6th grade Social Studies

Ms. Kirk's e-mail is:  Kim.Kirk@mpls.k12.mn.us

If you are absent, it is your responsibility to communicate with Ms.Kirk to make up assignments/homework.

Northern Lights e-book

If you want to download the Northern Lights e-book app onto your home computer or ipad, use this link.

HOMEWORK/CLASS ASSIGNMENTS for the week of December 4th: 

The students are starting their "Fur Trade Projects" which is due on Friday, December 22nd.  NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS will be accepted.  We will be working on it for the next 3 weeks in class, but students will still need to do a considerable amount for homework.  Therefore, their homework for the next 3 weeks will be to work on this project.  

If you need a copy of the packet, scroll to the bottom of the page and print it up.  The rubric is the last page (which needs to be filled out and turned in with the project).

Here are a few more resources:

Grand Portage: www.nps.gov/grpo

Beavers: www.dnr.state.mn.us/mammals/beaver.html

www.beaversww.org/beaver.html

http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/beaver.html

Ojibwe:  www.tolatsga.org/ojib.html

The Economic History of the Fur Trade: https://eh.net/encyclopedia/the-economic-history-of-the-fur-trade-1670-to-1870/

Glossary of the Fur Trade: https://eh.net/encyclopedia/the-economic-history-of-the-fur-trade-1670-to-1870/

Ft. Snelling & the fur trade: http://www.historicfortsnelling.org/history/fur-trade

Timeline of the fur trade: http://whiteoakhistoricalsociety.org/historical-library/fur-trade/time-line-a-brief-history-of-the-fur-trade/

History of the fur trade (good info. about the trading companies): http://whiteoakhistoricalsociety.org/historical-library/fur-trade/time-line-a-brief-history-of-the-fur-trade/

HOMEWORK/CLASS ASSIGNMENTS for the week of November 27th:

Class assignment for Wednesday, November 29th: Fill in the assignment about George Bonga by opening the pdf at the botoom of this page.

Wednesday, November 29th: Chapter Comprehension Chp. 5 "The Fur Trade" is due.  Use the Northern Lights e-book (click on the link above).

Thursday, November 30th:  Quiz on the Dakota and Ojibwe.  Study your chapter cmprehension sheets, vocabulary and other assignments we've done.  

We have started the Fur Trade unit.  

HOMEWORK/CLASS ASSIGNMENTS for the week of November 20th:

The goal is to be completed with reading "The Birchbark House" and the worksheets for all 14 chapters by Monday, November 27th.  The worksheets for chapters 9-14 are at the bottom of this page.  Print whichever ones you need and bring them with you to class on Nov. 27th.  

HOMEWORK/CLASS ASSIGNMENTS for the week of November 13th:

Students will continue to read "The Birchbark House" by Louise Erlich this week.  They should be filling out the question sheets for each chapter.  Make sure to check for capital letters, periods and complete sentences.  

HOMEWORK/CLASS ASSIGNMENTS for the week of November 6th:

Students will continue to read "The Birchbark House" by Louise Erlich this week.  They should be filling out the question sheets for each chapter.  

 

CURRENT EVENT LINKS

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"In seeking truth, you have to get both sides of the story."  -Walter Cronkite


Below are websites for current events projects:

•  CBS News

•  CNN Student News 

•  FOX News

•  MSNBC News

•  National Public Radio

•  News for Students - PBS

•  New York Times Students

•  Pioneer Press

•  Star Tribune

           *  Time Online Edition

 

PDF George Bonga study questions   --  Read the George Bonga biography to fill in the questions.
PDF Fur Trade Project Packet 2017   --  This explains the details of the Fur Trade Project. You can click on any of the links and it will take you straight to that site. If you need to make another copy of the rubric, print it up and it needs to be filled out and turned in with your project by December 22nd.