Florida Standards (NGSSS) 6th Grade Social Studies Activities
Printable Sixth Grade Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides.
World HolidaysChristmas Day Industrialization/Economics Fifth Grade Social Studies Colonial Settlement Seventh Grade Social Studies Landmarks Third Grade Social Studies Ancient Greece Sixth Grade Social Studies The Nation Grows and Expands Seventh Grade Social Studies European Exploration and Settlement Seventh Grade Social Studies
FL.LACC.RH.68. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
LACC.68.RH.2.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
LACC.68.RH.2.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
LACC.68.RH.3.7. Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
LACC.68.RH.3.8. Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
LACC.68.RH.3.9. Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Key Ideas and Details
LACC.68.RH.1.1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
LACC.68.RH.1.2. 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.
LACC.68.RH.1.3. 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
LACC.68.RH.4.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
FL.LACC.WHST.68. Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Production and Distribution of Writing
LACC.68.WHST.2.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LACC.68.WHST.2.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
Range of Writing
LACC.68.WHST.4.10. 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
LACC.68.WHST.1.1. Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
LACC.68.WHST.1.1.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.
LACC.68.WHST.1.1.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.
LACC.68.WHST.1.1.c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
LACC.68.WHST.1.1.d. Establish and maintain a formal style.
LACC.68.WHST.1.1.e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
LACC.68.WHST.1.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
LACC.68.WHST.1.2.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.
LACC.68.WHST.1.2.b. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
LACC.68.WHST.1.2.c. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
LACC.68.WHST.1.2.d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
LACC.68.WHST.1.2.e. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
LACC.68.WHST.1.2.f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
FL.SS.6.C. Civics and Government
SS.6.C.2. Evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens, and determine methods of active participation in society, government, and the political system.
SS.6.C.2.1. Identify principles (civic participation, role of government) from ancient Greek and Roman civilizations which are reflected in the American political process today, and discuss their effect on the American political process.
SS.6.E.1. Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the development of a market economy.
SS.6.E.1.1. Identify the factors (new resources, increased productivity, education, technology, slave economy, territorial expansion) that increase economic growth.
SS.6.E.1.2. Describe and identify traditional and command economies as they appear in different civilizations.
SS.6.E.1.3. Describe the following economic concepts as they relate to early civilization: scarcity, opportunity cost, supply and demand, barter, trade, productive resources (land, labor, capital, entrepreneurship).
SS.6.E.2. Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the institutions, structure, and functions of a national economy.
SS.6.E.2.1. Evaluate how civilizations through clans, leaders, and family groups make economic decisions for that civilization providing a framework for future city-state or nation development.
SS.6.E.3. Understand the fundamental concepts and interrelationships of the United States economy in the international marketplace.
SS.6.E.3.1. Identify examples of mediums of exchange (currencies) used for trade (barter) for each civilization, and explain why international trade requires a system for a medium of exchange between trading both inside and among various regions.
SS.6.E.3.2. Categorize products that were traded among civilizations, and give examples of barriers to trade of those products.
SS.6.E.3.3. Describe traditional economies (Egypt, Greece, Rome, Kush) and elements of those economies that led to the rise of a merchant class and trading partners.
SS.6.E.3.4. Describe the relationship among civilizations that engage in trade, including the benefits and drawbacks of voluntary trade.
SS.6.G.1. Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tools and technology to report information.
SS.6.G.1.1. Use latitude and longitude coordinates to understand the relationship between people and places on the Earth.
SS.6.G.1.2. Analyze the purposes of map projections (political, physical, special purpose) and explain the applications of various types of maps.
SS.6.G.1.3. Identify natural wonders of the ancient world.
SS.6.G.1.4. Utilize tools geographers use to study the world.
SS.6.G.1.5. Use scale, cardinal, and intermediate directions, and estimation of distances between places on current and ancient maps of the world.
SS.6.G.1.6. Use a map to identify major bodies of water of the world, and explain ways they have impacted the development of civilizations.
SS.6.G.1.7. Use maps to identify characteristics and boundaries of ancient civilizations that have shaped the world today.
SS.6.G.2. Understand physical and cultural characteristics of places.
SS.6.G.2.1. Explain how major physical characteristics, natural resources, climate, and absolute and relative locations have influenced settlement, interactions, and the economies of ancient civilizations of the world.
SS.6.G.2.2. Differentiate between continents, regions, countries, and cities in order to understand the complexities of regions created by civilizations.
SS.6.G.2.3. Analyze the relationship of physical geography to the development of ancient river valley civilizations.
SS.6.G.2.4. Explain how the geographical location of ancient civilizations contributed to the culture and politics of those societies.
SS.6.G.2.6. Explain the concept of cultural diffusion, and identify the influences of different ancient cultures on one another.
SS.6.G.2.7. Interpret choropleths or dot-density maps to explain the distribution of population in the ancient world.
SS.6.G.3. Understand the relationships between the Earth's ecosystems and the populations that dwell within them.
SS.6.G.3.1. Explain how the physical landscape has affected the development of agriculture and industry in the ancient world.
SS.6.G.3.2. Analyze the impact of human populations on the ancient world's ecosystems.
SS.6.G.4. Understand the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations.
SS.6.G.4.2. Use maps to trace significant migrations, and analyze their results.
SS.6.G.4.3. Locate sites in Africa and Asia where archaeologists have found evidence of early human societies, and trace their migration patterns to other parts of the world.
SS.6.G.4.4. Map and analyze the impact of the spread of various belief systems in the ancient world.
SS.6.G.5. Understand how human actions can impact the environment.
SS.6.G.5.1. Identify the methods used to compensate for the scarcity of resources in the ancient world.
SS.6.G.5.2. Use geographic terms and tools to explain why ancient civilizations developed networks of highways, waterways, and other transportation linkages.
SS.6.G.5.3. Use geographic tools and terms to analyze how famine, drought, and natural disasters plagued many ancient civilizations.
SS.6.G.6. Understand how to apply geography to interpret the past and present and plan for the future.
SS.6.G.6.1. Describe the Six Essential Elements of Geography (The World in Spatial Terms, Places and Regions, Physical Systems, Human Systems, Environment, The Uses of Geography) as the organizing framework for understanding the world and its people.
SS.6.G.6.2. Compare maps of the world in ancient times with current political maps.
FL.SS.6.W. World History
SS.6.W.1. Utilize historical inquiry skills and analytical processes.
SS.6.W.1.1. Use timelines to identify chronological order of historical events.
SS.6.W.1.2. Identify terms (decade, century, epoch, era, millennium, BC/BCE, AD/CE) and designations of time periods.
SS.6.W.1.3. Interpret primary and secondary sources.
SS.6.W.1.4. Describe the methods of historical inquiry and how history relates to the other social sciences.
SS.6.W.1.5. Describe the roles of historians and recognize varying historical interpretations (historiography).
SS.6.W.1.6. Describe how history transmits culture and heritage and provides models of human character.
SS.6.W.2. Describe the emergence of early civilizations (Nile, Tigris-Euphrates, Indus, and Yellow Rivers, Meso and South American).
SS.6.W.2.10. Compare the emergence of advanced civilizations in Meso and South America with the four early river valley civilizations.
SS.6.W.2.3. Identify the characteristics of civilization.
SS.6.W.2.4. Compare the economic, political, social, and religious institutions of ancient river civilizations.
SS.6.W.2.5. Summarize important achievements of Egyptian civilization.
SS.6.W.2.6. Determine the contributions of key figures from ancient Egypt.
SS.6.W.2.7. Summarize the important achievements of Mesopotamian civilization.
SS.6.W.2.8. Determine the impact of key figures from ancient Mesopotamian civilizations.
SS.6.W.3. Recognize significant events, figures, and contributions of classical civilizations (Phoenicia, Greece, Rome, Axum).
SS.6.W.3.10. Describe the government of the Roman Republic and its contribution to the development of democratic principles (separation of powers, rule of law, representative government, civic duty).
SS.6.W.3.11. Explain the transition from Roman Republic to empire and Imperial Rome, and compare Roman life and culture under each one.
SS.6.W.3.12. Explain the causes for the growth and longevity of the Roman Empire.
SS.6.W.3.13. Identify key figures and the basic beliefs of early Christianity and how these beliefs impacted the Roman Empire.
SS.6.W.3.14. Describe the key achievements and contributions of Roman civilization.
SS.6.W.3.15. Explain the reasons for the gradual decline of the Western Roman Empire after the Pax Romana.
SS.6.W.3.16. Compare life in the Roman Republic for patricians, plebeians, women, children, and slaves.
SS.6.W.3.17. Explain the spread and influence of the Latin language on Western Civilization.
SS.6.W.3.2. Explain the democratic concepts (polis, civic participation and voting rights, legislative bodies, written constitutions, rule of law) developed in ancient Greece.
SS.6.W.3.3. Compare life in Athens and Sparta (government and the status of citizens, women and children, foreigners, helots).
SS.6.W.3.4. Explain the causes and effects of the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars.
SS.6.W.3.5. Summarize the important achievements and contributions of ancient Greek civilization.
SS.6.W.3.6. Determine the impact of key figures from ancient Greece.
SS.6.W.3.7. Summarize the key achievements, contributions, and figures associated with The Hellenistic Period.
SS.6.W.3.8. Determine the impact of significant figures associated with ancient Rome.
SS.6.W.3.9. Explain the impact of the Punic Wars on the development of the Roman Empire.
SS.6.W.4. Recognize significant events, figures, and contributions of classical Asian civilizations (China, India).
SS.6.W.4.2. Explain the major beliefs and practices associated with Hinduism and the social structure of the caste system in ancient India.
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