PLEASE EMBED INTERACTIVE RESOURCES UNDER THE MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES THEMES BELOW. MAKE EACH ONE INTO A NEW WIKI PAGE.

THEME 1
THEME 2
THEME 3
THEME 4.....

CHINA

5 Themes of Geography (7th grade)

Africa: These links may be of help to those who would like information related to the study of Africa, more specifically the crisis in the Sudan/Darfur region.
Darfur
Wikipedia Article : explains the background of the game Darfur is Dying
Darfur is Dying Game : can be played in a browser window
Lesson Plan from National Geographic for teaching about Darfur
Crisis in Darfur Video : mini-lesson with a short video
Darfur in the Classroom : huge repository of lesson plans, 1 page summary sheets of the crisis, online games and much more.



ALSO, PLEASE VISIT THE DISCUSSION TAB ABOVE (and the links below) FOR RESOURCES THAT NEED PLACEMENT.



Maps.com. Addictive map games and quizzes and geo tournaments, from the U.S.A. to Africa to Asia and Latin America at this interactive map skills site.
http://www.maps.com/FunFacts.aspx?nav=FF#

COUNTRY INFORMATION
For information on the country you're researching, please start with the following links:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
http://www.countryreports.org/
http://www.infoplease.com/countries.html
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

Sixth grade social studies curricula frequently are comprised of surveys of various ancient cultures -- including Ancient Egypt...

Video courtesy of TeacherTube: http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=5e81cb99c1fe7acff4a0

Another topic in 6th grade curricula ...Ancient Rome.

Here is a popular website for many ancient Rome topics.
http://www.rome.mrdonn.org/
Oh, and did you know there were female gladiators. Here a "book trailer" for a YA book Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines. Worth a chuckle...obviously friends of the author. It doesn't really make me want to read the book.