Grade Six Social Studies is focused on World Regions specifically looking at Latin America’s Cultural Legacy, Latin American Today, The Environment of Canada, Australia and the Modern Middle East. Students will be challenged to make connections between the past and the modern-day, and potential impact on their own lives. A large portion of the year will also be dedicated to National History Day. Students choose topics based on the yearly theme and their own interests, research their topic thoroughly and create unique end-products to share their learning. Select students may even have the opportunity to showcase their projects at the South Asia regional competition. This course is aligned with a modified version of the Georgia State Standards of Excellence for Social Studies.