Humanities with Ms. Boyd
The 6th grade class attended the world premiere of the movie, Wonder last week. The class read and deeply studied the book last year in Language Arts and are currently reading the sequel right now.
In Humanities news, the 6th grade class has started their first IB Humanities unit! Our Statement of Inquiry focus is: Civilizations have developed at different times and locations bringing about change and innovation that often influence how we view them today. Over the past few weeks, we have been learning about 5 influential ancient civilizations (the Sumerians in Mesopotamia, the Ancient Egyptians, the Ancient Greeks, the Roman civilization, plus the Maya and Inca civilizations). For our first IB Summative Assessment Task, students will write a research paper highlighting, in their opinion, the three most important contributions, that three different ancient civilizations have made to our current civilization. If time allows, students may also create a historical sites/artifacts slideshow. Don’t forget, the world countries test is on Thursday, December 21.