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1 Social Studies 6 Topic: Maps and Globes and Graphs and Time Transferable Concepts: change 3: Geography Geography Geographers use maps, globes, and graphs to study the Earth and everything on it. Types of maps: Political Physical Topographic Thematic/ex: precipitation, population) Road Use latitude and longitude to locate specific places on a map Use key and scale in various types of maps Mediterranean, climate, basin, oasis, steppe, fjord, irrigation, arable land, silt, desalination, region Historians use timelines to link the past to the present. Use historical time concepts Read and use a timeline years, decades, centuries, millennia, B.C., A.D. 1

2 Social Studies 6 Topic: Early Civilizations Transferable Concepts: culture 3: Geography 4: Economics River Valley Civilizations Enduring Understanding: Civilizations change over time. Essential Question: What is a civilization? Economics: Resources and agriculture made it easier to meet human needs and advanced technological development Delta locations made possible more trade and transportation, increasing the exchange of ideas between cultures. Explain how agriculture affected the way people lived Make a connection between geographic location and ease of trade and transportation Explain how delta locations made trade and transportation possible, increasing the exchange of ideas between cultures Conclude that trade led to cultural diffusion Demonstrate cause and effect Civilizations developed in four fertile river valleys across the world: Mesopotamia Egypt Indus Valley China (focus on any two) Explain the characteristics of a civilization 2

3 Social Studies 6 Topic: Early Civilizations con t. Transferable Concepts: change, culture 3: Geography 4: Economics River Valley Civilizations con t. Favorable farmland allowed cultures to create a surplus. This, in turn, allowed for specialization. Flood Silt Fertile land Surplus Specialization Geography: Civilizations developed in River Valleys because geographic conditions are most favorable and influence land use. Across time, technological innovations have had both positive and negative effects on people, places and religions. Populations grew due to development of agriculture. Define parts of a river and delta Locate physical feature and natural boundaries of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, and China Compare to present day boundaries of Middle East

4 Social Studies Topic: Early Civilizations con t. Transferable Concepts: change, culture River Valley Civilizations con t. The invention of writing made more complex civilizations and technologies possible. The roles of slavery and religion in early civilizations. Explain how the invention of writing led to a more complex civilization : Geography 4: Economics Government: New forms of political order developed to meet the more complex needs of societies. Identify examples of how people have held differing assumptions regarding power, authority, governments and law culture, cultural diffusion, polytheism, monotheism 5: Civics, Citizenship and Government Governments change over time to meet the changing needs and wants of their people. Give examples of changing needs and wants of people and the effects on government Culture: Judaism has its roots as a religious and cultural system in Mesopotamia. Contributions of early civilization continue to be important today. Describe how contributions of early civilizations, continue to be important today 4

5 Social Studies 6 Topic: Classical Civilizations Transferable Concepts: interdependence, survival 3: Geography Economics: People have unlimited needs which must be met with limited resources. Societies must decide what goods are important to be produced, how they shall be produced and for who they shall be produced. Demonstrate how needs for food, clothing and shelter were met in these civilizations scarcity, supply and demand, markets, resources, productivity, surplus, economic growth 4: Economics Geography: How the environment has affected the people as they interact with it and how people affect the environment Illustrate the physical features of Italy and Greece and the surrounding seas and explain the impact the features have on daily life. 5

6 Social Studies Topic: Classical Civilizations con t. Transferable Concepts: culture : Civilizations and cultures can be explored through the arts and sciences, key documents, and other important artifacts. This period was marked by major achievements in literature, music, painting, sculpture and architecture. Contributions: Contributions of Greco Roman civilizations continue to be important today. Explain how urbanization is a characteristic of these civilizations. Give examples of how the civilizations and cultures of Greece and Rome have contributed ideas, beliefs and traditions to the history of humankind. Identify individuals and groups who have made major contributions to civilization. Explain the contributions and how they are used today 6

7 Norwich City Schools Topic: Classical Civilizations con t. Transferable Concepts: change, culture 5: Civics, Citizenship, and Government Culture: As the empires of Greece and Rome expanded, this led to cultural diffusion. The role of religion in Grecoroman civilization and the myths and legends, which are a part of western cultural tradition Government: Systems of government have their origins in the past (democracy, republic) Formalized governmental structures play a major role in maintaining social order and control. Internal and external factors led to the decline of the Roman Empire. Give examples of how migration has led to cultural diffusion Explain the role religion plays in Greek and Roman myths Describe the importance of mythology in Greco- Roman civilization Give examples of new forms of political order developed to meet the more complex needs of societies Explain in detail what led to the fall of the Roman Empire cultural diffusion democracy republic 7

8 Topic: Medieval Europe Transferable Concepts: change, culture 3: Geography Dark Ages Economics: With the decline of the Roman Empire, trade declined throughout Europe, which resulted in a regression to traditional economies (landbased). The fall of the Roman Empire affected Europe in many ways. Demonstrate cause/effect relationship between the decline of the Roman Empire and the decline of trade 4: Economics Geography: major mountain ranges, rivers and seas of Western Europe Locate major physical features (using maps, globes, aerial and other photos, satellite images) and explain how they affected daily life. 8

9 Topic: Medieval Europe con t. Transferable Concepts: change, culture 3: Geography 4: Economics Middle Ages Life in the Middle Ages Economics: The system of feudalism Trade was stimulated by the Crusades. Geography: The migration of groups of people led to cultural diffusion because people carry their ideas and ways of life with them when they move from one place to another. Explain the system of feudalism and how it organized the hierarchy of society. Explain what the crusades were Explain how trade was stimulated by the crusades. Explain how people traveling during the crusades shared and acquired new ideas and beliefs. 9

10 Date Norwich City Schools Topic: Medieval Europe con t. Transferable Concepts: change, culture, interdependence, survival Middle Ages con t. Government: Political boundaries and governments change over time to meet the changing needs and wants of their people Explain the shift from absolute, to limited, to constitutional monarch social hierarchy feudalism Magna Carta 3: Geography 4: Economics and Culture: The development and role of Islam and Christianity Explain feudalism Explain the role of religion during the Middle Ages Feudalism Islam Christianity 5: Civics, Citizenship, and Government Renaissance Economics: The Renaissance developed as a result of trade and contact with the East. Explain how trade and contact with the East resulted in the development of the Renaissance. Geography: During the late Middle Ages and Renaissance periods, new long distance trade routes emerged, linking the peoples of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Locate trade routes on a map and explain how these routes linked people of Africa, Asia, and Europe 10

11 Topic: Medieval Europe con t. Transferable Concepts: change, culture, conflict Renaissance con t. : The Renaissance was marked by major achievements in literature, music, painting sculpture, architecture, and science. Cite examples of the major achievements that occurred during the Renaissance and explain how they have contributed to modern day society 5: Civics, Citizenship, and Government The roots of conflict between Moslems and Christians developed during the Crusades. Government: What caused the decline of the feudal system? Describe how the conflict between Moslems and Christians during the crusades affected life in Europe and the Middle East Explain the events that contributed to the decline of feudalism 11

12 Norwich City Schools Topic: The Reformation and other Religious Links to Modern Europe Transferable Concepts: culture, change, conflict : The role Martin Luther (95 Theses) had in the Reformation and the effects his beliefs had on Catholicism and Judaism. Religions and other belief systems united and divided the peoples of the Eastern Hemisphere. Uniting of German-speaking people led to persecution of Jewish people. Explain that the invention of the printing press had both positive and negative effects on people, places, and regions during the Reformation 12

13 Norwich City Schools Topic: World Conflict Transferable Concepts: culture, change, survival, conflict 5: Civics, Citizenship, and Government World War World War II Nationalism: The nations and regions of the Eastern Hemisphere can be analyzed in terms of human systems, environment, and society. Nationalism led to conflicts between nations. Government: Governments change over time to meet the changing needs and wants of their people. Hitler s attempt to dominate the world led to the beginning of WWII. Explain how nationalism led to a series of national alliances Sequence events that led to WWI Describe the war and its results Compare and Contrast Communism, Socialism, and Democracy Distinguish between Fascism, Totalitarian, and Dictatorship Sequence the events of WWII Explain how Hitler fostered the rise of Nazism in Germany nationalism communism socialism democracy fascism totalitarian dictatorship 13

14 Norwich City Schools Topic: World Conflict con t. Transferable Concepts: culture, change, survival, conflict 5: Civics, Citizenship, and Government Holocaust Hitler s theory of the Master Race devastated an entire ethnic group. : The crime of genocide crosses cultures and eras; Jews and other groups experienced devastation at the hands of Nazi Germany. Explain the effects of the actions taken by Nazis on the Jewish people Analyze the causes and effects of the Holocaust 14

15 Topic: Modern Eastern Hemisphere (Expert Topic) Transferable Concepts: culture, change, survival, interdependence, conflict and Culture : The civilizations and cultures of the Eastern Hemisphere have contributed important ideas, beliefs, and traditions to the history of humankind. Research and demonstrate an understanding of how the following concepts relate to a country of study and how they have changed from past (ex. Middle Ages) to present times Religions and belief systems both uniting and dividing the people through history. Different individuals and groups who have played important roles and made important contributions throughout history. Major achievements in literature, music, painting, sculpture, and architecture. 15

16 Topic: Modern Eastern Hemisphere (Expert Topic) Transferable Concepts: culture, change, survival, interdependence, conflict 3: Geography Geography Geography affects the daily lives of people in the country of study. Geography: The nations and regions of Europe can be analyzed in terms of spatial organization, places, regions, and physical settings including natural resources, and climate. Research and demonstrate knowledge of the location of a country of study from a global perspective Research and demonstrate an understanding how geography affects the daily life of people in a country of study 5: Civics, Citizenship, and Government Government European governments maintain social order and control. Government: In modern political states, formalized governmental structures play a major role in maintaining social order and control. Research and demonstrate and understand the way the government is structured and is run in a country of study Research and demonstrate an understanding of rights and responsibilities of citizens as defined by their country of study Research and demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of the United Nations 16

17 Norwich City Schools Topic: Modern Eastern Hemisphere (Expert Topic) Transferable Concepts: culture, change, survival, interdependence, conflict 4: Economics Economics The economy of a county determines which goods and services are produced and how they are distributed. Economy: The difference between traditional, market, command, or mixed economy along with interdependence on the economies of other countries. Scarcity Resources Productivity Economic growth Budgets Present economic standing Research skills: Note taking/summarizing Locating Materials Writing process Bibliography Research and demonstrate an understanding of which goods are produced based on supply and demand Scarcity Resources Productivity Economic growth Budgets Present economic standing 17

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