Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Ancient Trade Routes

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New Jersey Standards

NJ.6.2.8. World History: Global Studies: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically and systematically about how past interactions of people, cultures, and the environment affect issues across time and cultures. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions as socially and ethically responsible world citizens in the 21st century.
Era: Early Civilizations and the Emergence of Pastoral Peoples (4000-1000 BCE)
6.2.8.A.2. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
Early Civilizations and the Emergence of Pastoral Peoples: Ancient River Valley Civilizations
6.2.8.A.2.a. Explain why different ancient river valley civilizations developed similar forms of government.
6.2.8.B.2. Geography, People, and the Environment
Early Civilizations and the Emergence of Pastoral Peoples: Ancient River Valley Civilizations
6.2.8.B.2.a. Determine the extent to which geography influenced settlement, the development of trade networks, technological innovations, and the sustainability of ancient river valley civilizations.
6.2.8.B.2.b. Compare and contrast physical and political maps of ancient river valley civilizations and their modern counterparts (i.e., Mesopotamia and Iraq; Ancient Egypt and Modern Egypt; Indus River Valley and Modern Pakistan/India; Ancient China and Modern China), and determine the geopolitical impact of these civilizations, then and now.
6.2.8.C.2. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Early Civilizations and the Emergence of Pastoral Peoples: Ancient River Valley Civilizations
6.2.8.C.2.a. Explain how technological advancements led to greater economic specialization, improved weaponry, trade, and the development of a class system in ancient river valley civilizations.
6.2.8.D.2. History, Culture, and Perspectives
Early Civilizations and the Emergence of Pastoral Peoples: Ancient River Valley Civilizations
6.2.8.D.2.c. Analyze the factors that led to the rise and fall of various ancient river valley civilizations and determine whether there was a common pattern of growth and decline.
6.2.8.D.2.d. Justify which of the major achievements of the ancient river valley civilizations represent the most enduring legacies.
Era: The Classical Civilizations of the Mediterranean World, India, and China (1000 BCE-600 CE)
6.2.8.B.3. Geography, People, and the Environment
The Classical Civilizations of the Mediterranean World, India, and China
6.2.8.B.3.a. Determine how geography and the availability of natural resources influenced the development of the political, economic, and cultural systems of each of the classical civilizations and provided motivation for expansion.
6.2.8.C.3. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
The Classical Civilizations of the Mediterranean World, India, and China
6.2.8.C.3.a. Analyze the impact of expanding land and sea trade routes through the Mediterranean Basin, India, and China.
6.2.8.C.3.b. Explain how the development of a uniform system of exchange facilitated trade in classical civilizations.
NJ.CC.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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