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Welcome to 6th Grade Social Studies with Mrs. Bishop

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6.20 Identify the following on a map:

  • Dead Sea
  • Jerusalem
  • Jordan River
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Red Sea
  • Sinai Peninsula
  • 6.21 Early development of Ancient Israelites
  • Describe the origins of the Israelites.
  • Explain the reasons for their movement from Mesopotamia to Canaan.
  • Understand that Canaan is later called Israel.
  • Explain the reasons for their movement from Canaan to Egypt.
  • Explain the reasons for their movement from Egypt back to Canaan.


6.22 Judaism

  • Identify Abraham as the founder of Judaism.
  • Explain the significance of Moses.
  • Identify the Tanakh as the Hebrew Bible – sacred text.
  • Define monotheism.
  • Explain the Ten Commandments.
  • Explain the emphasis on individual worth and personal responsibility.
    • We left off here....
    • When we return, we'll review, then start here!


6.23 Kings of Israel

  • Memorize the order of the first three kings (Saul, David, Solomon).
  • Identify the significance of Saul – first King of Israel.
  • Identify the significance of David – founded Jerusalem as the capital.
  • Identify the significance of Solomon – built the first temple.


6.24 Israel after Solomon

  • Summarize the splitting up of the kingdom of Israel.
  • Summarize Babylonian captivity.
  • Summarize the return of the Jews to their homeland under the Persian Empire.
I miss you all and can't wait to see all of your smiling faces soon! Be safe and take care of yourselves!
Until then... stay sharp by completing these review lessons:
April 6th - April 10th
Can you locate these places?
  • Dead Sea 
  • Jerusalem
  • Jordan River
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Red Sea
  • Sinai Peninsula
Watch this Powerpoint on Israelites: "The Beginning" for a quick review!
Click on this Powerpoint to refresh those map skills!
To find our last assignment on Israel, go to your Smartbook. Access thru Clever-Trivist-Click on wrench icon, launch book. Then click here:

Con't The Israelites

Start Date : 4/3/2020
Due Date : 4/30/2020
Description :

Complete this assignment for extra credit!