Welcome to my class page! My name is Mr. Cuffey and I teach 6th grade social studies (US history up to 1865).  Most of the information for virtual teaching is found on my Canvas page. All updates on our class will be posted there. Here you can find basic information like the class syllabus, course curriculum, and educational resources. If you need to contact me my email is Cuffeyjl@Pwcs.edu.

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FIRST QUARTER (38)

SECOND QUARTER (43)

THIRD QUARTER (43)

FOURTH QUARTER (47)

SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 30

 

Code of Behavior

(If required by school, taught in context of Civics/Citizenship)

 

Introductory lesson to Historical Thinking for Assessment

 

Unit 1: Early North American Cultures

USI.3a Archaeological Discovery

USI.3b American Indian Settlements

USI.3c Environment and Resources

 

USI.2b-d Geography in the context of Early North American cultures

 

Unit 2: Exploration

(NAG 10, 11)

USI.4a European Exploration

USI.4b Cultural/Economic Interactions

USI.4c West African Societies

 

USI.2a-d Geography in the context of European exploration in North America and West Africa

 

 

Sept. 17 – Constitution Day

NOVEMBER 4 – JANUARY 22

 

Unit 3: Shaping Colonial America

USI.5a Events & Conditions Leading to Colonization

USI.5b Compare Life in 3 Colonial Regions

USI.5c Specialization and Interdependence

USI. 5d Social Perspectives of Colonists

 

USI.2b-d Geography in the context of its influences on life in Colonial America

 

Reporting Category Assessment: Pre-Columbian Times to 1770

 

 

Unit 4: American Revolution

USI.5e Political/Economic Relationships between Colonies and England

USI.6a Dissatisfaction Led to Revolution

USI.6b Political Ideas Shape Revolution

USI.6c Key Events & People in Revolution

USI.6d Reasons Colonies Defeated Great Britain

 

USI.2b-d Geography in context of the American Revolution

 

 

Nov. 11- Veterans’ Day

Nov. 25 - 27 - Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 21 - Jan 3 – Winter Break

Jan. 18- Dr. King’s Birthday Holiday

JANUARY 26– MARCH 26

 

Unit 5: New Nation

USI.7a Weaknesses of Articles of Confederation

USI.7b Development of the Constitution

USI.7c Accomplishments of the First 5 Presidents

 

USI.2b-d Geography in the context of its influences on the new American Nation

 

 

Reporting Category Assessment: Revolution to New Nation

 

 

Unit 6: Westward Expansion and Reform

USI.8a Territorial Expansion

USI.8b Geographic and Economic Influences on Western Settlement

USI.8c Impact on American Indians

USI.8d Impact of Inventions

USI.8d Abolitionist and Suffrage Movement

 

 

 

Feb. 15 – Presidents’ Day

Mar. 29- April 2 Spring Break

 

APRIL 6 – JUNE 11

 

Unit 7: Civil War

USI.9a Cultural, Economic, Constitutional Issues that Divided the Nation

USI.9b States’ Rights, Slavery, Sectionalism

USI.9c Secession

USI.9d Role of Key Individuals

USI.9e Critical Developments/Major Battles

USI.9f Multiple Perspectives

 

USI.2b-d Geography in the context of its influence on the Civil War

 

 

Reporting Category Assessment: Expansion, Reform, and Civil War

 

 

 

Performance Task Presentation, if necessary

 

 

 

 

May 31 Memorial Day Holiday