Pittsford Central Schools

GRADE: 6

The 6th grade curriculum includes a study of world history from 10,000 B. C. to the present. Subject include early man, the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome; the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and the modern Middle East.

ECONOMICS:

  • Economic systems (what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce)
  • Impact of climate / geographic affect on economy
  • Scarcity
  • Surplus
  • Distribution of goods
  • Resources
  • Costs / benefits
  • Trade (imports / exports)
  • Specialization and self-sufficiency
  • Tribute money
  • Barter
  • Industrial Revolution (middle class, working class, wages)
  • Technology (factory)

CIVICS:

  • Stone Age society
  • Written law
  • Hammurabi’s code
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Pharaohs
  • Justice
  • Oligarchy
  • Tyranny
  • Democratic ideals
  • Greek democracy (assembly, jury system)
  • Roman republic (senate, tribunes)
  • Government
  • Bill of Rights
  • Magna Carta
  • Parliament
  • Revolutions
  • Absolute monarchy
  • Constitutional monarchy
  • Dictatorship
  • Islamic law
  • Feudalism
  • Voting
  • Interdependence
  • Customs, traditions, values
  • Political systems as reflected through current events

GEOGRAPHY

  • Geological features (landforms, bodies of water, and vegetation)
  • Continents and oceans
  • Weather / climate
  • Renewable / non-renewable resources
  • Physical maps
  • Political maps
  • Distribution maps
  • Special purpose maps
  • Civilizations and bodies of water
  • Egypt
  • Mesopotamia
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Medieval Europe / Renaissance
  • The Modern Middle East

WORLD HISTORY STRAND

Geography and Map Skills

  • Land forms
  • Bodies of Water
  • Climate and Weather
  • Location Skills
  • Resources

Early People

  • Basic needs
  • Specialization
  • Development of technology
  • Culture

Ancient Civilizations: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Fertile Crescent, Greece and Rome

  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Government
  • History
  • Culture

Middle Ages and Feudalism

Renaissance

Reformation and Counter-Reformation

Age of Exploration

Revolutions

  • Industrial Revolution
  • French Revolution

Modern Middle East

  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Government
  • History
  • Culture

SKILLS:

  • Locate places given latitude and longitude
  • Read and interpret thematic maps
  • Read and interpret timelines
  • Interpreting the affects of geography / climate on the development of civilization
  • Interpreting graphs and charts
  • Communicate in oral and written form
  • Using the writing process to compose an expository essay
  • Using multiple resources to gather information relevant to a research topic
  • Identify pertinent information from reading i.e. notetaking
  • Awareness of historical cause and effect relationship
  • Participating in groups
  • Interpret document-based questions (DBQ)

Library Component:

  • Use map skills to locate and identify everything in the library.
  • Use Boolean logic and organized search strategies to find world history information in the library.
  • Use indexes in non-fiction books in the library to locate specific information on a world history topic.
  • Evaluate the information from various library sources using specific criteria.

 


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