
North European Plain, Textiles, Bauxite, Franks,
Charlemagne, Napoleon, King Louis XIV, Exile,
Democratic Republic, Marshall Plan, Legislature,
Bicameral, Disband, World War I,
World War II.
Paris, Germany, Marseilles, Lyon, Bourdeaux, Toulousse,
Normandy, Atlantic Ocean, English Channel,
Mediterranean Sea, Pyrenees, Alps, Seine River, Rhine
River.
Click HERE for map links.
. On a map of Atlantic Ocean, Arctic
Ocean, Norwegian
Atlantic Ocean, Arctic
Ocean, Norwegian , Arctic Ocean,
Norwegian Sea, and Arctic Ocean,
Norwegian Sea, and Barents Sea.
Locate the Volga, Danube, Ural,
Rhine,
Elbe,
Seine, Rhine, Elbe, Seine, Po,
and Thames , Elbe,
Seine, Po, and
Thames Rivers.
Seine, Po, and
Thames Rivers. Locate , Po, and
Thames Rivers. Locate the and
Thames Rivers. Locate the
Alps, Alps,
Pyrenees, and Balkan Mountains. ,
Pyrenees, and Balkan Mountains.
Pyrenees, and Balkan Mountains. ,
and Balkan Mountains. Locate the
Locate the countries in the northern,
southern, central, eastern, and
western
southern, central, eastern, and western
regions of Europe.western regions of
Europe.regions of Europe.
E.2 Use a map key to locate countries
and major cities in Europe. (G)
STATE STANDARDS
Approved by the Massachusetts Department
Of Education, August, 2003.
Hello Parents!
Assessment
Mr. P's Class
Chapter 10, Sec. 3
Locate
Key Question
B. Climate
C. Major Physical Characteristics           
D. major natural resources
E. population size