In 6th Grade Social Studies, our task is to understand how humans transitioned from hunting and gathering to farming. The explosion of farming led to the first large settlements and eventually to the great civilizations of the Ancient World, such as Mesopotamia and Egypt.
We will start with exploring why ancient people migrated to and settled in different places. We will introduce and explore how archaeology helps us understand the prehistoric clues left behind. Our reading of Maroo in ELA will help build and support our understanding of life before civilizations existed.
The Khan Academy - Cradle of Civilization
The Khan Academy - Sumerians
University of Chicago Museum
Nomads to Farmers
Write your name in Cuneiform
BARTER MARKET Information and CRAFT SITES
Barter Market Simulation
Barter Market - a system of trading in which people exchange goods or services directly, without the use of money.
Merchants - Craftspeople, artisans, and skilled workers also known as those students who brought goods to trade (e.g. art, crafts, woodwork)
Merchants will display their goods at the market. All items brought to the market must be made by the merchant (no store bought items, please). This could include arts and crafts. Remember, at the market, you are here to provide for yourself and your family! When a merchant “barters” he or she decides how much and what to trade. Merchants must discuss what each good is worth. When the merchants have agreed on a trade, they exchange the goods.
For example, you may have brought beautiful pieces of art. Another merchant has brought fresh baked treats made from sweet dates and grains you grew with irrigation. The two of you must decide how many treats will be traded for pieces of art. How much is art worth? How valuable are the treats?
COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE ANNUAL
MESOPOTAMIAN BARTER MARKET!
Friday, December 20, 2019
As part of our study of ancient cultures, we will be having a barter market on Friday, December 20th. All of the sixth grade classes will be participating. Each student will decide on one speciality trading item. This item must be made by the student. He/She will need to make from 3-5 of these items to be traded that day. We will be brainstorming ideas in class, and have created links in our Barter Market Google Classroom to offer suggestions. However, a little help from home is always great, too. The ideas we will be brainstorming will be very inexpensive. We do not want the students spending a lot of money on this. Recycled materials can be used to make many items.
VEN UNO, VEN TODOS AL ANUAL
¡MERCADO MUNDIAL MESOPOTÁMICO!
Vierenes 20 de diciembre de 2019.
Como parte de nuestro estudio de las culturas antiguas, tendremos un mercado de trueque el vierenes 20 de diciembre. Todas las clases de sexto grado estarán participando. Cada estudiante decidirá sobre un artículo de comercio especializado. Este artículo debe ser realizado por el alumno. Él / Ella tendrá que hacer de 3-5 de estos artículos para ser intercambiados ese día. Haremos una lluvia de ideas de ideas en clase y crearemos enlaces en nuestro aula de Google Barter Market para ofrecer sugerencias. Sin embargo, un poco de ayuda desde casa también es genial. Las ideas con las que vamos a hacer una lluvia de ideas serán muy baratas. No queremos que los estudiantes gasten mucho dinero en esto. Los materiales reciclados se pueden utilizar para hacer muchos artículos.