This website focuses on an Ancient Egyptian project that can be used in sixth grade classes. The project will use hands-on and interactive learning, along with more traditional forms of presenting information to the students such as guided note-taking, and using the assigned social studies textbook as a reference and tool. This social studies project will align with the Common Core Standards, as well as National Social Studies Standards, and Standards for the Arts.
I surveyed the entire sixth grade class in the urban middle school that I teach in, about their perceptions on social studies. The results (shown below) were somewhat surprising.
How do you feel about going to social studies?
Do you think social studies is boring?
What has been your favorite topic in social studies?
This project utilizes the sixth grade social studies textbook History Alive!: The Ancient World, published by Teacher’s Curriculum Institute in 2004.
This project is being completed by L. Barrett, meeting the requirements for the Master’s Project (EDU 690) at Buffalo State College.