Grade 6 Month 6 The Wonder of The Fall of Rome
Reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire will be explored. This block encompasses the spread of Christianity.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Connection: Through stories and biographies of people in Ancient Rome, your child is learning about the strengths, challenges and misguided ideas of these characters, and how this affected them and their goals. This can speak deeply to the developing character of your child.
Social Studies: Concept: Media sources can both positively and negatively affect our understanding of important events and issues.
Connection: Through a written activity, your child will create two different newspaper articles. This will explore the way that we can be biased in presenting information.
Concept: Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms.
Connection: The study of Ancient Rome highlights challenges in the way that humans were treated based on status, religious views and wealth.
Math: Concept: Mixed numbers and decimal numbers represent quantities that can be decomposed into parts and wholes.
Connection: Your child will review fraction, decimal and percent problems throughout this unit.
Concept: Computational fluency and flexibility with numbers extend to operations with whole numbers and decimals.
Connection: Your child will review their previous lessons on percent and build skills while practicing conversions from fraction or decimal to percent.