Sixth Grade Social Studies
Preparing students for the 21st century cannot be accomplished without a strong and sustaining emphasis on the social studies. The social studies provide cornerstone skills that are the key to opening doors for a more diverse, competitive workforce and responsible citizenry. Students use critical thinking, self-assessment, reasoning, problem-solving, collaboration, research, and investigation to make connections in new and innovative ways as they progress through social studies education. These standards outline the knowledge and skills needed to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.
|Standards and Grade Level Expectations|
|History||1||Analyze and interpret historical sources to ask and research historical questions||2||The historical eras, individuals, groups, ideas and themes in regions of the Western Hemisphere and their relationships with one another||Geography||1||Use geographic tools to solve problems||2||Human and physical systems vary and interact|
|Economics||1||Identify and analyze different economic systems||2||Saving and investing are key contributors to financial wellbeing (PFL)|
|Civics||1||Analyze the interconnected nature of the United States to other nations||2||Compare multiple systems of governments|
Thompson School District Curriculum Placemats
Thompson placemats provide specific information regarding the skills Sixth Graders will be able to master by the end of the school year.