Welcome back to school! I hope your summer was filled with new adventures and opportunities to relax with family and friends. I am looking forward to a year full of new learning adventures in 6th grade with you. We will be learning many new ideas and concepts as we explore planet Earth in all its incredible processes in the atmosphere, on and under land and water, and in space. We will learn about how old the Earth is, and how life began and became so richly diverse. We will explore ways to protect our fragile resources and become citizen scientists, tracking environmental changes in our area.
In Geography classes, we will study the 5 Themes of Geography and how they influence life in many regions of the world. We will build on knowledge gained during earlier years to make maps, globes, and posters that describe cultural and political changes around the world. We will study economic and trade issues between countries, and examine the roles of religion, language and population growth on civilizations.
I am looking forward to a wonderful year of learning with you!