2. SS Standards


Sixth Grade SS Standards

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In the sixth grade, students will study world geography, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and The Middle Ages. The following standards are embedded in this curriculum. However, some strands of the standards will be covered in the seventh and eighth grade, and will not apply in sixth grade.


Applications of Social Studies Processes, Knowledge, and Skills

Al Current Events
Students research, select, and present a position on a current social studies issue.

A2 Decision Making
Student make individual and collaborative decisions on matters related to social studies using relevant information and research and discussion skills.

A3 Taking Action
Students select, plan, and implement a civic action or service-learning project based on a school, community, or State asset or need, and analyze the project’s effectiveness and civic contribution.


Civics and Government

B1 Knowledge, Concept, Themes, Patterns of Civics/Government
Students understand the basics of constitutional government in Maine, the United States, and examples of other forms of government around the world.

B2 Rights, Duties, Responsibilities, and Citizen Participation in Government
Students understand constitutional and legal rights, civic duties and responsibilities, and roles of citizens in a constitutional democracy.

B3 Individual, Cultural, International and Global Connections in Civics and Government
Students understand political and civic aspects of unity and diversity in Maine, the United States, and various world cultures including Maine Native Americans.


Economics

C1 Economic Knowledge, Concept, Themes, Patterns
Students understand the principles and processes or personal economics, the influence of economics on personal life and business, and the economic systems of Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world.


C2 Individual, Cultural, International and Global Connections in Economics
Students understand economic aspects of unity and diversity in Maine, the United States, and various world cultures, including Maine Native Americans.


Geography

D1 Geographic Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns
Students understand the geography of the community, Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world and the geographic influences on life in the past, present, and future.

D2 Individual, Cultural, International and Global Connections in Geography
Students understand geographic aspects of unity and diversity in Maine, the United States, and various world cultures, including Maine Native Americans.


History

E1 Historical Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns
Students understand major eras, major enduring themes, and historic influences in the history of Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world.

E2 Individual, Cultural, International and Global Connections in History
Students understand historical aspects of unity and diversity in Maine, the Unites States, and various world cultures, including Maine Native Americans.