Social Studies - Grade 6

Social Studies - Grade 6

Students in grade 6 compare the history, geography, government, economic systems, current issues, and cultures of the Western World with an emphasis on: (1) Europe, (2) North America, (3) South America, (4) Central America, (5) and the Caribbean region. Instructional programs for grade 6 students include experiences that foster the passage from concrete examples to abstract reasoning, concepts, ideas, and generalizations. Opportunities to develop skills include the use of a variety of resources and activities. Grade 6 students should acquire positive attitudes regarding active participation, cooperation, responsibility, open-mindedness, and respect for others. Along with the current academic standards for this subject, the History/Social Studies Content Area Literacy Standards are incorporated with the expectation of a continuum of reading and writing skills development.