Colorado Academic Standards Social Studies Standards — Grade 6


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SS.6.1.1

Analyze and interpret historical sources to ask and research historical questions

SS.6.1.1.a

Identify ways different cultures record history (DOK 1)

SS.6.1.1.b

Interpret documents and data from multiple primary and secondary sources while formulating historical questions. Sources to include but not limited to art, artifacts, eyewitness accounts, letters and diaries, artifacts, real or simulated historical sites, charts, graphs, diagrams and written texts (DOK 1-3)

SS.6.1.1.c

Critique information to determine if it is sufficient to answer historical questions (DOK 1-3)

SS.6.1.2

The historical eras, individuals, groups, ideas and themes in regions of the Western Hemisphere and their relationships with one another

SS.6.1.2.a

Explain how people, products, cultures, and ideas interacted and are interconnected over key eras in the Western Hemisphere (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.1.2.b

Determine and explain the historical context of key people, events, and ideas over time including the examination of different perspectives from people involved. Topics to include but not limited to Aztec, Maya, Inca, Inuit, early Native American cultures of North America, major explorers, colonizers of countries in the Western Hemisphere, and the Columbian Exchange (DOK 1-3)

SS.6.1.2.c

Identify examples of the social, political, cultural, and economic development in key areas of the Western Hemisphere (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.2.1

Use geographic tools to solve problems

SS.6.2.1.a

Use longitude, latitude, and scale on maps and globes to solve problems (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.2.1.b

Collect and analyze data to interpret regions in the Western Hemisphere (DOK 1-3)

SS.6.2.1.c

Ask multiple types of questions after examining geographic sources (DOK 2-3)

SS.6.2.1.d

Interpret and communicate geographic data to justify potential solutions to problems (DOK 1-3)

SS.6.2.1.e

Distinguish different types of maps and use them in analyzing an issue (DOK 1-3)

SS.6.2.2

Human and physical systems vary and interact

SS.6.2.2.a

Classify and analyze the types of connections between places (DOK 2- 3)

SS.6.2.2.b

Identify physical features and explain their effects on people in the Western Hemisphere (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.2.2.c

Give examples of how people have adapted to their physical environment (DOK 1)

SS.6.2.2.d

Analyze positive and negative interactions of human and physical systems in the Western Hemisphere (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.3.1

Identify and analyze different economic systems

SS.6.3.1.a

Describe the characteristic of traditional, command, market, and mixed economic systems (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.3.1.b

Explore how different economic systems affect job and career options and the populations standards of living (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.3.1.c

Use economic reasoning to explain why certain careers are more common in one region than in another and how specialization results in more interdependence (DOK 2-3)

SS.6.3.2

Saving and investing are key contributors to financial well-being (PFL)

SS.6.3.2.a

Differentiate between saving and investing (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.3.2.b

Give examples of how saving and investing can improve financial well- being (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.3.2.c

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of saving for short- and medium-term goals (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.3.2.d

Explain the importance of an emergency fund (DOK 1)

SS.6.3.2.e

Explain why saving is a prerequisite to investing (DOK 1)

SS.6.3.2.f

Explain how saving and investing income can improve financial well- being (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.4.1

Analyze the interconnectedness of the United States and other nations

SS.6.4.1.a

Discuss advantages and disadvantages of living in an interconnected world (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.4.1.b

Examine changes and connections in ideas about citizenship in different times and places (DOK 1-3)

SS.6.4.1.c

Describe how groups and individuals influence the government and other nations (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.4.1.d

Explain how political ideas and significant people have interacted, are interconnected, and have influenced nations (DOK 1-3)

SS.6.4.1.e

Analyze political issues from both a national and global perspective over time (DOK 1-4)

SS.6.4.1.f

Identify historical examples illustrating how Americans from diverse backgrounds perceived and reacted to various global issues (DOK 1-3)

SS.6.4.2

Compare multiple systems of government

SS.6.4.2.a

Describe different forms of government (DOK 1)

SS.6.4.2.b

Identify how different forms of government relate to their citizens. Topics to include but limited to democracy and authoritarian government (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.4.2.c

Compare the economic components of different forms of government (DOK 1-2)

SS.6.4.2.d

Compare various governments and the liberties of their citizens (DOK 1-2)