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1 Mississippi Social Studies Frameworks, Western Hemisphere Studies (Grade 6) SIXTH GRADE (Western Hemisphere Studies) STRANDS: (C-Civics); (H-History); (G-Geography); (E-Economics) COMPETENCIES and Suggested Objectives 1. Examine characteristics of societies in the Western Hemisphere and trace their development. (C, H) a. Investigate the history and cultures of the regions of the Western Hemisphere (e.g., Canada, North America, Middle America, South America, and Antarctica). b. Compare and contrast the development of the United States with the development of other countries in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., Canada, Mexico, etc.). SE/TE: The Arrival of the Europeans, ; Growth and Conflict in the United States, ; The United States on the Brink of Change, ; The United States: A Nation of Immigrants, ; Early Civilizations of Middle America, ; The Incas: People of the Sun, ; European Conquest, ; The Cultures of Mexico and Central America, SE/TE: The Arrival of the Europeans, ; Growth and Conflict in the United States, ; The United States on the Brink of Change, ; The United States: A Nation of Immigrants, ; Early Civilizations of Middle America, ; The Incas: People of the Sun, ; European Conquest, ; The Cultures of Mexico and Central America,

2 2. Apply spatial and ecological perspectives to people, places, and environment using social studies tools (e.g., timelines, maps, globes, resources, graphs, a compass, technology, primary and secondary sources, charts, etc.). (C, H, E) a. Identify the relative location of the United States in relation to other countries in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., mapping Western Hemisphere, etc.). b. Analyze the human characteristics of places in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., homes, clothing, religion, language, literature, the arts, traditions, beliefs, behavior patterns and other cultural characteristics). c. Describe and compare population settlement patterns during different periods and in different regions of the Western Hemisphere (e.g., Mayan Empire, Aztec Empire, Native American regions, etc.). d. Analyze the physical characteristics of places in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., climate, resources, etc.). World Overview, 2 7; The Five Themes of Geography, 10 13; The Geographer s Tools, SE/TE: Social Groups, Language, and Religion, ; A Heritage of Diversity and Exchange, ; The United States: A Nation of Immigrants, ; The Canadian Mosaic, ; European Conquest, ; The Cultures of Mexico and Central America, SE/TE: Human Migration, M1, M14 M15; Why People Migrate, 67 73; The Arrival of the Europeans, ; Growth and Conflict in the United States, ; Human Migration, 405, 407 World Overview, 2 7; Climate and Weather, 40 49; Climate and Vegetation, ; Resources and Land Use, ; Climate and Vegetation,

3 d. Analyze the physical characteristics of places in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., climate, resources, etc.). e. Describe ecosystems and the differences between them throughout time. SE/TE: Climate and Vegetation, , ; Resources and Land Use, f. Analyze migration patterns of people over time in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., triangular trade, immigration, etc.). g. Interpret special purpose maps (e.g., climate, vegetation, population). SE/TE: Human Migration, M1, M14 M15; Why People Migrate, 67 73; The Arrival of the Europeans, ; Growth and Conflict in the United States, ; The United States: A Nation of Immigrants, ; The Canadian Mosaic, Human Migration, 405, 407 World Overview, 2 7; The Five Themes of Geography, 10 15; The Geographer s Tools, 16 22; Geography: Tools and Concepts,

4 h. Analyze information using social studies tools (e.g., graphs, maps, charts, tables, political cartoons, etc.). World Overview, 2 7; The Five Themes of Geography, 10 13; The Geographer s Tools, 16 22; Geography: Tools and Concepts; 26 57; Charts, Graphs, Tables, 155, 157, Analyze civic life, politics, and government in the Western Hemisphere. (C, H) a. Describe the essential characteristics of democracy, socialism, and communism, as found in the countries of the Western Hemisphere. b. Trace the evolution of political organizations in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., Organization of American States, etc.). SE/TE: Political Systems, 80 84; ; Cuba: Clinging to Communism, ; The Arrival of the Europeans/The Break with Britain, 179; Growth and Conflict in the United States, 182, ; The United States on the Brink of Change, 189, ; Standardized Test Prep, 211Haiti: A Democracy in Progress, SE/TE: Political Systems, 80 84; The United States and Canada Today, 208; The United States: A Nation of Immigrants, ; European Conquest, ; Cuba: Clinging to Communism, ; Haiti: A Democracy in Progress,

5 c. Assess the interactions of nations over time in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., political conflicts, commerce, transportation, immigration, etc.). d. Recognize the responsibilities of citizens in the regions of the Western Hemisphere. SE/TE: The United States and Canada Today, ; A Heritage of Diversity and Exchange, ; The United States: A Nation of Immigrants, ; European Conquest, ; Cuba: Clinging to Communism, ; Haiti: A Democracy in Progress, SE/TE: Earth s Human Geography/Representative Democracy, 83; Growth and Conflict in the United States, 182, ; The United States on the Brink of Change, 189, ; Standardized Test Prep, Examine the economic interactions of individuals, families, communities, businesses, and governments in the Western Hemisphere. (H, G, E) a. Determine the factors associated with the production of goods and services in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., trade, interdependence, supply, demand). SE/TE: Economic Systems/World Trade Patterns, 78 79; How People Use the Land, ; Resources and Land Use, ; Trade, , , 372, 383; The Atlantic Provinces: Relying on the Sea, ; Resources and Land Use, ; Brazil: Geography Shapes a Nation, ; Venezuela: Oil Powers the Economy,

6 b. Determine the factors associated with the consumption of goods and services in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., trade, interdependence, supply, demand). c. Identify and analyze the primary geographic causes for world trade. SE/TE: Economic Systems/World Trade Patterns, 78 79; How People Use the Land, ; Resources and Land Use, ; Trade, , , 372, 383; The Atlantic Provinces: Relying on the Sea, ; Resources and Land Use, ; Brazil: Geography Shapes a Nation, ; Venezuela: Oil Powers the Economy, SE/TE: Economic Systems/World Trade Patterns, 78 79; How People Use the Land, ; Resources and Land Use, ; The Atlantic Provinces: Relying on the Sea; Resources and Land Use, ; Trade, , 372, 383; Brazil: Geography Shapes a Nation, ; Venezuela: Oil Powers the Economy, Describe the impact of technology on development of the Western Hemisphere and its ecology. (C, H, G, E) a. Locate areas of ecological disasters brought on by man and the development of technology. SE/TE: People s Effect on the Environment, ; Resources and Land Use, , ; The Atlantic Provinces, 313, 315 the World CD-ROM - 6 -

7 a. Locate areas of ecological disasters brought on by man and the development of technology. b. Identify new technology and the direct effect it has had on the development of a specific area (e.g., drilling for oil and minerals, pollution from factories, new jobs, etc.). TECH: Online World Desk Reference; Teacher Express CD-ROM; Social Studies Skills Tutor CD-ROM SE/TE: Eyewitness Technology, 46, 130, 176, 252, 371, 449; The South, 259; The Midwest,

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