Social Studies _ Mr. Forfar
who cannot learn from history
are doomed to repeat it."
SOCIAL STUDIES PROJECTS and CLASS LEARNING
|Geography||India||China 4 Emperors||Greece Assembly|
|Key Terms||India Buddhism||Greece Odysseus|
|Early Civilizations||India Mapping||China Dynasty||Greece Myths|
|Mesopotamia||China iSearch Project||China Philosophy/Bones||Hebrews|
|Egypt Sarcophagus Project||China BIPQ||IResearch Greece Project||Rome Mapping|
|Egypt Cinquain||China References||Rome Webquest|
Students will be covering about 5 million years of human history
in less than one year! We will investigate our past through the roles
of archaeologists, anthropologists, artists, and historians.
We will also use reading and writing to question and discover
global issues that affect our lives through the study of other cultures
and their perspectives. Furthermore, students will investigate
their own family's ancestry and
In the fall, we will be investigating the beginnings of
civilization and then move on to society developed in Mesopotamia,
Egypt, and India. After the winter break, we will
learn about China, Greece, and the ancient Hebrews. Finally we will examine life in ancient Rome.
I have been fortunate to spend part of my life living in or
traveling through most of the regions mentioned above. I will bring
artifacts from my travels to further enable student understanding about life among other cultures.
"A people without history is like wind on the
Native American Sioux proverb
"History is a series of arguments to be debated, not a body of data to be recorded or a set of facts to be memorized...Who controls history, and how it's written, controls the past, and who controls the the past controls the present."- Robin Winks & Susan Mattern-Parkes, The Ancient Mediterranean World
National tests have shown that independent reading at home is a key ingredient for improving a student's language skills!
|Four Varnas by Jenny 2010|
International Studies Learning Center: Phone 323.568.3115
Mr. Forfar's informational website
for students, parents, and teachers.