Academic Standard: Grade Level or Course

Sixth Grade: World History and Geography: Early Civilizations throughthe Decline of the Roman Empire (5th centry C.E.)
Initiative: 
Tennessee State Standards
Set: 
Social Studies (2014-2019)
Type: 
Grade Level or Course — Grade Level
Code: 
6
Grade range: 
No grade range
Groupings:
Educational Division = Primary Education

<p><strong>Content Strands:</strong> Many academic standards for social studies courses are categorized into <em>content strands</em> as indicated by letter codes. (C=Culture, E=Economics, G=Geography, H=History, P=Politics/Government, TN=Tennessee)</p>

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. 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. The sixth grade will conclude with the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This course will be the first concentrated study of world history and geography and will utilize appropriate informational texts and primary sources.
 
Elements within this Grade Level or Course
 
Subject
 
Human Origins in Africa through the Neolithic Age
 
Mesopotamia: c. 3500-1200 BC/BCE
 
Ancient Egypt: c. 3000-1200 BC/BCE
 
Ancient India
 
Ancient China
 
Ancient Israel, c. 2000 BC/BCE-70 AD/CE
 
Ancient Greece, c. 800-300 BC/BCE
 
Ancient Rome, c. 500 BC/BCE-500 AD/CE