Steps for Social Studies Success

    • Review notes.  Make sure you can recall information without looking.  “Talk” through your notes with parents and “teach” them what we discussed in class.
    • Read chapter sections carefully.  Stop and think about what you just read.  Add information that catches your attention to your notes.
    • Complete workbook pages and reviews by looking back at the corresponding section in your textbook and finding the answer.  Be thorough!
    • Make note of anything Mrs. Breglio repeats often and what she tells you to be prepared for on a quiz or test.
    • Follow directions for completing projects.  Make sure you include everything and include it correctly.
    • Study vocabulary.
    • Study for tests and quizzes.

  • Paleolithic and Neolithic PeriodsProject


    Students will create a poster contrasting the Paleolithic and Neolithic time periods.


    The poster must include:


    A title

    Headings for each time period

    Categories for each time period

    Bullet-pointed information about each category for each time period

    Two Paleolithic pictures and two Neolithic pictures in color (can be printed or hand-drawn)


    Can be hand-written or typed


    Neatness, organization, spelling, and grammar will be considered in overall score

  • Ancient Sumer Travel Ad

    On a separate sheet of clean, white paper, create a real estate advertisement to encourage people to move to a Sumerian city-state. Include the following:


    *A clever title for your ad to catch the reader's eye. Be sure to include the words "Sumerian City-State."

    *At least three color illustrations representing the ideas that the Sumerians came up with to solve key problems.

    *A caption, written in complete sentences, for each picture that describes the solution and why it helped make the Sumerian city-state a desirable place to live.


    Final copy must be typed or written in blue or black ink.

    Neatness, grammar, and organization will also be considered.


  • Students will create a poster illustrating the seven features/characteristics of ancient civilizations.


    The poster must include:

    • Title (Features of Ancient Civilizations) on cover
    • The definition of civilization on cover
    • The names of each of the seven features of civilization-inside
    • A description of each feature-Explain what the characteristic is and give examples of how the Sumerians implemented it
    • A picture to represent each feature of civilization-in color
    • Correct spelling and grammar
    • Neat/organized presentation