SixthGrade

SOCIAL STUDIES

Course Description: Sixth grade students will study the beginning of early civilizations through the fall of the Roman Empire. Students will study the geographical, social, economic, and political foundations for early civilizations progressing through the Roman Empire. They will analyze the shift from nomadic societies to agricultural societies. Students will study the development of civilizations, including the areas of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Ancient Israel, Greece, and Rome.

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The study of these civilizations will include the impact of geography, early history, cultural development, and economic change. The geographic focus will include the study of physical and political features, economic development and resources, and migration patterns.

Human Origins in Africa 

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The original complete skull (without upper teeth and mandible) of a 2.1 million year old Australopithecus africanusspecimen so-called Mrs. Ples, discovered in South Africa.  Collection of the Transvaal Museum, Northern Flagship Institute, Pretoria, South Africa.

Ancient India

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Flight of Sultan Bahadur During Humayun's Campaign in Gujarat, 1535, Folio from an Akbarnama (History of Akbar). Pakistan, Lahore, Mughal.[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ancient Greece

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Achilles tending the wounded Patroclus (Attic red-figure kylix, ca. 500 BC) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Mesopotamia

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The fish-god Dagon was originally an Assyro-Babylonian fertility god who evolved into a major northwest Semitic god, reportedly of grain (symbolizing fertility) and fish and/or fishing (symbolizing abundance).[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ancient China

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A Western Portrait of China's Empress Dowager Cixi, 1903, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ancient Rome

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"Police Verso" by Jean-Leon Gerome, 1872.  Police verso is a Latin phrase, meaning "with a turned thumb", a hand gesture to pass judgement on a defeated gladiator. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ancient Egypt

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The Stele of Revealing. A funerary tablet by Ankh-af-na-khonsu, a 26th dynasty (apx. 725 BCE) Theban priest.[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

Ancient Israel

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Old Jerusalem Jewish Quarter, street Mosaic of symbols of the 12 tribes of ancient Israel.  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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