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  • geography






    Shifting Plates

    Landforms and Bodies of


    Grade 6

    World History: Ancient Civilizations

    Chapter 1: The Tools of History

    Lesson 1: The World's Geography


    1. Describe the key features of Earth's surface.

    2. Explain the five themes of geography.

    3. Summarize how humans are affected by their environment.


    Lesson Main Ideas

  • Themes of Geography Location




    Human-Environment Interaction

    How Environment Affects



  • 1. Name three examples of landforms and three examples of bodies of water.

    2. How do the five themes of geography help geographers?

    3. How does the climate where you live affect your life?

    4. What might be the result if the climate of a region suddenly became much colder?

    5. Since more people live on Asia than on any other continent, what can you infer about Asia's environment?

    6. What do geographers study?

    7. What are Earth's largest landmasses and bodies of water called?

    8. What are the five themes of geography?

    9. Which two geographic themes are most concerned with people?

    10. How does climate affect people's lives?

    11. How does environment affect people?

    Lesson Review

    Lesson Summary

  • longitude



    political map

    physical map

    thematic map

    The Geographer's Tools



    Grade 6

    World History: Ancient Civilizations

    Chapter 1: The Tools of History

    Lesson 2: How Maps Help Us Study History


    1. Describe the tools used by geographers to study Earth.

    2. Describe the different types of maps geographers use.

    3. Trace how maps have changed.


    Lesson Main Ideas

  • Reading a map

    Map Projections

    Mercator Projection

    Homolosine Projection

    Robinson Projection


  • The Geographic Grid

    Political Maps

    Physical Maps

    Thematic Maps

    Earliest Maps

    Maps in the Middle Ages

    Today's maps

  • 1. Would you use a map or globe to see a continent's exact shape? Explain why.

    2. Describe the three types of maps:

    3. Why were European maps in the Middle Ages so inaccurate?

    4. Why did European mapmakers in the Middle Ages sometimes leave empty spots on their maps?

    5. What impact do you think improved mapmaking had on explorers?

    Lesson Review

    Lesson Summary

  • artifact



    Paleolithic Age

    Mesolithic Age

    Neolithic Age

    Finding Clues in the Past How do archaeologists uncover the story of early peoples?

    How do archaeologists work together?

    What is important about studying fossils?

    Search for Early Humans Who was Lucy?

    Grade 6

    World History: Ancient Civilizations

    Chapter 1: The Tools of History

    Lesson 3: How Archaeologists Study the Past


    Describe the tools used by archaeologists to study and understand human history.

    Summarize current knowledge about the history of humanlike beings.

    Summarize the current knowledge about the Stone Age.


    Lesson Main Ideas

  • What were some important finds that help our understanding of early people?

    The Stone Age What are the phases of the Stone Age?

    1. What can archaeologists learn by studying artifacts and fossils?

    2. What have archaeologists learned about early hominids?

    3. How did people live during the Paleolithic and Mesolithic Ages?

    4. What kinds of changes probably encouraged the development of early hominid societies?

    5. Why is studying early people so hard?

    Lesson Review

    Lesson Summary

  • primary source

    secondary source

    oral history

    Understanding the Past

    Why Study History?

    Asking Historical Questions

    Primary Sources What methods do historians use to help them answer questions about what

    happened in the past?

    Grade 6

    World History: Ancient Civilizations

    Chapter 1: The Tools of History

    Lesson 4: How Historians Study the Past


    1. Analyze the reason why people study history.

    2. Describe the tools historians use to study the past.

    3. Explain how our understanding of history is always subject to change.


    Lesson Main Ideas

  • Secondary Sources

    Oral History

    Fact or Fiction?

    Drawing Conclusions

    1. Name two of the questions historians ask themselves when they study the past.

    2. What resources do historians particularly rely on when a society does not have a written history?

    3. What do historians do when they sort through evidence, such as that involving the "curse" of King Tut's


    4 . How are historians like detectives?

    5. What steps do historians take as they answer historical questions?

    Lesson Review

    Lesson Summary


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