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Pennsylvania Standards for Sixth Grade Social Studies

PA.5.6. Civics and Government

5.1.6. Principles and Documents of Government

Documents and Ideals that Shape Pennsylvania and US Government
5.1.6.D. Explain the basic principles and ideals within documents and the roles played by the framers as found in significant documents:
5.1.6.D.1. Declaration of Independence5.1.6.D.2. United States Constitution5.1.6.D.3. Bill of Rights5.1.6.D.4. Pennsylvania Constitution
Individual Rights
5.1.6.E. Summarize individual rights guaranteed by the PA Constitution and the U.S. Constitution.
Laws and Government
5.1.6.B. Compare and contrast a direct democracy with a republican form of government.
Principles and Ideals that Shape Government
5.1.6.C. Explain how the principles and ideals shape local, state, and national government.
5.1.6.C.1. Liberty / Freedom5.1.6.C.2. Democracy5.1.6.C.3. Justice5.1.6.C.4. Equality
Symbols
5.1.6.F. Describe how citizens and leaders use political symbols.

5.2.6. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

Civics Rights and Responsibilities
5.2.6.A. Compare and contrast rights and responsibilities of citizenship in the community, state, and nation.
Competent and Responsible Citizens
5.2.6.D. Explain why participation in government and civic life is important.

5.3.6. How Government Works

Branches of Government
5.3.6.A. Describe the responsibilities and powers of the three branches of government.
Elements of the Election Process
5.3.6.E. Describe the voting process, including registration, primaries, and general elections.
Leadership and Political Elections
5.3.6.D. Identify leadership positions and their primary duties at the local, state, and national levels.
Structure, Organization, and Operation of Governments
5.3.6.B. Define and compare the role and structure of local, state, and national governments.
Taxes
5.3.6.I. Explain what taxes are and why they are necessary.

5.4.6. How International Relationships Function

Countries and Conflicts
5.4.6.A. Identify how countries have varying interests.
Tools of Foreign Policy
5.4.6.B. Explain the difference between allies and adversaries.

PA.6.6. Economics

6.1.6. Scarcity and Choice

Limited Resources
6.1.6.B.1. Compare ways that people meet their needs with how they meet their wants.
6.1.6.B.2. Describe how resources are combined to produce different goods and services.
Scarcity and Choice
6.1.6.A. Explain how limited resources and unlimited wants cause scarcity.

6.2.6. Markets and Economic Systems

Goods and Services
6.2.6.A. Describe the interaction of consumers and producers of goods and services in the state and national economy.

6.3.6. Functions of Government

Government’s Role in International Trade
6.3.6.D. Explain the benefits of international trade.
Taxation
6.3.6.C. Explain the cost and benefits of taxation.

6.4.6. Economic Interdependence

Factors Contributing to Economic Interdependence
6.4.6.D. Explain how transportation, communication networks, and technology contribute to economic interdependence.
Trade
6.4.6.B. Explain how trade affects standards of living.

6.5.6. Income, Profit, and Wealth

Factors Influencing Wages
6.5.6.A. Describe how the availability of goods and services is made possible by the work of members of the society.
Profits and Losses
6.5.6.D. Explain how profits and losses serve as incentives.

PA.7.6. Geography

7.1.6. Basic Geographic Literacy

Geographic Tools
7.1.6.A. Describe how common geographic tools are used to organize and interpret information about people, places, and environment.
Location of Places and Regions
7.1.6.B. Describe and locate places and regions as defined by physical and human features.

7.2.6. Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions

Physical Characteristics
7.2.6.A. Describe the characteristics of places and regions.
Physical Processes
7.2.6.B. Describe the physical processes that shape patterns on Earth’s surface.

7.3.6. Human Characteristics of Places and Regions

Human Characteristics
7.3.6.A. Describe the human characteristics of places and regions using the following criteria:
7.3.6.A.2. Culture7.3.6.A.3. Settlement7.3.6.A.4. Economic activities7.3.6.A.5. Political activities

7.4.6. Interactions Between People and the Environment

Impact of People on Physical Systems
7.4.6.B. Describe and explain the effects of people on the physical systems within regions.

PA.8.6. History

8.1.6. Historical Analysis and Skills Development

Continuity and Change over Time
8.1.6.A. Explain continuity and change over time using sequential order and context of events.
Fact/Opinion and Points of View
8.1.6.B. Differentiate between fact and opinion, multiple points of view, and primary and secondary sources to explain historical events.
Research
8.1.6.C. Identify a thesis statement using appropriate primary and secondary sources. (Reference RWSL Standard 1.8.5 Research)

8.2.6. Pennsylvania History

Impact of Continuity and Change on PA History
8.2.6.C. Explain how continuity and change have impacted Pennsylvania history.
8.2.6.C.4. Politics and government8.2.6.C.5. Physical and human geography

8.3.6. United States History

Contributions of Individuals and Groups (US History)
8.3.6.A. Explain the social, political, cultural, and economic contributions of individuals and groups to United States history.
Northeastern Region USWorksheets :3Study Guides :1ColonizationWorksheets :3Study Guides :1AlgonquiansWorksheets :3IroquoisWorksheets :3Western Region USWorksheets :3Study Guides :1Notable PeopleWorksheets :6Study Guides :1Westward ExpansionWorksheets :3Study Guides :1New England, Middle, and Southern ColoniesWorksheets :7Study Guides :1Middle Western Region USWorksheets :3Study Guides :1Industrialization/EconomicsWorksheets :4Study Guides :1Southwestern Region USWorksheets :3Study Guides :1Pioneer LifeWorksheets :7Study Guides :1Harlem RenaissanceWorksheets :4Study Guides :1Industrial Growth & ExpansionWorksheets :3UrbanizationWorksheets :3UrbanizationWorksheets :3Study Guides :1Great MigrationWorksheets :3Study Guides :1Panama CanalWorksheets :3Study Guides :1Great DepressionWorksheets :4Study Guides :1TVAWorksheets :3Study Guides :1Timelines, Graphs, ChartsWorksheets :6Study Guides :1Spanish American WarWorksheets :3Study Guides :1Colonial PeriodFreeWorksheets :3Southeastern Region USWorksheets :3Study Guides :1European/Native American EncounterWorksheets :7Study Guides :1First AmericansWorksheets :4Study Guides :1The RevolutionWorksheets :7Study Guides :1Leading Up to the RevolutionWorksheets :6Study Guides :1Notable People-Westward ExpansionWorksheets :4Study Guides :1Progressive MovementWorksheets :3Study Guides :1Colonial SettlementWorksheets :4Study Guides :1Colonial LifeWorksheets :3Study Guides :1The American RevolutionWorksheets :4Study Guides :1The Articles of ConfederationWorksheets :4Study Guides :1The United States ConstitutionWorksheets :4Study Guides :1The New Government in OperationWorksheets :3Study Guides :1The Alamo Worksheets :3Study Guides :1The Nation Grows and ExpandsWorksheets :4Study Guides :1The Erie Canal Worksheets :3Study Guides :1The Jackson Age Worksheets :3Study Guides :1Moving Southward and WestwardWorksheets :3Study Guides :1The Abolitionist MovementWorksheets :4Study Guides :1Women's RightsWorksheets :4Study Guides :1Causes of the Civil WarFreeWorksheets :3Study Guides :1The Civil War Worksheets :4Study Guides :1
Historical Documents and Artifacts (US History)
8.3.6.B. Explain the importance of significant historical documents, artifacts, and places critical to United States history.
Impact of Continuity and Change on US History
8.3.6.C. Explain how continuity and change have impacted U.S. history.
8.3.6.C.4. Politics and government8.3.6.C.5. Physical and human geography

8.4.6. World History

Conflict and Cooperation (World)
8.4.6.D. Examine patterns of conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations that impacted the development of the history of the world.
Contributions of Individuals and Groups (World)
8.4.6.A. Explain the social, political, cultural, and economic contributions of individuals and groups to world history.
Historical Documents, Artifacts, and Sites (World)
8.4.6.B. Identify and explain the importance of historical documents, artifacts, and sites which are critical to world history.
Impact of Continuity and Change (World)
8.4.6.C. Explain how continuity and change have impacted world history.
8.4.6.C.4. Politics and government8.4.6.C.5. Physical and human geography

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