History 6

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 and their role in developing social, economic, and political structures, as well as the establishing and spreading of 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.