In this grade, students investigate human history from the beginning until around 1500. They explore major and significant changes in each era through a chronological organization. Students learn about the earliest humans and explore early migration and settlement patterns. In studying the origins of farming and its impact upon emerging human cultures, students analyze evidence from the fields of archaeology and anthropology, and employ a wide range of data sources including artifacts, photographs, and geographic information. Students examine how the emergence of pastoral and agrarian societies set the stage for the development of powerful empires, trade networks, and the diffusion of people, resources, and ideas.

 

 

Mrs. Storey's 6th Grade Social Studies Class

Procedure Syllabus

 
Civics:
This year long course is dedicated to deepening the students understanding of how government works and engaging students to become active participants of the political process. This course will examine the national, state, and local government of the United States. Through a strong emphasis and reading and writing, students will analyze and make decisions involving public policy.
 
Economics:
This is a semester long course that builds economic literacy in students. The overarching problem of scarcity, unlimited human wants pursuing limited resources, is a focal point of the course. Students deepen prior knowledge of basic economic concepts and apply them to national and international economic systems and problems as a whole. Students study how interactions of buyers and sellers impact prices and supplies as well as the role of trade offs and incentives in consumer and business decisions.
 

Study of Psychology

World History and Geography Abstract

This is a year long course that introduces students to the study of World History in order to construct a common memory where humankind has been and what accounts for present circumstances. Building upon foundations from middle school, the course begins with a period of expanding hemispheric interactions around 300 C.E. and continues to present day. Within each historical era, students work at three interconnected spatial scales to study world history through several lenses: global, interregional, and regional. Through a global and comparative approach, students examine worldwide events, processes, and interactions among the world's people, cultures, societies, and environment.