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From the Michigan Content Expectations:

Sixth grade students will review the tools and mental constructs used by historians and geographers. They

will develop an understanding of the  global world and will study contemporary geography of the Eastern Hemisphere. Contemporary civics/government and economics content is integrated throughout the year. As a capstone, the students will conduct investigations about past and present global issues. Using significant content know ledge, research, and inquiry, they will analyze the issue and propose a plan for the future. As part of the inquiry, they compose civic, persuasive essays using reasoned argument.



Overview of the MI Open Book Project World Geography Text

With a shift towards World Geography in the 6th grade and different patterns that could be traversed even with a newer/clearer direction, the World Geography team wanted to take the best approaches employed by different organizations and provide something unique but familiar, an additional resource useful whether you're teaching through the five themes of geography, focusing on spatial thinking, or still looking at regions.


**The Sixth Grade book will include a digital student journal that tracks their understanding of the continuous inquiry question:  How are we, as members of a global society connected?**


Chapter 1 - Studying Geography


Chapter 2 - North America


Chapter 3 - Latin America


Chapter 4 - North Africa and the Middle East


Chapter 5 - Place in Sub Saharan Africa


Chapter 6 - South Asia


Chapter 7 - Europe and Russia


Chapter 8 - Oceania, Australia, and Antarctica


Chapter 9 - Themes in Action - East and South East Asia







Materials developed under a grant from the Michigan Department of Education

Contact the Project Manager:  david.johnson@wmisd.org

These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.