6th Grade: Social Studies 6
Social Studies 6 is a geography-based course that introduces students to the physical and human geography of the world. Students will explore patterns of natural and human characteristics and use case studies to examine how the physical environment has provided both benefits and obstacles to human society. In doing so, students will explore how humans have used, adapted, or modified their environment and the consequences. Students will examine a variety of global issues that come from human activities such as migration and settlement, culture and cultural diffusion, population and demographic changes, resource use, and increasing networks of trade and economic interdependence. Students will investigate how local, national, and international governmental and non- governmental organizations respond to contemporary issues. The different regions of the world will be used to illuminate examples of how these global issues or problems affect people in places around the world. They will deepen their understanding of the disciplines of history, geography, economics and political science. Students will explore how all of these social studies fields are both complementary and interdependent.