Social Studies

Social Studies - Mrs. Leslie

Textbook online: (we are having difficulties with logging in at this point)

Your social studies textbook is now available for you online. To access this link go to:

www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

Your user name is: your first initial followed by your last name. No capital letters-lower case only.

Example: Mary Smith would be msmith

Everyone has the same password.  It is 6thgrade all lower case and no spaces.

*An audio version of the social studies textbook is now available on the Wellwood Website. Go to Citrix, student shared files and click on 6th grade SS Audio Textbook.

Geography

Check out these web sites for interactive games to help you study for the continents and oceans quiz:

http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/worldquiz.html

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_GL.html

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/geographygames/geospy/

http://www.localpages.com/content/local-and-global-resources-geography-teaching-resources.html

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_Continents.htm

Early Humans/Prehistory

http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.php/prehistory

British Broadcasting Corporation - http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Homo_erectus

Catal Hoyuk Official Excavation Site in Turkey - http://www.catalhoyuk.com/

Catal Hoyuk for kids - http://www.smm.org/catal/top.php

Creswell Crags - Explore the Ice Age Virtually - http://www.creswell-crags.org.uk/Explore/virtually-the-ice-age.aspx

Interactive Timeline - Smithsonian - http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-evolution-timeline-interactive

Lascaux - A Visit to the Caves - http://www.lascaux.culture.fr/#/en/00.xml

PBS - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/teachstuds/svideos.html

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - http://humanorigins.si.edu/

Terra Amata - http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/behavior/terra-amata-shelter

 

Mesopotamia

Sites for Interactive Maps of the Middle East:

http://www.ilike2learn.com/ilike2learn/MidEast.html

http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/mideastquiz.html

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/middle_east_map.htm  

This map will tell you more information about the countries in the Middle East:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/maps/index.html             

http://www.virtual-egypt.com/

Egypt

University of Manchester Mummy Studies: Click on links on left-hand side to learn about Ancient Egypt

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/

 

You Wouldn't Want to be an Egyptian Mummy!

http://www.salariya.com/web_books/mummy/index.html

 

BBC Mummy Maker

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/launch_gms_mummy_maker.shtml

 

Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago: Prepare Seneb’s body for mummification.

http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/mummy.html

 

BBC Pyramid Builder: A challenging interactive game that lets you help build a pyramid.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/launch_gms_pyramid_builder.shtml

 

National Geographic: A site that lets you explore pyramids and King Tut.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids/

  

Just-for-fun: A concentration game for matching amulets.

http://www.ancientnile.co.uk/funmemory.php

 

 

China

 

A site to help you learn the neighboring countries of China:

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/asia_map.htm

 

 

A dragon will help you play a board game about China:

 http://www.asiasociety.org/node/8688

 

 

Stories from classical Chinese literature:

 http://www.chinapage.com/story/story.html

 

 

Sites all about ancient China

http://www.china.mrdonn.org/

 

 

Loads of interactive games about China

http://www.china.mrdonn.org/

 

Join the Nova team as they try to recreate an ancient bridge that was once in China.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/china/

Walk the Great Wall of China

http://www.thebeijingguide.com/great_wall_of_china/index.html

A site to help you learn the location of China and its neighboring countries

  • http://www.yourchildlearns.com/asia_map.htm

    India

  • Ancient India vocabulary and readings can be found at the bottom of the page.

    http://www.taj-mahal.net/augEng/main_screen.htm

    Take a visit to the Taj Mahal and enjoy mini-movies about the Taj

    World Sites

    http://www.anvari.org/fun/Misc/Eating_Habits_of_People_around_the_World.html

    Play a game that tests your knowledge of eating habits around the world.

    Countries and Capitals of Europe

    http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/mult.cgi/quiz/europe/capitals1.trdf?0

    A game that tests your knowledge of European Countries and Capitals

    • You can play different games to learn the capitals, flashcards for review are also available

     


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