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6th Grade History

 6th Grade History
​ The World in Temporal Terms: Historical Habits of Mind​​

H1.2 Historical Inquiry and Analysis: Use historical inquiry and analysis to study the past.

6– H1.2.1 Explain how historians use a variety of sources to explore the past (e.g., artifacts, primary and secondary sources including narratives, technology, historical maps, visual/mathematical quantitative data, radiocarbon dating, DNA analysis).

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H1.4 Historical Understanding:Use historical concepts, patterns, and themes to study the past.

6 – H1.4.1 Describe and use cultural institutions to study an era and a region (political, economic, religion/belief, science/technology, written language, education, family). ​ 

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6 – H1.4.2 Describe and use themes of history to study patterns of change and continuity.

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​​​ WHG ERA 1: The Beginnings of Human Society (beginnings to 4000  
 B.C.E.)

W1.1 Peopling of the Earth: Describe the spread of people in the Western Hemisphere in Era 1.

6 – W1.1.1 Describe the early migrations of people among Earth's continents (including the Berringa Land Bridge).   

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W1.2 Agricultural Revolution: Describe the Agricultural Revolution and explain why it is a turning point in history.

6 – W1.2.1 Describe the transition from hunter gatherers to sedentary agriculture (domestication of plants and animals).

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6 – W1.2.2 Describe the importance of the natural environment in the development of agricultural settlements in different locations (e.g., available water for irrigation, adequate precipitation, and suitable growing season).  

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6 – W1.2.3 Explain the impact of the Agricultural Revolution (stable food supply, surplus, population growth, trade, division of labor, development of settlements). Related Geography GLCEs: Patterns of Human Settlement 6-G4.3.2

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​​​ WHG ERA 2 - Early Civilizations and Cultures and Emergence of 
 Pastoral Peoples (4000 to 1000 B.C.E.)

W2.1 Early Civilizations and Early Pastoral Societies: Describe the characteristics of early Western Hemisphere civilizations and pastoral societies.

6 – W2.1.1 Explain how the environment favored hunter gatherer, pastoral and small scale agricultural ways of life in different parts of the Western Hemisphere  

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6 – W2.1.2 Describe how the invention of agriculture led to the emergence of agrarian civilizations (seasonal harvests, specialized crops, cultivation, and development of villages and towns).

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6 – W2.1.3 Use multiple sources of evidence to describe how the culture of early peoples of North America reflected the geography and natural resources available (e.g., Inuit of the Arctic, Kwakiutl of the Northwest Coast; Anasazi and Apache of the Southwest).

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6 – W2.1.4 Use evidence to identify defining characteristics of early civilizations and early pastoral nomads (government, language, religion, social structure, technology, and division of labor).


​​WHG ERA 3 - Classical Traditions and Major Empires, (1000 B.C.E. to 300 C.D.)

W3.1 Classical Traditions and Major Empires in the Western Hemisphere: Describe empires and agrarian civilizations in Mesoamerica and South America.

6 – W3.1.1 Analyze the role of environment in the development of early empires, referencing both useful environmental features and those that presented obstacles.

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6 – W3.1.2 Explain the role of economics in shaping the development of early civilizations (trade routes and their significance – Inca Road, supply and demand for products).

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6 – W3.1.3 Describe similarities and difference among Mayan, Aztec, and Incan societies, including economy, religion, and role and class structure.

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6 – W3.1.4 Describe the regional struggles and changes in governmental systems among the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan Empires. 

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6 – W3.1.5 Construct a timeline of main events on the origin and development of early and classic ancient civilizations of the Western Hemisphere (Olmec, Mayan, Aztec, and Incan). 

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