Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Archaeology

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Tennessee Standards

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.
6.1.05. Understand the role that diverse cultures and historical experiences had on the development of the world.
6.1.05.a. Explain and give examples of how language, literature, the arts, architecture, other artifacts, traditions, beliefs, values, and behaviors contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
6.1.spi. Performance Indicators State:
6.1.spi.2. Identify the job characteristics of archaeologists, anthropologists, geologists, and historians.
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.6.3. 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.
6.5.01. World History Standards Era 1: The Beginnings of Human Society: Recognize the importance of fire, weapons, and tools to early cultures and agriculture.
6.5.01.d. Recognize the immediate and long term impacts and influences of early agricultural communities such as Southwest Asia and the African Nile Valley.
6.5.03. World History Standards Era 1: The Beginnings of Human Society: Identify how to use historical information acquired from a variety of sources.
6.5.03.a. Explain how geologists, archaeologists, and anthropologists study early human development.
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.
6.5.05.c. Identify significant individuals and events in Egyptian civilization.
6.5.09. World History Standards Era 3: Classical Traditions, Major Religions, and Giant Empires (1000 BCE-300 AD): Identify how to use historical information acquired from a variety of sources.
6.5.09.a. Compare geographical and architectural features of Egypt.
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).
6.5.spi.15. Evaluate to what extent civilizations build on the accomplishments of previous civilizations.
6.5.spi.16. Compare and contrast the historical development of the Western, Eastern, and African cultures.
6.5.spi.17. Recognize the significant mythologies of the Sumerians, Egyptian, Greeks, and Romans.
6.5.spi.2. Recognize the types of early communities (i.e., nomadic, fishing, farming).
6.5.spi.3. Identify types of artifacts by pictorial representation (i.e., Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Chinese, Native American, Medieval, and Renaissance).
6.5.spi.6. Recognize the designations for time dating (i.e., BCE, AD, centuries, decades, prehistoric, historic.)
6.5.spi.7. Recognize major historical time periods (i.e., Early Civilizations, Classical Period, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, Renaissance).
6.5.spi.8. Identify conclusions about early world historical events using primary and secondary sources.

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