6th Grade Social Studies

Revolution:  Movement for Change

Symphony 6th Grade Social Studies Curriculum



a : a sudden, radical, or complete change

b : a fundamental change in political organization; especially : the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed

c : activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic situation

d : a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something : a change of paradigm

e : a changeover in use or preference especially in technology

Source:  Merriam-Webster.com


Core Questions


*What is a revolution? 

*What are the forces that lead to revolutionary movements?

*What are the outcomes of a revolution?

*How does geography influence events?

*How do these movements affect the rest of the world?

*What are some ways that different perspectives affect peoples' views of the movements?

*What are some ideas and who are some of the players in these movements that have influenced today's world?

*Where do we see movements like these occurring in today's world?


Areas of Study:






American Revolution Revisited

French Revolution
The Constitution 
UNICEF Project 
The French Revolution

The French Revolution contd.

The Haitian Revolution

Abolition Movement & The Constitution






Women's Suffrage Movement &

The Constitution

Women's Suffrage

Industrial Revolution and the Labor Reform Movement &
The Progressive

Civil Rights Movement & Anti-Apartheid Movement Comparison Unit

Civil Rights Movement & Anti-Apartheid Movement Comparison Unit


2013-2014 Homework Calendar 9/9 - 9/20

 Monday Tuesday
(Current Events Day!) 
 Thursday Friday
4/1: Be able to write down 3 answers for each of the 4 categories in the table we filled in during class. 
Current Events Discussion tomorrow. 
4/2:  Current event paragraph due next Thurs.  - find an event that relates to women's rights4/3: 4/4: 
4/7:  Current Event paragraph due Wed. - written or printed to be handed in
 4/8: Hard copy of current event paragraph due tomorrow.
Plan out your political cartoon. 
4/9:  Political Cartoon final due Friday - in-class work time today and tomorrow.
 4/10: Political cartoons - with written reflection - due tomorrow
4/11:  Continue to study the suffrage vocabulary words using your illustrated packets and the vocabulary slide show.
Current events discussions happen 8th period on Wed.  Remember your write-ups - due every other week.

Month at a glance:  The Women's Suffrage Movement
How many slaves work for you interactive:  http://slaveryfootprint.org/ 
Link to PBS presentation if you need to review the videos or documents:
* Read the book
* Watch the video
* Complete the two activities in the Activity Center
Interactive online site for slavery and the founding fathers activity:http://teachingamericanhistory.org/static/neh/interactives/slavery/home.html 
Link to Shelburne YWP site:  http://scsvt.ywpschools.net 

Excellent links for current events:

How to organize your binder:

Four sections -

1 – Current Classwork



2 – Current Class Notes



3 – Handouts to Keep All Year



4 – Graded Tests and Quizzes