Grade 6 Month 5 The Wonder of European Geography
The history of Rome and the Middle Ages lends perfectly to the study of the continent of Europe. Learning about the variety of cultures and languages within such proximity brings a new wonder and appreciation for Europe.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Connection: Your child will explore a variety of texts in order to highlight aspects of a certain country.
Math: Concept: Linear relations can be identified and represented using expressions with variables and line graphs and can be used to form generalizations.
Connection: Your child will work with bar and line graphs to represent data regarding countries in Europe.
Concept: Properties of objects and shapes can be described, measured, and compared using volume, area, perimeter, and angles.
Connection: Your child will review the math learned in the geometry unit. They will skill build in this area.
You may want to change the countries that are focused on, based on your own personal connections and experiences. Daily Wonder covers Greece and Italy in other units in the curriculum, so these countries are not a focus in this unit.
When it comes to learning math, it is a continual process of learning and forgetting, remembering and forgetting. Although at first it may be a cause for frustration when you see that your child seems to forget all of the math they just practiced last month, it is in fact exactly how it should be. Just as a bone is actually strengthened from a break, the math mind and memory are strengthened through this process of remembering again and again. When you observe your child closely, you will notice that your child can come back to the place they left off, with the skill set they had, quicker and quicker each time. Your child was introduced to Geometry in Unit 3, and then it was purposely left to rest and be “forgotten” for one month. It is now time to bring these concepts back to your child through the daily math practice. Guide your child through the learning that took place in unit 3. Take a look at the unit 3 portfolio, and let your child’s memory be ignited again. From this review, look for math worksheets that focus on Grade 6 Geometry. They can work with radius, diameter, circumference. They can calculate area of various shapes. Review perimeter, area, volume. Within a few days, they should be comfortable working on review sheets independently or with some support.