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Sagamore Middle School

Student Resources - Social Studies - 6th Grade

Here are some resources for you to use, in addition to print books and the Virtual Reference Collection (VRC).

 


 

 1st Quarter

 

In the VRC, use CultureGrams and World Geography and Culture Online

Middle East Global Connections- from PBS

Middle East land use - from Scholastic

Middle East - online textbook - people, politics, economics, geography and history

Sub-Saharan Africa

Europe - land use and resource maps

Europe Population Distribution

Russia and Independent States

Commonwealth of Independent States

East Asia - from Wikipedia - use carefully

Southeast Asia

South Asia - from Wikipedia - use carefully

Oceania - Resources and Geography

Oceania Information, Economy and Demographics

 

CIA World Factbook - look up individual countries, regional and world physical and political maps, flags, country comparisons. Click on the links WITHIN each country for additional and thorough information.

 

Land use, economics, political connections, population distribution, resource maps

 

Neolithic Revolution - VRC is best resource!

ABC-CLIO World History Ancient and Medieval Eras

Early River Valley Civilizations

Beginnings of Civilization - from Khan Academy, this includes the Neolithic Revolution, Ancient, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Ancient India and China, and Hinduism.

River Civilizations - an online textbook about the major river civilizations

 

 

2nd Quarter

In the VRC, check out ABC-CLIO World Religions

World Religions - overview on major religions

Judaism

Christianity

Islam

Buddhism

Hinduism

Confucianism

Sikhism

3rd Quarter


Qin Dynasty fast facts

Qin Chinese Dynasty-Encyclopedia Britannica

 

Han Chinese Dynasty Overview

Introduction to the Han Dynasty

Han Dynasty Quick Facts

 

Greco-Roman civilization

Greco-Roman civilization from Newsela

 

Feudal Western Europe

Middle Ages Feudalism

History of Feudalism

 

Byzantine Empire - from History.com, includes video

The History of the Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire - use the left navigation bar as well (from Khan Academy)

 

Islamic Caliphates - Umayyad and Abbasid

The Spread of Islam and the Caliphates

Umayyad Caliphate for Kids

Abbasid Caliphate for Kids

 

Articles and videos about The Crusades

The Crusades

 

 

 

4th Quarter

Silk Road - UNESCO

Silk Route - Britannica.com

Trade Routes

Mongol Empire - New World Encyclopedia

The Mongol Empire - from All About History

Black Death, 1348

Bubonic Plague

Black Death - History.com

 

Explorers:

In the VRC, check out the Biography Reference Center

Marco Polo - from History.com

Ibn Battuta - from History.com

Mansa Musa - from Britannica

Zheng He - from Britannica

 

 

VRC Resources:

ABC-CLIO World History > Ancient and Medieval Eras

ABC-CLIO World Religions

Britannica Encyclopedia

Scholastic Land and Peoples

World Geography and Culture

CultureGrams

World Book Encyclopedia

 

Also See: Ancient History Encyclopedia (click on link)