DeSoto Caverns
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Sixth grade

Our purpose is to create an intentional learning experience. To ensure that each student in every grade experiences educational enrichment that corresponds to their classroom learning we have created videos, downloadable handouts, quizzes, and more that corresponds to classroom learning.

Science

Social Studies

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Sixth grade Science Content Standards

Grade 6 students are energetic and curious. They are maturing at a rapid rate and are in a transitional stage characterized by physical, social, and cognitive changes. The sixth-grade classroom environment addresses these changes by providing a balance between elementary and middle school practices. While these changes lead students toward emotional and academic independence, sixth graders continue to need guidance. They also need an environment that both supports and challenges them as they become more responsible learners.


Earth's Systems


6.5

“Use evidence to explain how different geologic processes shape Earth’s history over widely varying scales of space and time (e.g., chemical and physical erosion; tectonic plate processes; volcanic eruptions; meteor impacts; regional geographical features, including Alabama fault lines, Rickwood Caverns, and Wetumpka Impact Crater). ”

Supporting Curriculum

Geological processes can shape Earth’s history dramatically. For instance, volcanos have wiped out civilizations and caused mass movements. Meteor impacts have changed the appearance of the earth’s surface and erosion causes a change in the appearance of today’s earth surface that is very different from what individuals even thousands of years ago would have seen! In the following video, we are going to share how fault lines have affected DeSoto Caverns. But in the quiz, we are going to cover all of the above possible geological processes. 

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Quiz

Wasn’t that fun?! Here’s a quiz to take to see how much you have learned!


6.6

“Provide evidence from data of the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to explain past plate motions. ”

Supporting Curriculum

How can we evaluate from evidence that there have been changes in the distribution of fossils? For instance, shark teeth have been found in Caverns around the world that are not located near the ocean. This evidence points to the fact that the ocean use to cover areas it currently doesn’t. Also, sometimes fossils are found in different layers of the earth than expected. This can point to plate motions and even erosion displacing things. 

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Quiz

Wasn’t that fun?! Here’s a quiz to take to see how much you have learned!
 

6.1.b

“Identify cultural and economic developments in the United States from 1900 through the 1930s. Identifying contributions of turn-of-the-century inventors.

Examples: George Washington Carver, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Alva Edison, Wilbur and Orville Wright ”

Supporting Curriculum

How did you get to school today? Did you take a bus? Did someone drive you? Inventions such as the Model T car were large parts of the early 1900s inventions! We are going to look back on some of the influential inventors of the early 1900s and how they have affected today.

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Quiz

Wasn’t that fun?! Here’s a quiz to take to see how much you have learned!


6.1.c

“Describing the emergence of the modern woman during the early 1900s Examples: Amelia Earhart, Zelda Fitzgerald, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Washington, suffragettes, suffragists, flappers.”

Supporting Curriculum

The 1900s were a very important time for developing the modern woman. Do you know some of the influential women that made a difference for who we are today! Today we are going to share with you more about Ida Mathis and her national influence. In our quiz, we are going to see what you know about other influential women from her day.
 

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Quiz

Wasn’t that fun?! Here’s a quiz to take to see how much you have learned!