Welcome to 6th Grade Social Studies!  My name is Mr. Jenkins and I am excited to be here at Lake Ridge Middle School.  I am a member of the Troops to Teachers program and recently completed my Masters of Science in Education at Old Dominion University.  In my previous career I was a helicopter instructor pilot in the United States Army and i
t was there that I gained a passion for teaching and helping others to achieve their goals.  I have also had the opportunity to travel extensively and live in other countries, which has helped me grow as a person and learn more about the world around us. I look forward to sharing the passion that I have for learning with each and every one of you. It will be a fantastic year as we all learn and grow together.

The best way to contact me is by email jenkincr@pwcs.edu
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Class information, Unit folders, Socials Studies Pacing Guide and Home Learning Resources activities can be viewed by going to my class Schoology page at       https://lrms.schoology.com.   
  
Below are the academic/content areas that have been covered since the beginning of the year.  You can also find this information in Schoology along with review materials and activities in folders labeled for each unit that has been covered this year.


Quarter 1 

Unit 1 - Geography  - Areas covered were Continents and Oceans, Major Bodies of Water in North America and Geographic Features.

Unit 2 – Native Americans – Areas covered were Archaeology and early humans in North America, Human-Capital-Natural Resources and Native Americans.

 Quarter 2

Unit 3 – Early Explorers – Areas covered were African Empires-Portugal, Motivations-Obstacles-Accomplishments, Early Explorers (Spain, France, England) and Cultural and Economic interactions.

Unit 4 – 13 Colonies – Areas covered were First 6 Settlements, the New England-Mid Atlantic-Southern Colonies and the People of the Colonies.

 Quarter 3

Unit 5 – American Revolution – Areas covered were Colonial Dissatisfaction, Declaration of Independence, Key People and Events of the Revolution and Why the Colonists defeated Great Britain.

Unit 6- A New Nation – This Unit started on 12 March and the only area covered was The Articles of Confederation prior to school closing on 14 March 2020.

 Units and Academic / Content Areas not completed due to school closure. 

Unit 6- A New Nation – Areas not covered were Development of the Constitution, Accomplishments of the First 5 Presidents.

Quarter 4

Unit 7- Westward Expansion and Reform – Areas not covered were Territorial Expansion, Impact on American Indians, Abolitionist and Suffrage Movement.

Unit 8- A New Nation – Areas not covered were Issues that Divided the Nation, States Rights, Slavery, Sectionalism, Secession, Roles of Key Individuals, Critical Developments and Major Battles, Multiple Perspectives of the Civil War.


More detailed academic information can be found here:  PWCS Social Studies Pacing Guide 2019-2020