TN.6.1. Culture: Culture encompasses similarities and differences among people including their beliefs, knowledge, changes, values, and traditions. Students will explore these elements of society to develop an appreciation and respect for the variety of human cultures.
6.1.spi. Performance Indicators State:
6.1.spi.8. Recognize how migration and cultural diffusion influenced the character of world societies (i.e., spread of religions, empire building, exploration, languages).
TN.6.2. Economics: Globalization of the economy, the explosion of population growth, technological changes and international competition compel students to understand, both personally and globally, production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Students will examine and analyze economic concepts such as basic needs versus wants, using versus saving money, and policy making versus decision making.
6.2.spi. Performance Indicators State:
6.2.spi.2. Identify major trade routes (i.e., silk roads, Persian trade routes, African trade routes, Mediterranean trade routes, ocean routes).
TN.6.3. Geography: Geography enables the students to see, understand and appreciate the web of relationships among people, places, and environments. Students will use the knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts within the six essential elements of geography: world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society, and the uses of geography.
6.3.spi. Performance Indicators State:
6.3.spi.3. Identify the location of early civilizations on a map (i.e. Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Ancient Chinese, Indian.).
TN.6.5. History: History involves people, events, and issues. Students will evaluate evidence to develop comparative and causal analyses, and to interpret primary sources. They will construct sound historical arguments and perspectives on which informed decisions in contemporary life can be based.
6.5.05. World History Standards Era 2: Early Civilizations and the Emergence of Pastoral Peoples (4000-1000 BCE): Understand the place of historical events in the context of past, present and future.
6.5.05.a. Compare and contrast how the economic, political, cultural, and environmental factors among the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Indus River Valley, China, and Mesopotamia shaped their histories.
6.5.10. World History Standards Era 3: Classical Traditions, Major Religions, and Giant Empires (1000 BCE-300 AD): Understand the rise and decline of ancient civilizations.
6.5.10.c. Describe how the rise and decline of military power, state bureaucracy, legal codes, belief systems, written languages, and communications and trade networks affected societies.
6.5.16. World History Standards Era 5: The Emergence of Europe (1200-1500AD): Understand the place of historical events in the context of past, present and future.
6.5.16.c. Identify features of trade routes in Asia, Europe, and Africa.
6.5.17. World History Standards Era 5: The Emergence of Europe (1200-1500AD): Identify how to use historical information acquired from a variety of sources.
6.5.17.c. Rate the importance of foreign sources in recording the history in areas of Mongol domination as in the travels of Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta.
6.5.spi. Performance Indicators State:
6.5.spi.11. Identify characteristics including economy, social relations, religion, and political authority of various societies (i.e., Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek City-States, Roman Empire, Indian, Medieval).