• About Mr. Harker

    My name is John Harker, I teach sixth grade social studies here at Smithton! I grew up in Jefferson City and graduated from Jefferson City High School. I went to college at Truman State University, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Education in Social Studies Education. While at Truman, I also met my wife! I love history, teaching, learning, and reading. I update my Schoology page with all assignments and course updates. Please visit it when you can! If you wish to contact me, my email is jharker@cpsk12.org. 

     Mr. Harker at work in the media center


    In sixth grade social studies, students will be asked to . . .

    Analyze how and why Ancient peoples developed civilizations to interact with one another and their environment and how these civilizations changed over time.


    General Outline of the Year

      • Prehistory
      • Ancient Mesopotamia
      • World Religions (Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam)
      • Ancient Egypt
      • Ancient India
      • Ancient China