Social Studies
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."   
 
    -Confucius
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Dollar Street- look at how others live


Good websites!

Library of Congress
Engaging Congress
Eagle Eye Citizen

iCivics

Cave Art

Ancient Egypt

You Are the Historian
The First Thanksgiving

Creation Myths

7 Greatest Philosophers in Chinese History

Horrible Histories


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6th grade Social Studies Curriculum
Beginnings of Man 3500 BC
 
Fertile Crescent 3500-500 BC 
 
Ancient Egypt 3100 BC-350 AD
 
Ancient India and China 2500 BC- 1911 AD
 
Ancient Greece 2000 BC-146 BC
 
Ancient Rome 900 BC-476 AD
 
Middle Ages and Renaissance 500 AD-1500 AD
 
Mayans, Aztecs and Incas 
 
Here are some things to expect from 6th grade Social Studies:
 
* first formal look at a study of the world
 
* heavy focus on geography to understand the emergence, expansion and decline of civilizations and societies from the beginning of human existence to the Age of Exploration
 
* a look at the development of economic, political and social systems
 
* an examination of the various factors that shaped the development of civilizations, societies and regions in the ancient world
 
* a study of various civilizations, societies and regions from every continent -Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas 
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