Social Studies Study Guide & Notebook Check Information

Unit 3 Study Guide

Use your NBC papers to study from.  Remember you learn more if you force your brain to recall /retriever information than you do by rereading information.

Study Vocabulary

  • NBC #’s 1 & 9
  • Remember to use target vocabulary when you write out answers to questions

Map of China


  • Focus on the contributions of the Qin, Han and Ming dynasties

Be able to explain the following:

  • Accomplishments of the Qin dynasty
  • Filial Piety
  • Supply and demand
  • The importance of the Silk Road
  • The role of women in ancient China
  • Confucianism and how  it  influenced Chinese culture
  • How Communism affects Chinese citizens


Notebook Check Quiz List

  1. Unit 3 Vocabulary Handout
  2. The Five Themes of Geography: China
  3. Ch. 5, Section 1, Notes p. 122 – 128
  4. Ch. 5, Section 1 Review, p 128 # 1 – 4
  5. “The Four Dragons: Folk Story
  6. “Dead Pigs Float in China’s River”
  7. “The Yellow River DBQ”
  8. Geography of China Quiz
  9. Vocabulary for History, Culture and Current Events
  10. Chinese Journalists Handout
  11. China’s Dynasties Handout
  12. Ch. 5, Section 2 Notes, p. 129 – 133
  13. Ch. 5, Section 2 Review. P. 133, # 1 – 4
  14. Filial Piety handout
  15. Between Taoism and Confucianism Handout
  16. Ch. 5, Section 4 Notes, 140 – 145
  17. Ch. 5, Section 4 Review. P. 145 # 1 – 4
  18. Notes on Communism and Industrialization
  19. Map of China

*Field Trip Information* Medieval Times


The sixth grade is planning a field trip to Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, on May 21, 2015.  Students will be viewing a jousting tournament that details and customs and daily life of people during this time while enjoying a meal typical of that era.  There is a gift shop on the premises and if time permits students will be allowed to make purchases.

The cost of the field trip is $100. We will be collecting this money in two installments of $50 each, to be made by February 16 and April 6th.  Please fill out the permission slip and return it with the first installment.  Checks are to be made out to GMS-SAF.  Cash will also be accepted.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Smietana.

Click on the following link for a copy of the field trip information and permission slip that was given to all students this week. Medieval Times Field Trip Permission Slip



Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January, 19, 2015.  This Friday, students on the Burgundy Team will learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s life in Social Studies classes.  Mrs. Smietana will show each class videos and discuss parts of Dr. King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.