Arkansas Standards 6th Grade Social Studies Activities
Printable Sixth Grade Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides.
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C.4. Government: Students shall develop an understanding of the forms and roles of government.
C.4.6.1. Forms and Roles of Government: Compare and contrast the three branches of government at the state and national levels of government: executive, legislative, and judicial.
C.4.6.2. Forms and Roles of Government: Discuss the system of checks and balances in government.
C.4.6.3. Forms and Roles of Government: Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the executive branch (e.g., state/governor, federal/president).
C.4.6.4. Forms and Roles of Government: Compare and contrast the roles of the legislative branch (e.g., general assembly/congress, state congress and federal congress, house, senate).
C.4.6.5. Forms and Roles of Government: Compare and contrast the roles of the judicial branch (e.g., local, state, and federal).
C.4.6.6. Forms and Roles of Government: Discuss the forms of government (e.g., democracy, monarchy, dictatorship, oligarchy, totalitarian).
C.4.6.7. Forms and Roles of Government: Recognize elected state and federal government officials (e.g., terms and qualifications) .
C.4.6.9. Forms and Roles of Government: Describe the development of the two-party system and the influence of third parties.
C.5. Citizenship: Students shall develop an understanding of how to participate, develop, and use the skills necessary for effective citizenship.
C.5.6.1. Roots of Democracy: Determine the way rights and laws of the United States were created by examining founding documents (e.g., Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, Mayflower Compact).
C.5.6.10. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Examine the importance of the procedure for voting in the United States and in Arkansas (e.g., registration, maintaining the right to vote, voicing opinion).
C.5.6.11. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Analyze the importance of citizen participation in government at the state and local level.
C.5.6.12. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Examine the rights guaranteed to United States citizens in the Bill of Rights.
C.5.6.13. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Compare U.S. Constitutional Amendments granting citizen's rights.
C.5.6.14. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Examine how citizens' rights are exercised through organizations that influenced societal and governmental change (e.g., ACLU, NAACP, CORE, ERA).
C.5.6.2. Roots of Democracy: Examine the effects of the Declaration of Independence.
C.5.6.3. Roots of Democracy: Evaluate reasons for writing the United States Constitution.
C.5.6.4. Roots of Democracy: Evaluate the importance of the United States Constitution as a governing document for the United States.
C.5.6.5. Roots of Democracy: Research national symbols and movements using primary and secondary sources (e.g., Uncle Sam, political party symbols, Vietnam Memorial, Mt. Rushmore).
C.5.6.6. Roots of Democracy: Analyze significant examples of music from various periods of United States history.
C.5.6.8. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Evaluate ways being a good citizen is important for every individual (e.g., voting, obeying laws, volunteerism).
C.5.6.9. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Examine ways citizens utilize the rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
AR.CC.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RH.6-8.7. Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
RH.6-8.8. Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
RH.6-8.9. Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Key Ideas and Details
RH.6-8.1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
RH.6-8.2. Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
RH.6-8.3. Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
AR.CC.WHST.6-8. Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Production and Distribution of Writing
WHST.6-8.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
WHST.6-8.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
Range of Writing
WHST.6-8.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Text Types and Purposes
WHST.6-8.1. Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
WHST.6-8.1(a) Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
WHST.6-8.1(b) Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
WHST.6-8.1(c) Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
WHST.6-8.1(d) Establish and maintain a formal style.
WHST.6-8.1(e) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
WHST.6-8.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
WHST.6-8.2(a) Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
WHST.6-8.2(b) Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
WHST.6-8.2(c) Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
WHST.6-8.2(d) Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
WHST.6-8.2(e) Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
WHST.6-8.2(f) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
WHST.6-8.3. (See note; not applicable as a separate requirement)
WHST.6-8.3(a) Note: Students' narrative skills continue to grow in these grades. The Standards require that students be able to incorporate narrative elements effectively into arguments and informative/explanatory texts. In history/social studies, students must be able to incorporate narrative accounts into their analyses of individuals or events of historical import.
E.7. Choices: Students shall analyze the costs and benefits of making economic choices.
E.7.6.1. Costs and Benefits: Examine how the economic wants and needs of all people may or may not be fulfilled.
E.7.6.3. Costs and Benefits: Examine the causes of scarcity and the choices made due to scarcity.
E.7.6.6. Costs and Benefits: Discuss the decision making model to evaluate historical events.
E.7.6.7. Costs and Benefits: Examine examples of traditional, market, and command economies.
E.7.6.9. Costs and Benefits: Discuss the characteristics of a free enterprise system.
E.8. Resources: Students shall evaluate the use and allocation of human, natural, and capital resources.
E.8.6.2. Factors of Production: Explain the result of increased productivity on an improved standard of living (e.g., assembly line, interchangeable parts, computers).
E.8.6.4. Factors of Production: Evaluate the influences the discovery of natural resources has on the movement of people (e.g., gold, silver, oil).
E.9. Markets: Students shall analyze the exchange of goods and services and the roles of governments, businesses, and individuals in the market place.
E.9.6.10. Goods and Services: Examine changes in supply and demand and the resulting effect on prices.
E.9.6.8. Global Markets: Examine the costs/benefits associated with the development of global trade.
G.1. Physical and Spatial: Students shall develop an understanding of the physical and spatial characteristics and applications of geography.
G.1.6.1. Location, Place, and Region: Apply the proper usage of absolute and relative location.
G.1.6.10. Map and Globe Skills: Discuss reasons for the location of political boundaries and capital cities due to physical features of the nation or states
G.1.6.2. Location, Place, and Region: Examine the location, place, and region of Arkansas and determine the characteristics of each.
G.1.6.3. Location, Place, and Region: Identify the countries on the continent of North America and analyze their geographical relationship.
G.1.6.4. Location, Place, and Region: Explain the importance of the major river systems of the United States and Arkansas: Arkansas River, Colorado River, Mississippi River, Ohio River, and St. Lawrence River.
G.1.6.5. Location, Place, and Region: Illustrate information relating to population, climate, weather patterns, or other specific topics on selected types of charts or graphs.
G.1.6.6. Location, Place, and Region: Analyze a map of the fifty states and identify regions (e.g., Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West).
G.1.6.7. Map and Globe Skills: Examine different maps and globe projections and recognize the differences of each map or projection.
G.1.6.8. Map and Globe Skills: Construct a map of the United States using all basic map components: compass rose, map scale, legend/key, inset map, and title.
G.1.6.9. Map and Globe Skills: Compare the location of specific places on both maps and globes.
G.2. Culture and Diversity: Students shall develop an understanding of how cultures around the world develop and change.
G.2.6.1. Culture/Diversity: Examine the effects of the contributions of people from selected racial, ethnic, and religious groups to the cultural identify of Arkansas and the United States.
G.2.6.2. Culture/Diversity: Describe how people from selected racial, ethnic, and religious groups attempt to maintain their cultural heritage while adapting to the culture of Arkansas and the United States.
G.3. Interaction of People and the Environment: Students shall develop an understanding of the interactions between people and their environment.
G.3.6.1. Movement: Describe the location of major cities in Arkansas and the United States and the availability of resources and transportation in those areas.
G.3.6.2. Movement: Distinguish between push-pull factors.
G.3.6.6. Human Environment Interaction: Describe ways in which technology influences capacity to modify the physical environment.
H.6. History: Students shall analyze significant ideas, events, and people in world, national, state, and local history and how they affect change over time.
H.6.6.1. Continuity and Change: Determine the meaning of various political cartoons.
H.6.6.10. Continuity and Change: Locate the countries who were part of the World War II Axis and Allied Powers.
H.6.6.13. Conflict and Consensus: Explain the conflict between the American Indians and settlers moving westward (e.g., Battle of Little Big Horn, American Indian Movement).
H.6.6.14. Conflict and Consensus: Explain the causes and effects of the Spanish American War (e.g., U.S. interest in imperial expansion, USS Maine, Yellow Journalism).
H.6.6.15. Conflict and Consensus: Describe the expanding role of the US in world affairs (e.g., Panama Canal).
H.6.6.16. Conflict and Consensus: Explain the events that led to the United States involvement in World War I (e.g., Zimmerman telegram, German U-boat activity).
H.6.6.17. Conflict and Consensus: Examine the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I and the creation of the League of Nations.
H.6.6.18. Conflict and Consensus: Examine the events and political decisions that led to the United States involvement in World War II: Fascism, Nazism, Treaty of Versailles, and Great Depression.
H.6.6.19. Conflict and Consensus: Research the major events and political decisions made by the United States during the course of World War II: alliance with Great Britain and France, Pearl Harbor, atomic bomb, and relocation and internment of Japanese Americans.
H.6.6.20. Conflict and Consensus: Examine the events that led to the conclusion of World War II (e.g., Normandy, liberation of concentration camps, D-Day).
H.6.6.22. Conflict and Consensus: Examine the following components of the Civil Rights Movement: Freedom Riders, sit-ins, organized marches, boycotts, school integration, and Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
H.6.6.28. Movement: Describe the developments linking the east and west (e.g., Homestead Act, railroads, Pony Express, telegraph, cattle trails, and wagon trains).
H.6.6.29. Movement: Analyze the following components of immigration to the United States: push/pull factors and settlement patterns.
H.6.6.30. Movement: Explain the origins and accomplishments of labor unions.
H.6.6.31. Movement: Explain the migration of African Americans northward before and during the Civil Rights movement.
H.6.6.33. Cultural Diversity and Uniformity: Identify the cultural changes of the 1920s (e.g., Roaring Twenties, Jazz Age, fashion, Harlem Renaissance, talkies, flapper, Prohibition)).
H.6.6.35. Cultural Diversity and Uniformity: Identify significant individuals whose lives impacted the Civil Rights movement (e.g., Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Stokely Carmichael, Medgar Evers, Little Rock Nine, Thurgood Marshall).
H.6.6.4. Continuity and Change: Discuss the impact of Manifest Destiny on the United States.
H.6.6.5. Continuity and Change: Research early 20th century inventions and their impact on Americans (e.g., telephone, electricity, automobile).
H.6.6.6. Continuity and Change: Explain the impact of the American industrial revolution: communications and mass production.
H.6.6.7. Continuity and Change: Analyze the impact of World War I on daily life in the United States (e.g., prohibition, food distribution, fuel distribution, propaganda).
H.6.6.8. Continuity and Change: Analyze the causes and effects of the Great Depression: Federal Reserve actions, farm prices, crop failures, stock market crash, and Roosevelt's New Deal.
H.6.6.9. Continuity and Change: Explain how the Women's Rights movement led to the Nineteenth Amendment.
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