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?
*Homework: Can the student extract information from
the text and our notes, and write a thoughtful response
in complete sentences?
Smartboard & Powerpoint Presentation  Internet,
Textbook, Notes,
Handouts, Globe, pull-down maps, and Transparencies.
How would you stop the fighting?  
Give SPECIFIC examples of the problems and your
The Emerald Isle, Peat, Bogs, Migration, Potato Famine,
Staple, European Union, Gaelic, Episcopalian, Catholic,
Click HERE for map links.
*E.1 On a map of the world, locate the
continent of Europe
. On a map of
Europe, locate the
Atlantic Ocean,
Arctic Ocean, Norwegian Sea, and
Barents Sea. Locate the Volga,
Danube, Ural, Rhine, Elbe, Seine, Po,
and Thames Rivers. Locate the Alps,
Pyrenees, and Balkan Mountains.
Locate the countries in the northern,
southern, central, eastern, and
regions of Europe.
E.2 Use a map key to locate countries
and major cities in Europe. (G)
Items in RED are specifically covered in
this lesson.
Hello Parents!
Mr. P's Class
Chapter 10, Sec. 2
Key Question
B. Climate
C. Major Physical Characteristics           
D. major natural resources
E. population size