What is social studies?
Students in grade six expand their understanding of history by studying the people and events that ushered in the dawn of the major Western and non-Western ancient civilizations. Geography is of special significance in the development of the human story. Continued emphasis is placed on the everyday lives, problems, and accomplishments of people, their role in developing social, economic, and political structures, as well as in establishing and spreading ideas that helped transform the world forever. Students develop higher levels of critical thinking by considering why civilizations developed where and when they did, why they became dominant, and why they declined. Students analyze the interactions among the various cultures, emphasizing their enduring contributions and the link, despite time, between the contemporary and ancient worlds.
Below you will find links to websites that offer games, videos and additional information about the ancient civilizations we will be focusing on. Some of the website links below will require you to right click to access the website. I challenge you to embark on your own journey of exploration.
• http://www.crystalinks.com/rome.html (Links are on the left hand side
running down the webpage)
Other Great Websites