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,
Textbook, Notes,
Handouts, Globe, pull-down maps, and Transparencies.
Explain the factors that made the United Kingdom a
world power in the 18th Century.
Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, North Sea, Norwegian Sea,
Celtic Sea, English Channel, The United Kingdom,
Thames River, London, England, Wales, Scotland,
France, Great Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland,
Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin,
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,
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)
Approved by the Massachusetts Department
Of Education, August, 2003.
Hello Parents!
Mr. P's Class
Chapter 10, Sec. 1
Key Question
D. major natural resources
E. population size