• Welcome to 6th Grade Social Studies!


    Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

    We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented! This year we will be studying the great civilizations of the ancient world. We hope to heighten your child’s awareness and knowledge of the past, present, and future through this course. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as we visit the very civilizations that have made a direct impact on our society today!


    Some Areas of our Curriculum Include:

    Unit 1: Map Study

    Unit 2: Prehistory

    Unit 3: Fertile Crescent

    Unit 4: Ancient Egypt

    Unit 5: Ancient China

    Unit 6: Ancient Greece

    Unit 7: Ancient Rome

    Unit 8: Byzantine Empire

    Unit 9: Medieval Times, The Black Death and Renaissance


    Some of the Websites We Use Are:

    www.pearsonrealize.com (This will be our online textbook!)

    www.brainpop.com (Interactive videos) 

    www.Nearpod.com (Interactive lessons)

    www.kahoot.com (Interactive quizzes/review)

    www.flocabulary.com (Music videos that incorporate vocabulary of the unit)


    We will be teaching your child by means of photos/artwork, videos, understanding and effectively utilizing primary/secondary sources as well as other forms of differentiated learning. In addition, your child will also be taught skills such as comprehension, writing, cause/effect and vocabulary.


    ​​We look forward to meeting you in September! 

     J. Costanzo             D. Levitt                    S. Belkin



               6th Grade Social Studies Goals

    1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement, regions) and their relationship to change sin society and the environment.
    2. Students will use critical thinking skills to identify the diversity of world cultures.
    3. Students will use and create maps, charts, graphs and timelines to help facilitate an understanding of past civilizations.
    4. Aligning with the CCLS students will be able to understand how the beliefs and values of ancient civilizations affect their lives today.
    5. Students will be able to recognize how physical geography affected the growth of ancient civilizations.
    6. Prepare students with knowledge of history and geography necessary to prepare students as citizens of a global society and provide them with skills and content knowledge for required coursework in grades 7 and 8.
    7. Use critical thinking skills and technological advances while facing 21st century problems.
    8. Participate responsibly in our democratic government and today's global economy.
    9. Appreciate the complex diversity of world cultures.
    10. Use a variety of primary and secondary source documents for research, and be able to clearly express thoughts through writing and oral presentation.
    11. Use and create maps, charts, and graphs to help facilitate an understanding of their community, nation and world.