Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts - Louisiana State University (2001) Master of Arts in Teaching - Southeastern Louisiana University (2008)
Mrs. Charlette Chaney
Welcome to my 6th grade social studies class! This is my 16th year teaching and my 14th year at J. B. Martin Middle School. I am looking forward to teaching your child!
This year, I will incorporate Google Classroom with our district provided Chromebooks. Google Classroom is a tool that allows me to post announcements, class resources and reminders for students. It also allows for class assignments and submissions to be to posted and collected digitally.
To access Google Classroom please use the following link https://classroom.google.com/ and have your child log into their Google account. Once logged in, you can review class announcements, assignments and course information. You can also view Google Docs from the “Google Classroom” link on the left side of the menu.
Social Studies Vision:
To be productive members of society, students must be critical consumers of information they read, hear, and observe and communicate effectively about their ideas. They need to gain knowledge from a wide array of sources and examine and evaluate that information to develop and express an informed opinion, using information gained from the sources and their background knowledge. Students must also make connections between what they learn about the past and the present to understand how and why events happen and people act in certain ways.
To accomplish this, students must:
1. Use sources regularly to learn content.
2. Make connections among people, events, and ideas across time and place.
3. Express informed opinions using evidence from sources and outside knowledge.
.... create instructional opportunities that delve deeply into content and guide students in developing and supporting claims about social studies concepts.
In grade 6, students explore the factors that influence how civilizations develop as well as what contributes to their decline as they learn about early humans and the first permanent settlements, the ancient river valley civilizations, Greek and Roman civilizations, Asian and African civilizations, Medieval Europe, and the Renaissance. The key themes in grade 6 highlight the connections among the GLEs that students should make as they develop and express informed opinions about the grade 6 claims.