6th Grade Social Studies Syllabus

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1 6th Grade Social Studies Syllabus This syllabus is a guide for the topics and standards that we will discuss each month of the year. Under each month you will see an I can statement that the students will be able to make after mastering concepts throughout the month. The number and letter label associated with each statement are the state standards that are being met. You will see some topics repeated occasionally to maintain retention. You will also see that we focus on fewer or more topics during certain months depending on the needs of students and the particular concept s level of difficulty. Additional/Yearly Standards will indicate that we will be reinforcing previously learned standards or those that can be integrated with other concepts. August: [ G6.1SS.C1.PO2] I can interpret a graph, table, or chart that displays historical data. [ G6.2SS.C9.PO2] I can use resources to identify the connection between current and historical events. [ G6.4SS.C1.PO5] I can read thematic maps, graphs, charts, and databases that represent different world regions. [ G6.1SS.C1.PO5] I can describe the difference between a primary and secondary source. [ G6.1SS.C1.PO8] I can describe how archeological research adds to our understanding of the past. [ G6.5SS.C1.PO1] I can identify how limited resources and unlimited human wants cause people to choose some things and give up others. [ G6.5SS.C1.PO2] I can determine how scarcity, opportunity costs, and trade-offs influence decision-making. [ G6.1SS.C2.PO2] I can describe how hunting and gathering societies change as a result of farming. (Mesopotamia) [ G6.SS.AD.O2] Additional Standards [ 6.RH.05] I can describe how a text presents information. development of: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India. (Mesopotamia) the Middle East. (Sumeria/Mesopotamia) South America on later civilizations. (Mesopotamia) (Mesopotamia) [ G6.4SS.C4.PO4] I can identify how the economic growth of civilizations were influenced by river and coastal locations. [ 6.RH.05] I can describe how a text presents information.

2 September: development of: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India. (Mesopotamia) the Middle East. (Sumeria/Mesopotamia) South America on later civilizations. (Mesopotamia) (Mesopotamia) [ G6.4SS.C4.PO4] I can identify how the economic growth of civilizations were influenced by river and coastal locations. [ 6.RH.06] I can explain how the author uses a variety of techniques to persuade an audience. development of: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India. the Middle East. South America on later civilizations. [ G6.4SS.C4.PO4] I can identify how the economic growth of civilizations were influenced by river and coastal locations. [ 6.RH.06] I can explain how the author uses a variety of techniques to persuade an audience. development of: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India. the Middle East. South America on later civilizations. development of: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India.

3 the Middle East. South America on later civilizations. October: [ G6.2SS.C3.PO1] I can describe the characteristics of the five major religions development of: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India. the Middle East. South America on later civilizations. [ 6.RH.02] I can determine the main idea of a primary or secondary source and provide an unbiased, accurate summary. development of: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India. the Middle East. South America on later civilizations. November: SS development of: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India. the Middle East.

4 South America on later civilizations. [ G6.2SS.C2.PO4] I can compare the forms of government of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China. (India) development of: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India. (India) (India) December: [ G6.SS.AD.O6] Additional Standards [ 6.RH.01] I can use text evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. January: [ G6.SS.AD.O7] Additional Standards February: [ G6.2SS.C3.PO4] I can describe the Catholic church's role in the Crusades, Inquisition, education, government and the spread of Christianity.

5 [ G6.2SS.C3.PO7] I can describe how trade routes led to the exchange of ideas between Europe, [ G6.2SS.C3.PO4] I can describe the Catholic church's role in the Crusades, Inquisition, education, government and the spread of Christianity. [ G6.2SS.C3.PO7] I can describe how trade routes led to the exchange of ideas between Europe, [ G6.SS.AD.O8] Additional Standards [ G6.2SS.C3.PO7] I can describe how trade routes led to the exchange of ideas between Europe, [ 6.RH.09] I can analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic. [ G6.2SS.C3.PO7] I can describe how trade routes led to the exchange of ideas between Europe, [ 6.RH.09] I can analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic. the Middle East. (Middle East) [ G6.2SS.C3.PO2] I can describe the Islamic influences, mining of gold and salt, and centers of the commerce on the development of the Medieval kingdoms of Africa. [ G6.2SS.C3.PO3] I can describe the Muslim religion and the extensive trade and banking of the Arab Empire. I can describe the interest in science and the Arab Empire's role in the translation and preservation of Greek and Roman literature. March: [ G6.2SS.C4.PO1] I can describe how the rebirth of Greek and Roman ideas in Europe led to new ideas in arts and sciences which brought forth the Renaissance. [ G6.2SS.C4.PO2] I can describe the contributions and accomplishments of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Gutenberg, and Martin Luther during the Renaissance and Reformation. [ G6.SS.AD.O9] Additional Standards [ G6.2SS.C4.PO1] I can describe how the rebirth of Greek and Roman ideas in Europe led to new ideas in arts and sciences which brought forth the Renaissance. [ G6.2SS.C4.PO2] I can describe the contributions and accomplishments of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Gutenberg, and Martin Luther during the Renaissance and Reformation. [ G6.2SS.C4.PO1] I can describe how the rebirth of Greek and Roman ideas in Europe led to new ideas in arts and sciences which brought forth the Renaissance. [ G6.2SS.C4.PO2] I can describe the contributions and accomplishments of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Gutenberg, and Martin Luther during the Renaissance and Reformation.

6 [ G6.1SS.C2.PO5] I can describe the location, culture and achievements of the Myan, Aztec, and Inca civilization. [ G6.SS.AD.10] Additional Standards April: [ G6.1SS.C2.PO5] I can describe the location, culture and achievements of the Myan, Aztec, and Inca civilization. [ G6.1SS.C2.PO5] I can describe the location, culture and achievements of the Myan, Aztec, and Inca civilization. [ G6.1SS.C2.PO5] I can describe the location, culture and achievements of the Myan, Aztec, and Inca civilization. May: [ G6.3SS.C5.PO1] I can describe the structure of a theocracy, dictatorship, republic, monarchy, democracy, and an anarchy. [ G6.SS.AD.11] Additional Standards [ G6.3SS.C5.PO1] I can describe the structure of a theocracy, dictatorship, republic, monarchy, democracy, and an anarchy.

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