Powall, Danielle

Welcome to Sixth Grade Social Studies

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What's Going on in Social Studies?
Current Topic: Government
Upcoming Summative: January 19th
The GEO BEE is happening!
Here's how you can study...
ü  A simple google search will also turn up some good study tools and tips. 

ü  The questions will be related to these topics:
—general U.S. and world geography (such as locations, capitals, major cities/rivers/mountain ranges, national parks, population, cultural geography such as languages, religions, currencies, key products, superlatives—highest mountain range, longest river, etc.);
—physical U.S. and world geography (such as climate, major land forms, map reading, etc.)
geographical terms, economic, political, historical geography and more.

ü  Useful tools for studying:
1) Maps (esp. blank outline maps)
2) Atlases
3) Globes
4) Books such as almanacs, geographical dictionaries, geography fact books
5) Internet:
The National Geographic website has a “Study Corner” with tips for studying for the Bee, and includes daily geography quizzes: www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/study-corner

ü  https://www.nationalgeographic.org/bee/study

ü  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wTrBCxY82Y

ü  Common terms related to geography: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/glossary/

ü  Know principal languages, currencies, religions, and former country names: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

ü  https://www.cia.gov/kids-page/games/world-exploration/index.html

ü  http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/world-capital-catch-game.php

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