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Hello students and parents,
 
 

As  I plan for a beginning like no other we have seen in the past, my focus will still be to ensure that:

every child, every day is finding a way to feel connected,

every child, every day is being challenged by new learnings and experiences,

and every child, every day knows they have a champion they can turn to. 

 

This year we will be taking a deep look into the history of the United States and how we became the nation that we are today. We will start with the foundations of the nation in the history of the Native American people and move forward until we reach the first breaking point in our country in the conflict known as the Civil War.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  I am here if anyone needs anything. 

All my best!
Mr. Bell 

Weekly Schedule 

Time

Period

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30-9:35am

1

Virtual Day

 

Students- recorded/asynchronous learning in Canvas.

 

Teachers- planning, PD, office hours, individual support, team/dept collaboration

Students

will attend class periods 1,3,5,7

Students

will attend class periods 1,2,4,6

Students

will attend class periods 1,3,5,7

Students

will attend class periods 1,2,4,6

9:50-11:07am

3/2

11:12-11:42am

Lunch

11:47-1:04pm

5/4

1:19-3:00pm

7/6

 

6th Grade

United States History to 1865

Suggested Pacing Guide

2020-2021

 

   

FIRST QUARTER (38)

SECOND QUARTER (43)

THIRD QUARTER (43)

FOURTH QUARTER (47)

SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 30

 

Code of Behavior

(If required by school, taught in context of Civics/Citizenship)

 

Introductory lesson to Historical Thinking for Assessment

 

Unit 1: Early North American Cultures

USI.3a Archaeological Discovery

USI.3b American Indian Settlements

USI.3c Environment and Resources

 

USI.2b-d Geography in the context of Early North American cultures

 

Unit 2: Exploration

(NAG 10, 11)

USI.4a European Exploration

USI.4b Cultural/Economic Interactions

USI.4c West African Societies

 

USI.2a-d Geography in the context of European exploration in North America and West Africa

 

 

Sept. 17 – Constitution Day

NOVEMBER 4 – JANUARY 22

 

Unit 3: Shaping Colonial America

USI.5a Events & Conditions Leading to Colonization

USI.5b Compare Life in 3 Colonial Regions

USI.5c Specialization and Interdependence

USI. 5d Social Perspectives of Colonists

 

USI.2b-d Geography in the context of its influences on life in Colonial America

 

Reporting Category Assessment: Pre-Columbian Times to 1770

 

 

Unit 4: American Revolution

USI.5e Political/Economic Relationships between Colonies and England

USI.6a Dissatisfaction Led to Revolution

USI.6b Political Ideas Shape Revolution

USI.6c Key Events & People in Revolution

USI.6d Reasons Colonies Defeated Great Britain

 

USI.2b-d Geography in context of the American Revolution

 

 

Nov. 11- Veterans’ Day

Nov. 25 - 27 - Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 21 - Jan 3 – Winter Break

Jan. 18- Dr. King’s Birthday Holiday

JANUARY 26– MARCH 26

 

Unit 5: New Nation

USI.7a Weaknesses of Articles of Confederation

USI.7b Development of the Constitution

USI.7c Accomplishments of the First 5 Presidents

 

USI.2b-d Geography in the context of its influences on the new American Nation

 

 

Reporting Category Assessment: Revolution to New Nation

 

 

Unit 6: Westward Expansion and Reform

USI.8a Territorial Expansion

USI.8b Geographic and Economic Influences on Western Settlement

USI.8c Impact on American Indians

USI.8d Impact of Inventions

USI.8d Abolitionist and Suffrage Movement

 

 

 

Feb. 15 – Presidents’ Day

Mar. 29- April 2 Spring Break

 

APRIL 6 – JUNE 11

 

Unit 7: Civil War

USI.9a Cultural, Economic, Constitutional Issues that Divided the Nation

USI.9b States’ Rights, Slavery, Sectionalism

USI.9c Secession

USI.9d Role of Key Individuals

USI.9e Critical Developments/Major Battles

USI.9f Multiple Perspectives

 

USI.2b-d Geography in the context of its influence on the Civil War

 

 

Reporting Category Assessment: Expansion, Reform, and Civil War

 

 

 

Performance Task Presentation, if necessary

 

 

 

 

May 31 Memorial Day Holiday

 

Skills (To be embedded throughout the units):

 

USI.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

a) analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in United States history;

b) analyzing and interpreting geographic information to determine patterns and trends in United States history;

c) interpreting charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events in United States history;

d) using evidence to draw conclusions and make generalizations;

e) comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, and political perspectives in United States history;

f) determining relationships with multiple causes or effects in United States history;

g) explaining connections across time and place;

h) using a decision-making model to identify the costs and benefits of a specific choice made;

i) identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the ethical use of material or intellectual property; and

j) investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.

 

October 12; November 2,3

INSERVICE/WORKDAY

JANUARY 25

INSERVICE/WORKDAY

APRIL 5

INSERVICE/WORKDAY

JUNE 15

TEACHER WORKDAY