Arkansas Social Studies Learning Standards — Grade 6

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Examine origins and purposes of government to 1500 C.E. (e.g., belief systems, Mandate of Heaven, resource allocation, Magna Carta) D2.Civ.3.6-8


Compare origins, functions, structure, and different forms of executive leadership in systems of government in a variety of civilizations D2.Civ.5.6-8


Compare structure of government and functions of civilizations in different times and places (e.g., patriarchal, tribe, city-state, nation) D2.Civ.6, 14.6-8


Compare power, rules, and responsibilities of civil societies in different times and places D2.Civ.1, 6, 12, 14.6-8


Compare ways in which various civilizations foster social responsibility and civic virtues D2.Civ.1, 2, 7.6-8


This SLE is specific to United States history; however, students should continue to demonstrate proper procedures for recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and flag etiquette


Analyze rights, responsibilities, and privileges of individuals in various societies to 1500 C.E. D2.Civ.1.6-8


Examine civic virtues that guide government, society, and communities over time D2.Civ.8.3-5


Evaluate the function and effects of rules, laws and treaties on civilizations to 1500 C.E. (Code of Hammurabi, Justinian Code) D2.Civ.3, 12.6-8


Analyze ways rules and laws change society and reasons why people change rules and laws over time D2.Civ.12.3-5


Explain the development of policies to address public problems in various civilizations over time D2.Civ.10, 12.6-8


Examine ways trade-offs have allowed civilizations to get the most out of scarce resources D2.Eco.2.6-8


Analyze historical developments in various regions across the world to 1500 C.E. using models of economic decision making (e.g., nomadic vs. agrarian, invasions, trade) D2.Eco.1.6-8


Analyze ways division of labor and specialization affected the development of civilizations D2.Eco.6.6-8


Analyze ways human, natural, and capital resources were organized to produce and deliver goods and services in early civilizations to 1500 C.E. (e.g., caravans, public works projects, Silk Road, trade routes) D2.Eco.3.6-8


Compare effects of supply and demand on early markets D2.Eco. 4.6-8


Evaluate the emergence of new economic systems and their impact on civilizations (e.g., manorialism, mercantilism, capitalism) D2.Eco.4.6-8


Analyze the development of currency as a medium of exchange D2.Eco.5.6-8


Examine roles of early financial institutions on economies in various regions worldwide D2.Eco.9.6-8


Investigate ways that governments in different regions pay for the goods and services they provide D2.Eco.12.6-8


Analyze the economic development of civilizations to 1500 C.E. using data D2.Eco.11.6-8


Evaluate effects of war and conflict on societies and civilizations to 1500 C.E. using economic factors D2.Eco.11.6-8


Identify barriers to trade and ways those barriers influence trade among civilizations D2.Eco.14.6-8


Identify benefits and costs of trade policies/guidelines/strategies to various individuals, businesses, and societies (e.g., prestige, wealth, conflict, competition, alliances) D2.Eco.15.6-8


Analyze relationships between human settlements and movements and the location and use of natural resources in various regions up to 1500 C.E. D2.Geo.8.6-8


Analyze effects of environmental and cultural characteristics on the distribution and movement of people, goods, and ideas in various regions of the world using multiple sources of information (e.g., push- pull-factors) D2.Geo.7.6-8


Analyze the impact of global population shifts in various eras and regions (e.g., Bantu migration, urbanization) D2.Geo.12.6-8


Compare ways spatial patterns of economic activities in a place change over time because of interactions with nearby and distant places D2.Geo.11.6-8


Analyze cooperation within communities during and after natural and human-made disasters (e.g., disease/plague, famine, weather phenomena, war) D2.Geo.12.3-5


Analyze locations of various societies and their cultural and environmental characteristics to 1500 C.E. using a variety of geographic representations D2Geo1, 2.6-8


Explain relationships between physical and human characteristics in various places using a variety of geographic representations D2.Geo.2.6-8


Synthesize information from a variety of sources to construct maps and other geographic representations to ask and answer compelling questions D2Geo3.6-8


Analyze effects of human-generated changes in the physical environment in various places and regions over time up to 1500 C.E. D2.Geo.6.6-8


Analyze ways cultural characteristics influenced population distribution in various civilizations up to 1500 C.E. D2.Geo.6.6-8


Analyze ways climate and environmental characteristics influenced where groups lived and how they adjusted to the environment in various civilizations up to 1500 C.E. D2.Geo.4.6-8


Compare hunter-gatherer and agrarian societies (e.g., tools, shelter, diet, use of fire, cave paintings, artifacts, clothing, rituals, daily life, gender roles) D2.His.1, 2, 3.6-8


Examine key concepts and influences of major belief systems on societies ? Buddhism ? Christianity ? Confucianism ? Hinduism ? Judaism D2.His.1, 3, 4, 5.6-8


Analyze the rise and contributions of major empires and civilizations of the world using a variety of sources (e.g., decimal, art, literature, Code of Justinian, Li Bo, Al Bakir) ? African kingdoms ? Byzantine Empire ? Muslim empires ? Tang China ? Maya D2.His.3, 4.6-8


Examine causes and effects of conflict within and among the major empires and civilizations D2.His.14.6-8


Evaluate how the fall of the Roman Empire affected Europe (e.g., Norse invasions, rise of the power of the Roman Catholic Church, Frankish Kingdoms, Charlemagne) D2.His.15.6-8


Examine key concepts and influences of major belief systems on societies ? Buddhism ? Christianity ? Confucianism ? Hinduism ? Judaism ? Islam D2.His.1, 3, 4, 5.6-8


Analyze the global influence and impact of the achievements and perspectives of various individuals (e.g., Gutenberg, Joan of Arc, Niccolo Machiavelli, Saladin, Sundiata Keita, Mansa Musa, Genghis Khan) D2.His.4.6-8


Examine effects of invaders from various regions on societies (e.g., disease, famine, cultural assimilation, Mongols, Vikings, Crusade, Maya, Aztecs) D2.His.15.6-8


Analyze long-term effects of technological innovations on civilizations (e.g., Zheng Hes war ships, printing press, Maya calendar, Great Zimbabwe) D2.His.1.6-8


Analyze ways new ideas contributed to the development of the modern world using multiple sources and perspectives (e.g., empire building, Humanism, isolationism, education) D2.His.2.6-8


Analyze effects of cultural interactions and connections among societies over time (e.g., art, literature, religion, architecture, music, science, technology) D2.His.1.6-8


Construct arguments about lasting achievements of early civilizations using multiple sources D2.His.3, 10, 16.6-8


Examine advantages and disadvantages of a growing interdependent world (e.g., Hundred Years War, Crusades, Black Death, cultural diffusion, exploration, education, trade, tributes) D2.His.15.6-8


Analyze early river valley civilizations to determine similarities and differences, using a variety of sources (e.g., artifacts, Epic of Gilgamesh, hieroglyphics, oracle bones) D2.His.1, 2, 3, 13.6-8; D3.1.6-8


Construct arguments about characteristics necessary for a civilization using multiple sources (e.g., writing systems, government, religion, specialization of labor, technology, economic systems, education) D2.His.2, 3, 16.6-8


Compare characteristics, contributions, and achievements of early river valley civilizations ? Mesopotamia ? Egypt ? Indus River Valley ? China D2.His.1, 2, 3.6-8


Identify social and cultural effects of militarization and the emergence of new kingdoms on early civilizations (e.g., chariot transport, warfare, invaders) D2.His.1, 2, 3, 14, 15.6-8


Compare reasons for the rise and decline of major empires and civilizations using a variety of sources ? Greece ? Gupta ? China ? Rome ? Olmec D2.His.1, 2, 3, 15.6-8


Analyze the significance of contributions made by major empires and civilizations of the world (e.g., concept of zero, crossbow, architecture, government, calendar) D2.His.3.6-8


Examine causes and effects of conflict within and among the major empires (e.g., Persian War, Punic Wars, Greek city-states) D2.His.14.6-8