• Students in 6th grade Minnesota Studies will learn the development and history of Minnesota through the multiple perspectives of its people.  Students will study the concepts of civics, economics, geography, and history and how each of these concepts together work to influence our lives in Minnesota today. 
  • Trimester 1
    Unit 1:  Geography and Minnesota's Past-Chapters 1 & 2
    Unit 2:  Dakota and Ojibwe-Chapters 3 & 4
    Unit 3:Fur Trade and Land Changes Hands-Chapters 5 & 6 
    The key vocabulary for this trimester:
    primary and secondary sources     TODALS(title, orientation, date, author, legend, scale)     artifact     perspective      oral history     Dakota Ojibwe     sovereign     migration     alliance     fur trader     voyageur   resources     Westward Expansion     treaty     reservation      annuity assimilation 
  • In trimester 2 we will be covering unit 4- The Land Changes Hands( chapter 6 & 7), unit 5-Civil War Times(chapter 8 & 9),
    unit 6-Minnesota Grows (chapter 10 & 11).  The students will have several formatives and summative assessments to check for understanding. 
    Trimester 2 vocabulary-
    westward expansion     treaty     ratify     territory     annuity     assimilation     governor     immigrant     constitution     federalism     reservation     slavery   abolitionist     internment camp     secede     Emancipation Proclamation     exile     Union     Confederacy    
    civil war      amendment     subsistence farming     diversified farming     regulate     Homestead Act     market     industrialization    
    iron ore     invest     industry     economy    
  • Trimester 3 Minnesota Studies-Units 7-10-Chapters 12-20. 
    Unit 7-Minnesota Changes
    Students will be able to:
    *define citizenship and how people become citizens by birth  or naturalization
    *define what a monthly income is and how to become a financially responsible citizen by creating a budget to live within their means
    *explain why federal and state government regulate economic activity to promote public well-being
    Unit 8- Boom, Bust, and Conflicts
    Students will be able to:
    *describe how Minnesota's culture changed during WWI
    *describe how Minnesota's culture changed during the 1920's
    *describe the Great Depression and the New Deal and its impact on Minnesota