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6th Grade Social Studies

6th Grade Social Studies

6th Grade

Social Studies

Course Description:

Students in grade six expand their understanding of history by studying the people and events that ushered in the dawn of the major Western and non-Western ancient civilizations. Geography is of special significance in the development of the human story. Continued emphasis is placed on the everyday lives, problems, and accomplishments of people, their role in developing social, economic, and political structures, as well as in establishing and spreading ideas that helped transform the world forever. Students develop higher levels of critical thinking by considering why civilizations developed where and when they did, why they became dominant, and why they declined. Students analyze the interactions among the various cultures, emphasizing their enduring contributions and the link, despite time, between the contemporary and ancient worlds.

Semester 1

From HMH G6 | Into Social Studies: World History
Module: World Geography
Module: Climate and the Environment
Module: World’s Early People
Module: Mesopotamia
Module: Ancient Egypt
Module: Archeology
Module: Language
Module: Ancient India
Module: Indian Empires

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Module: Ancient China
Module: China’s Empires
Module: Ancient Hebrews
Module: Ancient Persia
Module: Early Greeks
Module: Greece’s Golden Age
Module: Early Romans
Module: Roman Empire

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