Grade 6

World History I

Somebody discovered the wheel. Somebody discovered written communication. Somebody even figured out how to count to ten. From the ancient river civilizations to China and its ancient dynasties, different civilizations left their mark on history. They also left their mark on how we live today. In this course, students join travel agent Mr. Lightfoot to travel back in time digging out the past of these ancient civilizations. 

Major Topics and Concepts

  • use timelines to establish the order of historical events
  • identify terms relating to time periods
  • use latitude and longitude coordinates to understand the relationship between people and places on the Earth
  • analyze the purposes and applications of political, physical, special purpose maps
  • describe the Six Essential Elements of Geography
  • interpret primary and secondary sources
  • describe the methods and tools historians use
  • describe how history relates to the other social sciences
  • describe the roles of historians and recognize how historical interpretations may differ
  • locate sites in Africa and Asia where archaeologists have found evidence of early human societies, and trace their migration patterns to other parts of the world
  • analyze the challenges of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle
  • describe the growth of Rome before the Punic Wars
  • explain the impact of the Punic Wars on the development of the Roman Empire
  • describe the government of the Roman Republic
  • explain how the Roman Republic contributed to the development of democratic principles
  • describe the life and culture in the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
  • describe the social structure of the Roman Republic
  • compare life in the Roman Republic for various social groups
  • describe the impact of Rome’s expansion on the economy and society
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