Note:  This spring
(2006), the Social
Studies portion of the
MCAS tests will be in
practice form (will not
count).  It will be
administered  to 7th
grade students
and will cover the
material being taught
this year and in 6th
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?
the text and our notes, and write a thoughtful response
in complete sentences?
How has ancient Greece influenced our Western
culture?  Give two examples.
Mainland, Populated, Mediterranean Climate, Highland
Climate, Elevation, Erosion, Democracy, Individualism, Civil
War, Suburbs, Aristotle, Sophocles, Ottoman Empire,
Feta Cheese.
Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Aegean Sea, Crete,
Cyprus, Ionian Sea, Athens, E.U., Ionian Islands,
Peloponnesus, Aegean Islands, Plain of Attica,Pindus
Mountains, Plains of Thessaly, Plains of Macedonia,
Mediterranean Sea.
Click HERE for map links.
"Greece and Cyprus"
Approved by the Massachusetts Department
Of Education, August, 2003.
Hello Parents!
Mr. P's Class
Chapter 11, Sec. 3
Key Question
A. absolute and relative locations
E. population size