Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Archaeology

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Maryland Standards

MD.1.0. Political Science: Students will understand the historical development and current status of the fundamental concepts and processes of authority, power, and influence, with particular emphasis on the democratic skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible citizens.
1.A. The foundations and function of government
1.A.1. Examine the necessity and purpose of government in early world history
1.A.1.a. Identify and compare forms of government and various distributions of power, such as those found in ancient civilizations, dynastic China, absolute and Constitutional monarchies
1.C. Protecting rights and maintaining order
1.C.2. Evaluate how ancient governments around the world protected or failed to protect the rights of individuals and groups
1.C.2.b. Compare power and authority of rulers in Ancient Egypt, India, Persia and China v. The protection of citizens in Greek city-states
MD.2.0. Peoples of the Nation and World: Students will understand the diversity and commonality, human interdependence, and global cooperation of the people of Maryland, the United States and the world through both a multicultural and historic perspective.
2.A. Elements of culture
2.A.1. Describe characteristics that historians use to organize people into cultures
2.A.1.c. Describe the social, political, and religious character of societies in early world history
2.B. Cultural diffusion
2.B.1. Explain how cultural diffusion influenced the development of cultures
2.B.1.a. Identify cultural groups within a region in early world history
MD.3.0. Geography; Students will use geographic concepts and processes to examine the role of culture, technology, and the environment in the location and distribution of human activities and spatial connections throughout time.
3.A. Using geographic tools
3.A.1. Use geographic tools to locate places and describe the human and physical characteristics in early world history
3.A.1.a. Use maps to compare geographic locations of civilizations from world history to: Mesopotamia; Africa including Egypt, Nubia/Kush and sub-Saharan Africa; Indus River Valley; Northern China; Greeks and Romans; Mesoamerican, such as the Incas, Mayans and Aztecs
MD.5.0. History: Students will examine significant ideas, beliefs, and themes; organize patterns and events; and analyze how individuals and societies have changed over time in Maryland, the United States and around the world.
5.B. Emergence, expansion and changes in nations and empires
5.B.1. Analyze how civilizations emerged in the river valley areas
5.B.1.a. Describe the characteristics of a civilization, such as social hierarchy, government, writing system, specialization in an area of trade and the establishment of cities
5.B.1.b. Compare major cultural, political and economic achievements of river valley civilizations, such as the Tigris and Euphrates river valley, the Huang river valley, the Indus river valley and the Nile river valley including Egypt, Nubia and Kush
5.C. Conflict between ideas and institutions
5.C.1. Analyze the effect of interactions between civilizations in early world history
5.C.1.b. Analyze the causes of the rise and fall, expansion and contraction of political entities and nation-states
MD.6.0. Social Studies Skills and Processes: Students shall use reading, writing, and thinking processes and skills to gain knowledge and understanding of political, historical, and current events using chronological and spatial thinking, economic reasoning, and historical interpretation, by framing and evaluating questions from primary and secondary sources.
6.A. Read to learn and construct meaning about social studies
6.A.1. Use appropriate strategies and opportunities to increase understandings of social studies vocabulary
6.A.1.a. Acquire and apply new vocabulary through investigating, listening, independent reading and discussing a variety of print and non-print sources
6.A.1.b. Identify and use new vocabulary acquired through study of relationships to prior knowledge and experiences
6.A.1.c. Use context clues to understand new social studies vocabulary
6.A.1.d. Use new vocabulary in speaking and writing to gain and extend content knowledge and clarify expression
6.A.2. Use strategies to prepare for reading (before reading)
6.A.2.a. Identify the characteristics of informational texts, such as print features, graphic aids, informational aids, organizational aids, and online features
6.A.2.b. Preview the text by examining features, such as the title, pictures, maps, illustrations, photographs, charts, timelines, graphs, and icons
6.A.2.c. Set a purpose for reading the text
6.A.2.d. Ask questions and make predictions about the text
6.A.2.e. Make connections to the text using prior knowledge and experiences
6.A.3. Use strategies to monitor understanding and derive meaning from text and portions of text (during reading)
6.A.3.a. Identify and use knowledge of organizational structures, such as chronological order, cause/effect, main ideas and details, description, similarities/differences, and problem/solution to gain meaning
6.A.3.b. Reread slowly and carefully, restate, or read on and revisit difficult parts
6.A.3.d. Look back through the text to search for connections between and among ideas
6.A.3.e. Make, confirm, or adjust predictions about the text
6.A.3.f. Periodically summarize or paraphrase important ideas while reading
6.A.3.g. Visualize what was read for deeper meaning
6.A.3.h. Explain personal connections to the ideas or information in the text
6.A.4. Use strategies to demonstrate understanding of the text (after reading)
6.A.4.a. Identify and explain what is directly stated in the text
6.A.4.b. Identify, paraphrase, or summarize the main idea of the text
6.A.4.f. Explain what is not directly stated in the text by drawing inferences
6.A.4.g. Confirm or refute predictions made about the text to form new ideas
6.A.4.h. Connect the text to prior knowledge or personal experiences
6.A.4.i. Draw conclusions and make generalizations based on the text, multiple texts, and/or prior knowledge
6.B. Write to learn and communicate social studies understandings
6.B.1. Select and use informal writing strategies, such as short/response/essay answer/ brief constructed responses, journal writing, note taking, and graphic organizers, to clarify, organize, remember, and/or express new understandings
6.B.1.a. Identify key ideas
6.B.1.b. Connect key ideas to prior knowledge (personal experience, text and world)
6.C. Ask social studies questions
6.C.1. Identify a topic that requires further study
6.C.1.b. Pose questions the about the topic
6.C.2. Identify a situation/issue that requires further study
6.C.2.c. Pose questions about the situation/issue from a variety of perspectives
6.C.2.d. Pose questions that elicit higher order thinking responses
6.D. Acquire social studies information
6.D.1. Identify primary and secondary sources of information that relate to the topic/situation/problem being studied
6.D.1.c. Locate and gather data and information from appropriate non-print sources, such as music, artifacts, charts, maps, graphs, photographs, video clips, illustrations, paintings, political cartoons, multimedia, interviews, and oral histories
6.D.1.d. Access and process information that is factual and reliable from readings, investigations, and/or oral communications
6.F. Analyze social studies information
6.F.3. Synthesize information from a variety of sources
6.F.3.a. Recognize relationships in and among ideas or events, such as cause and effect, sequential order, main idea, and details
6.F.3.b. Reconstruct the arguments of issues or events
6.F.3.d. Modify understandings of social studies concepts and trend
6.F.3.e. Verify or change prior understandings based on new information
6.G. Answer social studies questions
6.G.2. Use historic contexts to answer questions
6.G.2.a. Use historically accurate resources to answer questions, make predictions, and support ideas
6.G.2.b. Explain why historic interpretations vary and are subject to change
6.G.2.c. Construct a sound historical interpretation
6.G.2.d. Understand the meaning, implication and impact of historic events and recognize that events could have taken other directions

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