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Sixth Grade Standards

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Concepts in the Social Studies Strands

UNIT 1: In the Beginning: Understanding the Ancient World


Have you ever wondered how did we get here? Why is the world as it is? How does the past shape the present? Where does time begin? What was life like for people “back then?” In this unit, we will explore these questions by focusing on the beginnings of the world and the development of communities in the ancient world. We will examine several ancient civilizations and societies to better understand the various factors that shaped their development and how the artifacts of these communities are reflected in today’s society. As we analyze these communities, identify any patterns that emerge as well as distinctive characteristics of each civilization.

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