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Grade Level/ Unit: Grade Six: Ancient Egypt: World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations

History Social Science Content Standards:

6.1.the location and description of the river systems, and
physical settings that supported permanent settlement and
early civilizations

    5. Egyptian art and architecture
    6. The location and description of the role of Egyptian trade in the eastern Mediterranean and Nile valley
    7. The significance of the lives of Queen Hatshepsut and Ramses the Great
    8. The location of the Kush civilization and its political, commercial and cultural relations
    with Egypt
    9. The evolution of language and its written forms

History/ Social Science Analysis Skills:

Cronological and Spatial Thinking:

    3. Students use a variety of maps and documents to identify physical and cultural features of neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries and to explain the historical migration of people, expansion and disintegration of empires, and the growtho f economic systems.

Language Arts Standards

2.0. Reading Comprehension:

2.1. identify and use the structural features of, and differences among, newspapers, magazines, and editorials to gain meaning from text
2.3. connect and clarify main ideas, identifying their relationship to other sources and related topics
2.4 clarify understanding of texts by creating outlines, logical notes, summaries, or reports
Expository Critique: 2.7. make reasonable assertions about text through accurate, supportive citations

1.0. Writing Strategies: Students write clear, coherent, and focused essays. Writing exhibits awareness of audience and purpose. Essays contain formal introductions, bodies of supporting evidence, and conclusions. Students successfully use the stages of the writing process, as needed.

Organization and Focus:

1.1 Choose the form of writing (e.g., personal letter, letter to the editor, review, poem, report, narrative) that best suits the intended purpose.

1.2 Create multiple-paragraph expository compositions:

    a. Engage the interest of the reader and state a clear purpose.
    b. Develop the topic with supporting details and precise verbs, nouns, and adjectives to paint a visual image in the mind of the reader.
    c. Conclude with a detailed summary linked to the purpose of the composition.

Research and Technology:

1.4. use organizational features of electronic text (e.g., bulletin boards, databases, keyword searches, e-mail addresses) to locate information

1.5. compose documents with appropriate formatting by using word- processing skills and principles of design (e.g., margins, tabs, spacing, columns, page orientation)

Revising and Evaluating Writing:

2.2 Write expository compositions (e.g., description, explanation, comparison and contrast, problem and solution):

    a. State the thesis or purpose.
    b. Explain the situation.
    c. Follow an organizational pattern appropriate to the type of composition.
    d. Offer persuasive evidence to validate arguments and conclusions as needed.

1.0. Written And Oral English Language Conventions: Students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions that are appropriate to each grade level.

1.0. Listening And Speaking Strategies: Students deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience. They evaluate the
content of oral communication.

Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication:

    1.4. select a focus, organizational structure, and point of view, matching purpose, message, occasion, and vocal modulation to the audience
    1.5. emphasize salient points to assist the listener in following main ideas and concepts
    1.6. support opinions expressed with detailed evidence and with visual or media displays that use appropriate technology
    1.7. use effective rate, volume, pitch, and tone, and align non-verbal elements to sustain audience interest and attention
    Using the Grade 6 speaking strategies outlined in Listening and Speaking Standard 1.0, students:

    2.2 Deliver informative presentations:

      a. Pose relevant questions sufficiently limited in scope to be completely and thoroughly answered.
      b. Develop the topic with facts, details, examples, and explanations from multiple authoritative sources (e.g., speakers, periodicals, online information).

Lesson Instructions...


Mary Edwards
Little Chico Creek School
Chico USD