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6.SP Disciplinary Skills and Processes
- Chronological reasoning requires understanding processes of change and continuity over time, which means assessing similarities and differences between historical periods and between the past and present.
- 6.SP1.1 Examine ways that historians and social scientists know about the past.
- 6.SP1.2 Analyze connections among events and developments in various geographic and cultural contexts.
- 6.SP1.3 Classify a series of historical events and developments as examples of change and/or continuity.
- 6.SP1.4 Evaluate the significance of past events and their effect on students’ lives and society.
- Thinking within the discipline involves the ability to identify, compare, and evaluate multiple perspectives about a given event to draw conclusions about that event since there are multiple points of view about events and issues.
- 6.SP2.1 Explain how and why perspectives of people have changed throughout different historical eras.
- 6.SP2.2 Analyze how people’s perspective influenced what information is available in the historical sources they created.
- Historians and Social Scientists gather, interpret, and use evidence to develop claims and answer historical, economic, geographical, and political questions and communicate their conclusions.
- 6.SP3.1 Define and frame compelling and supporting questions about issues and events in the time-period and region studied.
- 6.SP3.2 Use evidence to develop claims and counterclaims in response to compelling questions in the time period and region studied.
- 6.SP3.3 Classify the kinds of historical sources used in secondary interpretations.
- 6.SP3.4 Use information about a historical source including the author, date, place of origin, intended audience, and purpose to judge the extent to which the source is useful for studying a topic and evaluate the credibility of the source.
- 6.SP3.5 Use questions generated about multiple sources to identify further areas of inquiry and additional sources.
- 6.SP3.6 Construct and present arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources.
- 6.SP3.7 Construct and present explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples and details with relevant information and data.
- Thinking within the discipline involves the ability to analyze relationships among causes and effects and to create and support arguments using relevant evidence.
- 6.SP4.1 Explain the multiple causes and effects of events and developments in the past.
- 6.SP4.2 Organize applicable evidence into a coherent argument about the past.
- Citizens have individual rights, roles, and responsibilities.
- 6.C2.1 Analyze the beliefs, experiences, perspectives, and values that underlie points of view regarding civic issues in the time period and regions studied.
- Process, rules, and laws direct how individuals are governed and how society addresses problems.
- 6.C4.1 Explain challenges and opportunities people and groups face when solving local, regional, and/or global problems.
- 6.C4.2 Describe and apply civic virtues including deliberative processes that contribute to the common good and democratic principles in school, community, and government.
- A financially literate individual understands how to manage income, spending, and investment.
- 6.E1.1 Analyze the relationship between education, income, and job opportunities within the context of the time period and region studied.
- 6.E1.2 Give examples of financial risks that individuals and households face within the context of the time period and region studied.
- Individuals and institutions are interdependent within market systems.
- 6.E3.1 Describe the relationship between various costs and benefits of economic production.
- 6.E3.2 Explain the influence the factors of production have on the manufacture of goods and services within different cultures, regions, and communities.
- 6.E3.3 Analyze the influence of specialization and trade within diverse cultures and communities in regions studied.
- The interconnected global economy impacts all individuals and groups in significant and varied ways.
- 6.E5.1 Describe the factors that influence trade between countries or cultures.
- 6.E5.2 Explain the effects of increasing economic interdependence within distinct groups.
- The use of geographic representations and tools helps individuals understand their world.
- 6.G1.1 Use and construct maps, graphs, and other representations to explain relationships between locations of places and regions.
- Human-environment interactions are essential aspects of human life in all societies.
- 6.G2.1 Compare diverse ways people or groups of people have impacted, modified, or adapted to the environment of the Eastern Hemisphere.
- Examining human population and movement helps individuals understand past, present, and future conditions on Earth’s surface.
- 6.G3.1 Analyze how cultural and environmental characteristics affect the distribution and movement of people, goods, and ideas.
- 6.G3.2 Analyze the influence of location, use of natural resources, catastrophic environmental events, and technological developments on human settlement and migration.
- Global interconnections and spatial patterns are a necessary part of geographic reasoning.
- 6.G4.1 Explain why environmental characteristics vary among different world regions.
- 6.G4.2 Describe how natural and human-made catastrophic events and economic activities in one place affect people living in nearby and distant places.
- The development of civilizations, societies, cultures, and innovations have influenced history and continue to impact the modern world.
- 6.H1.1 Compare the development and characteristics of historical cultures and civilizations from different global regions within designated time periods.
- 6.H1.2 Explain the causes and effects of interactions between cultures and civilizations.
- Cycles of conflict and cooperation have shaped relations among people, places, and environments.
- 6.H2.1 Evaluate the causes and effects of conflict and resolution among different societies and cultures.
- Economic, political, and religious ideas and institutions have influenced history and continue to shape the modern world.
- 6.H3.1 Analyze the impact of religious, government, and civic groups over time.
- 6.H3.2 Generate questions to examine the similarities and differences between major world religions and the role of religion in the formation of regions and their cultural, political, economic, and social identity.
- 6.H3.3 Explain why communities, states, and nations have different motivations for their choices including individual rights, freedoms, and responsibilities.
- Patterns of social and political interactions have shaped people, places, and events throughout history and continue to shape the modern world.
- 6.H4.1 Describe how different group identities such as racial, ethnic, class, gender, regional, and immigrant/migration status emerged and contributed to societal and regional development, characteristics, and interactions over time.