Indiana Standards 6th Grade Social Studies Activities
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IN.CG. Civics and Government
6.2. Students will compare and contrast forms of government in different historical periods with contemporary political structures of Europe and the Americas and examine the rights and responsibilities of individuals in different political systems.
Foundations of Government
6.2.1. Identify and compare major forms of historical and contemporary governments in Europe and the Americas.
6.2.2. Explain how elements of Greek direct democracy and Roman representative democracy are present in modern systems of government.
6.2.3. Examine key ideas of Magna Carta (1215), the Petition of Right (1628), and the English Bill of Rights (1689) as documents to place limits on the English monarchy.
Functions of Government
6.2.5. Describe how major forms of government in Europe and the Americas protect or protected citizens and their civil and human rights.
6.2.6. Identify the functions of international political organizations in the world today.
6.4. Students will examine the influence of physical and cultural factors upon the economic systems of countries in Europe and the Americas.
6.4.1. Give examples of how trade related to key developments in the history of Europe and the Americas.
6.4.2. Analyze how countries of Europe and the Americas have been influenced by trade in different historical periods.
6.4.3. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currency between various countries.
6.4.4. Describe how different economic systems (traditional, command, market and mixed) in Europe and the Americas answer the basic economic questions on what to produce, how to produce and for whom to produce.
6.4.9. Identify situations in which the actions of consumers and producers in Europe or the Americas create helpful spillovers or harmful spillovers to people inside a country who are not directly involved in the consumption or production of a product.
6.3. Students will identify the characteristics of climate regions in Europe and the Americas and describe major physical features, countries and cities of Europe and the Western Hemisphere.
Environment and Society
6.3.14. Explain and give examples of how nature has impacted the physical environment and human populations in specific areas of Europe and the Americas.
6.3.11. Define the terms anthropology and archeology and explain how these fields contribute to our understanding of societies in the present and the past. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
6.3.9. Identify current patterns of population distribution and growth in Europe and the Americas using a variety of geographic representations such as maps, charts, graphs, and satellite images and aerial photography.
6.3.5. Give examples and describe the formation of important river deltas, mountains and bodies of water in Europe and the Americas.
Places and Regions
6.3.3. Describe and compare major physical characteristics of regions in Europe and the Americas.
The World in Spatial Terms
6.3.2. Use latitude and longitude to locate the capital cities of Europe and the Americas and describe the uses of locational technology, such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to distinguish absolute and relative location and to describe Earth’s surfaces.
6.1. Students will explore the key historic movements, events and figures that contributed to the development of modern Europe and America from early civilizations through modern times by examining religious institutions, trade and cultural interactions, political institutions, and technological developments.
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research
6.1.18. Create and compare timelines that identify major people, events and developments in the history of individual civilizations and/or countries that comprise Europe and the Americas. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
6.1.19. Define and use the terms decade, century, and millennium, and compare alternative ways that historical periods and eras are designated by identifying the organizing principles upon which each is based.
6.1.20. Recognize historical perspectives in fiction and nonfiction by identifying the historical context in which events unfolded and by avoiding evaluation of the past solely in terms of present-day norms.
6.1.21. Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, keeping in mind multiple causations, including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests, beliefs and chance in history. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
6.1.22. Differentiate between fact and interpretation in historical accounts and explain the meaning of historical passages by identifying who was involved, what happened, where it happened, and relating them to outcomes that followed and gaps in the historical record.
6.1.23. Form research questions and use a variety of information resources to obtain, evaluate and present data on people, cultures and developments in Europe and the Americas. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
6.1.24. Identify issues related to an historical event in Europe or the Americas and give basic arguments for and against that issue utilizing the perspectives, interests and values of those involved.
Historical Knowledge: Early and Classical Civilizations: 1900 B.C. /B.C.E to 700 A.D. /C.E.
6.1.1. Describe the rise; the political, technological and cultural achievements; and the decline of ancient civilizations in Europe and Mesoamerica. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
6.1.2. Describe and compare the beliefs, the spread and the influence of religions throughout Europe and Mesoamerica. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
Historical Knowledge: Early Modern Era: 1500 to 1800
6.1.10. Examine and explain the outcomes of European colonization on the Americas and the rest of the world. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
6.1.11. Compare Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Mexico and South America with French and British colonies in North America.
6.1.12. Describe the Reformations and their effects on European and American society. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
6.1.14. Describe the origins, developments and innovations of the Industrial Revolution and explain the changes it brought about. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
Historical Knowledge: Medieval Period: 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500 A.D./C.E.
6.1.3. Explain the continuation and contributions of the Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
6.1.4. Describe and explain the development and organization of political, cultural, social and economic systems in Europe and the Americas. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
6.1.5. Analyze the diverse points of view and interests of those involved in the Crusades and give examples of the changes brought about by the Crusades.
6.1.6. Examine the importance of trade routes and trace the rise of cultural centers and trade cities in Europe and Mesoamerica.
6.1.7. Explain the effects of the Black Death, or bubonic plague, along with economic, environmental and social factors that led to the decline of medieval society.
6.1.8. Compare the diverse perspectives, ideas, interests and people that brought about the Renaissance in Europe. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
6.1.9. Analyze the interconnections of people, places and events in the economic, scientific and cultural exchanges of the European Renaissance that led to the Scientific Revolution, voyages of discovery and imperial conquest. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
Historical Knowledge: Modern Era: 1700 to the present
6.1.15. Describe the impact of industrialization and urbanization on the lives of individuals and on trade and cultural exchange between Europe and the Americas and the rest of the world. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
6.1.16. Trace the individuals, beliefs and events that represent various political ideologies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
6.1.17. Compare the opportunities and dangers related to the development of a highly technological society.
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