Click the image above to see Mrs. Steele's chart that compares the "Quick Facts" for the entire world and for the United States.
The CIA World Factbook is a great resource for Quick Facts data about countries. This would include countries' GDP, life expectancy, literacy rate, infant mortality rate, population density, poverty rate, etc.
This is a great online encyclopedia to which JPS subscribes, but sometimes the link doesn't "stick" on our computers. If you click the link and only see three World Book products (Kids, Early World of Learning, and a Spanish encyclopedia), click
"Find Your School or Library" near the globe in the top, right corner of the page. Choose the first school on the list. Then, you should see many products including World Book Student, which is what you want. This is a great resource for finding government and climate information about your country in sixth grade friendly language.
Country Reports is a great resource for information about languages and currency, as well as pictures of your country.
If asked for a user ID and password, use jenison for the User ID and wcats for the password.
Click HERE to see the list of countries assigned to each student.
Click HERE to see Mrs. Steele's Country in a Box work for the United States.
Click HERE to access Population Pyramid links and directions.
The map that you should be using for the inside, bottom of your box can be downloaded using the links below. If you need help selecting the correct map for your project or resizing it before printing, please let me know!
(All maps were taken from http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/)
Your population map is due tomorrow. I hope you find the image below to be helpful!
(You can also click here to open the map below as a Google Drive document.)
In class today, and possibly for homework tonight, you will need to use this site (click here) to access population pyramids for four different countries. Good luck!
(2) Select 2010. That is the only year's data we are using, so it's consistent with previous instruction.
(3) Select your country.
(4) Push "Submit" (bottom, toward the left) to get the population pyramid.
Reminders for choosing countries:
You must do 2 countries that are on the continent of Asia.
You must do 2 countries that are NOT on the continent of Asia, and those two countries must be on different continents from each other (ex: one from South America, one from Europe).
You must know where your countries are on a map.
Countries we have done in class (USA, Germany, Tanzania, and Fiji) are off limits.
Click here to learn more about Nelson Mandela! Go to each of the six sections on the left hand side of the website. After you have read all of the paragraphs, try to take the quiz at the bottom of the page. Some of the information from this reading, or questions from that quiz could show up on your overall quiz of Africa. (Hint Hint, Wink Wink) Once you have read all the paragraphs under each section, fill out your 3-2-1 chart.
In Social Studies today, we are going to take our Math Discovery Assessment. Use the button below to access this
assessment. The code should automatically be entered for you. Use Math 2015-16 for the "Your Name" box to log in,
and then you will choose your name from the list when it is time to begin.
Hello Friends! The link to the resources you will need to check your Atlas packet on Latin America
(or Middle and South America) have been removed from my website, as they were only intended for students who had their assignment done on time. If you need access to this answer key after class time, please contact Mrs. Steele directly. I'd love to send these to you if you have earned them!
If you have any questions after you check your work, please keep in touch! Our quiz tomorrow will have three or four questions from the Atlas packet on it. If there was a map/diagram you were able to use when answering the Atlas packet question, you will be provided with the same map/diagram on the quiz.
The answer key you will need to check you "Internet Spy Network" homework sheet in class today can be found at this link (click here). Enjoy!
Be sure to ask Mrs. Steele if you have any questions about these!
In Social Studies today (Wednesday 11/11) a few people asked if they could have an online version of the pretest that we took
-- or at least started -- in class today. I am more than happy to provide this for you, and have done so below.
My big reminder or caution for you, though, is this:
When I made this pretest, I picked the picture OR the definition for each geography landform vocabulary term.
I just picked one, so only half of the flashcards are represented in this pretest. On the actual test, I will do the
same thing... I will just pick one. There is a VERY good chance that I will make the opposite choice for many of the vocabulary terms. For example: On this pretest, I put the picture for the vocabulary term "cave" (question 6, slide 7).
On the actual test, I may use the picture again. But I also might use the definition ("a hollow area in the earth with an
opening to the outside") instead. Getting 100% on this pretest does not automatically mean you'll get 100% on the actual test.
Studying your flashcards the way we discussed in class is still the best way to prepare for this assessment.
Also, a few people asked if they could see what the answer document will look like for the test. It is available at this link
(click here). On the actual test you will get one column/copy of the word bank, which is page 2 in the linked document, and then the page of answer blanks.
Happy studying! Use the comments section below to leave any questions you'd like answered about this quiz. :)