Grade 6 Course Overview
Grade 6 and 7 are part of a two year course in world regional studies. Using geography as the lens, students in grade six spend their year exploring the relationship between culture and geography in several regions of the world both in the past and in the present. As they consider what makes a cultural landscape, students examine several examples cultural hearths (both ancient and modern) around the world. Simply put, cultural hearths are places in the world where innovation occurred and diffused elsewhere. Our year long inquiry will help us answer the following essential questions:
- What makes a cultural hearth?
- Are there cultural hearths today?
- What is the effect of globalization on culture?
Parent Curriculum Guide