Welcome to Mrs. Butts 6th Grade Social Studies

My email information: jbutts@gatesvilleisd.org
Dear Parents,
If you would like to see what is in Google Classroom for your student, please send me your email address. I would love to send you an invite. Thank you for being supportive during this time! If you have any questions, please text me through Remind or you can email me. I will get back to you as soon as possible . My office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 10:00 am. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! 


Global Studies Weekly

Today's assignment is to sign in to Global Studies Weekly and locate Week 19 and find your way through the articles, questions, videos, changing your reading level(if needed), having someone read to you (if needed), connecting with the crossword puzzle and other games and of course the test!!!
In your search bar type in: Global Studies Weekly (Weekly Studies)
Username: first name.last name
Password: last name.first name
If that doesn't work...Some of your names have a number one added (probably because your name has already been used)...it will look like this...
Username: first name.last name.1
Password: last name.first name
I am going to post a few other things about "Getting Started with Global Studies Weekly." Hopefully it will make it a little fun for you! 
I hope you have a GREAT weekend! Until then...take a deep breath...everything is going to be OK! 
Mrs. Butts
P.S CHECK IT OUT:  There might be a video posted in Google Classroom later this afternoon. I am learning how to Screencastify! YES!!! 

Friday March 20, 2020 Bell Ringer - Fun Fact

GOOD MORNING...I said...GOOD MORNING! I didn't hear you!!! I know...funny! hehe TGIF  We made it through the first week! It hasn't been that bad. Right?
OK before I present the bell ringer for Friday, I just want everyone to know I will be POSTING all activities/assignments in GOOGLE CLASSROOM again starting on Monday (3/23). Like I said before, please be patient with me as I work through this process. 
St. John's Night Festival June 23
In Poland, people celebrate the longest day of the year - also known at the summer solstice - with rituals including bonfires, floating flower wreaths down a stream, and releasing thousands of paper lanterns into the night sky.
Question: Do we celebrate the summer solstice in the United States? Could we celebrate St. John's Night in the United States? Of course we could. This is known as diffusion. Diffusion is the spread of knowledge, ideas, religion, language, dress, food, celebrations from one region to another. What type of activities could we do to celebrate the longest day of the year?  

Middle East Critical Thinking Map

Here is the map of SW Asia.
You can print the map if you have access to printing or create your own sketch map and then label the map.
Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!! Have a great day! REMEMBER.. It takes heart to be a champion!
Mrs. Butts

Middle East Map Critical Thinking Activity

Today you will begin map work of SW Asia. It's presented to you a little different. Instead of labeling a map just from looking at other resources you are going to identify landforms and urban centers using absolute and relative location. 
Absolute Location - identifying places on the earth using longitude and latitude.
 EX. 42 N 60 E
Relative Location - identifying places on the earth using other locations or landmarks.
Ex. HEB is located down Hwy 84 across the street from Verizon. 
You learned these skills the 2nd week of school so you will need to BRUSH up on your longitude and latitude skills!!! (FAST!)
You need to print the map and the questions document if you have access to printing. If not, you can create a sketch map of SW Asia (believe it or not this is one of your TEKS) to be able to create sketch maps. 

Bell Ringer Document

Here is the bell ringer document you can print to write your reflections from the bell ringer questions.
If you do not have access to printing, write your answers on your own sheet of notebook paper. Write the day and date and then your reflection.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
Make sure you are writing your reflections in complete sentences!

Thursday March 19, 2020 Bell Ringer - Fun Fact

NOTE: NEXT POST IS GOING TO BE THE BELL RINGER PAGE YOU CAN PRINT TO HELP KEEP YOUR THOUGHTS ORGANIZED FOR THE BELL RINGER REFLECTIONS. (if you do not have access to printing, you can write your answers on your own sheet of notebook paper.)
Easter Day - April 12
A Christian holiday that honors the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is celebrated by giving baskets filled with gifts, decorated eggs, or candy to children.
Question: What does Easter mean to you? Do you celebrate Easter? If you do, how and if you don't what holiday is similar to a holiday you celebrate receiving candy? 

ABC's of Culture

Today you will complete the ABC's of Culture. Think of as many words you can that begin with the letter A, B, C, and so on. There is only 1 correct answer. (There is a letter for each blank...do not skip blanks). 
Let me help you get started! 
A _ _ visual forms typical of the culture.
"A" words could be agriculture and architecture. (which are very important elements of culture.) But the only word that fits is ART.
As you get to the end of the alphabet, it gets pretty tricky so I am going to help you with those as well.
W ays of Life (don't skip lines)
X Marks the Spot
Z tuff (I know...I know...goofy!!!)
Tomorrow I will have the answers for you!!! Remember: Reach for the Stars...Don't let anything get in your way!!! 
See you tomorrow!
Mrs. Butts

Wednesday March 18, 2020 Bell Ringer - Fun Fact

Holi Festival - March 9
This festival in India celebrates spring and marks the triumph of good over evil. People cover one another with powdered paint, called gulal, and douse one another with buckets of colored water.
Question: Have you ever been doused in powered paint? If so, what were you doing? What activities do we have locally similar to this activity.

Saint Patrick's Day History PDF File

Today you will read about the History of St. Patrick's Day. This is a very important celebration around the world, especially in Ireland and the United States. After you read the passage you have several activities to complete... open-ended questions, math word find, and a crossword puzzle.Towards the end of the packet, there is a key to check your answers. NO PEAKING!!! Do the work before you check your answers!  I hope you enjoy the activities and learning about why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. See you tomorrow...It's a great day to be a Gatesville Hornet!
Mrs. Butts

Tuesday March 17, 2020 Bell Ringer Fun Fact

Question: Why in the world do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17? Who is Saint Patrick? Where did he come from? Why do we celebrate with the color green? What do snakes have to do with St. Patrick's Day? How did the celebration get to the United States?
Today's activity you will read the History of St. Patrick's Day to find out the answers to these questions. If you can't find the answers...keep reading!

See You Tomorrow!!!

I will be posting another bell ringer (fun fact) about culture (celebrations). You will work and learn the ABC's of Culture. Until then...Strive to always be your very best!!!
Mrs. Butts

Culture: Tapestry of Life

As you watch the video, think about the quote at the beginning of the video..."Travel the world and learn that what we have in common is far greater than how we differ." In 5-7 sentences, explain what you think this quote means? Remember to write in complete sentences.