A two-sided worksheet is assigned for each section in the textbook. The worksheets include a variety of exercises with a strong emphasis on map work. There is one quiz per chapter and one test per unit, with a total of twenty-three quizzes and ten tests. It is expected that the teacher or parent will do oral review of the key concepts with the students on a regular basis to prepare them for the quizzes and tests. Unit review sheets, which can be used to help the student prepare for the test, are included in the quiz and test pack.
How to Teach the Course
Social Studies 600 is based on Neighbors in Latin America, a beautifully illustrated full-color textbook. Units 1-4 cover the early history, geography, and climate of Latin America as a whole. Units 5-10 divide Latin America into regions and give specific information about the major countries in each region.
A limited number of activities appear in the textbook, designed to review only the highlights. For student work activities, choose either the workbook study or the LightUnit study for better coverage of the material. Either option is a full-year course.
The LightUnit study is self-directed with exercises, quizzes, review, self checks, and tests. The ten LightUnits match the ten units of the textbook. Two quizzes and a LightUnit test are included in each LightUnit. Answer keys are required.
The Worksheet study includes reviews, tests, and quizzes and requires more teacher involvement.The two-workbook option provides one worksheet per lesson and will require more teacher input. This option includes a pack of quizzes, reviews, and tests for each student. Answer keys are required.