Ohio Standards 6th Grade Social Studies Activities
Printable Sixth Grade Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides.
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OH.1. History: Students use materials drawn from the diversity of human experience to analyze and interpret significant events, patterns and themes in the history of Ohio, the United States and the world.
1.1. Grade Level Indicator: Chronology: Construct a multiple-tier time line from a list of events and interpret the relationships between the events.
1.4. Grade Level Indicator: Early Civilizations: Compare the geographic, political, economic and social characteristics of the river civilizations in the Tigris and Euphrates (Mesopotamia), Nile (Egypt), Huang Ho and Indus valleys before 1000 B.C. including: Location; Government; Religion; Agriculture; Cultural and scientific contributions.
1.5. Grade Level Indicator: The First Global Age: Describe the characteristics of Maya, Inca, Aztec and Mississippian civilizations including: Location; Government; Religion; Agriculture; Cultural and scientific contributions.
1.A. Interpret relationships between events shown on multiple-tier time lines.
1.B. Describe the political and social characteristics of early civilizations and their enduring impact on later civilizations.
1.C. Describe the characteristics of feudal societies and the transition to the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe.
1.D. Describe the effects of interactions among civilizations during the 14th through the 18th centuries.
1.E. Explain the causes and consequences of the American Revolution, with emphasis on both Colonial and British perspectives.
1.F. Explain the political and economic challenges faced by the United States after the Revolutionary War and the actions that resulted in the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
1.G. Analyze the causes and consequences of the American Civil War.
OH.2. People in Societies: Students use knowledge of perspectives, practices and products of cultural, ethnic and social groups to analyze the impact of their commonality and diversity within local, national, regional and global settings.
2.1. Grade Level Indicator: Cultures: Compare the cultural practices and products of the societies studied including: Class structure; Gender roles; Beliefs; Customs and traditions.
2.2. Grade Level Indicator: Cultures: Compare world religions and belief systems focusing on geographic origins, founding leaders and teachings including: Buddhism; Christianity; Judaism; Hinduism; Islam.
2.3. Grade Level Indicator: Interaction: Explain factors that foster conflict or cooperation among countries: Language; Religion; Types of government; Historic relationships; Economic interests.
2.A. Compare cultural practices, products and perspectives of past civilizations in order to understand commonality and diversity of cultures.
2.B. Analyze examples of interactions between cultural groups and explain the factors that contribute to cooperation and conflict.
2.C. Explain how contact between different cultures impacts the diffusion of belief systems, art, science, technology, language and forms of government.
OH.3 Geography: Students use knowledge of geographic locations, patterns and processes to show the interrelationship between the physical environment and human activity, and to explain the interactions that occur in an increasingly interdependent world.
3.1. Grade Level Indicator: Location: Use coordinates of latitude and longitude to determine the absolute location of points in North America.
3.10. Grade Level Indicator: Movement: Use or construct maps of colonization and exploration to explain European influence in North America.
3.2. Grade Level Indicator: Location: Use maps to identify the location of: The three largest countries of North America; The 50 states of the United States; The Rocky and Appalachian mountain systems; The Mississippi, Rio Grande and St. Lawrence rivers; The Great Lakes.
3.3. Grade Level Indicator: Places and Regions: Describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture and economic characteristics of places and regions in North America.
3.5. Grade Level Indicator: Places and Regions: Explain, by identifying patterns on thematic maps, how physical and human characteristics can be used to define regions in North America.
3.7. Grade Level Indicator: Places and Regions: Analyze reasons for conflict and cooperation among regions of North America including: Trade; Environmental issues; Immigration.
3.8. Grade Level Indicator: Human Environmental Interaction: Explain how the characteristics of different physical environments affect human activities in North America.
3.9. Grade Level Indicator: Human Environmental Interaction: Analyze the positive and negative consequences of human changes to the physical environment including: Great Lakes navigation; Highway systems; Irrigation; Mining; Introduction of new species.
3.A. Identify on a map the location of major physical and human features of each continent.
3.B. Define and identify regions using human and physical characteristics.
3.C. Explain how the environment influences the way people live in different places and the consequences of modifying the environment.
3.D. Explain reasons that people, products and ideas move from place to place and the effects of that movement on geographic patterns.
OH.4. Economics: Students use economic reasoning skills and knowledge of major economic concepts, issues and systems in order to make informed choices as producers, consumers, savers, investors, workers and citizens in an interdependent world.
4.1. Grade Level Indicator: Scarcity and Resource Allocation: Explain how the availability of productive resources and entrepreneurship affects the production of goods and services in different world regions.
4.3. Grade Level Indicator: Markets: Explain why trade occurs when individuals, regions and countries specialize in what they can produce at the lowest opportunity cost and how this causes both production and consumption to increase.
4.4. Grade Level Indicator: Markets: Identify goods and services that are imported and exported and explain how this trade makes countries interdependent.
4.5. Grade Level Indicator: Markets: Describe how supply and demand help to set the market clearing price for goods and services and how prices reflect the relative scarcity of goods and services.
4.6. Grade Level Indicator: Government and the Economy: Distinguish between goods and services typically produced by the private sector and the public sector.
4.A. Explain how the endowment and development of productive resources affect economic decisions and global interactions.
4.B. Explain why trade occurs and how historical patterns of trade have contributed to global interdependence.
OH.5. Government: Students use knowledge of the purposes, structures and processes of political systems at the local, state, national and international levels to understand that people create systems of government as structures of power and authority to provide order, maintain stability and promote the general welfare.
5.1. Grade Level Indicator: Role of Government: Explain reasons for the creation of governments such as: Protecting lives, liberty and property; Providing services that individuals cannot provide for themselves.
5.2. Grade Level Indicator: Role of Government: Describe how the world is divided into countries that claim sovereignty over territory, and countries may be further divided into states or provinces that contain cities and towns.
5.3. Grade Level Indicator: Role of Government: Explain the ways that countries interact with each other including: Diplomacy; Treaties; International meetings and exchanges (e.g., United Nations); Military conflict.
5.4. Grade Level Indicator: Systems of Government: Describe the defining characteristics of democracies, monarchies and dictatorships.
5.A. Explain why people institute governments, how they influence governments, and how governments interact with each other.
5.B. Explain how the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, and the Northwest Ordinance have provided for the protection of rights and the long-term future of a growing democracy.
5.C. Compare the defining characteristics of democracies, monarchies and dictatorships.
OH.6. Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: Students use knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in order to examine and evaluate civic ideals and to participate in community life and the American democratic system.
6.1. Grade Level Indicator: Participation: Explain how opportunities for citizens to participate in and influence the political process differ under various systems of government.
6.2. Grade Level Indicator: Rights and Responsibilities: Compare the rights and responsibilities of citizens living under various systems of government.
6.A. Show the relationship between civic participation and attainment of civic and public goals.
6.B. Identify historical origins that influenced the rights U.S. citizens have today.
OH.7. Social Studies Skills and Methods: Students collect, organize, evaluate and synthesize information from multiple sources to draw logical conclusions. Students communicate this information using appropriate social studies terminology in oral, written or multimedia form and apply what they have learned to societal issues in simulated or real-world settings.
7.1. Grade Level Indicator: Obtaining Information: Use multiple sources to define essential vocabulary and obtain information for a research project including: Almanacs; Gazetteers; Trade books; Periodicals; Video tapes; Electronic sources.
7.2. Grade Level Indicator: Thinking and Organizing: Analyze information from primary and secondary sources in order to summarize, make generalizations and draw conclusions.
7.3. Grade Level Indicator: Thinking and Organizing: Organize information using outlines and graphic organizers.
7.4. Grade Level Indicator: Thinking and Organizing: Read and interpret pictographs, bar graphs, line graphs, circle graphs, tables and flow charts.
7.A. Analyze different perspectives on a topic obtained from a variety of sources.
7.B. Organize historical information in text or graphic format and analyze the information in order to draw conclusions.
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