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Skills available for Kentucky sixth-grade social studies standards

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Government and Civics

  • Enduring Knowledge – Understandings

    • SS-6-GC-U-1 the purposes and sources of power in present day governments vary, each reflecting and impacting the culture(s) of the people governed.

    • SS-6-GC-U-2 individual rights of people vary under different forms of government.

    • SS-6-GC-U-3 democratic governments of the present day function to protect the rights, liberty and property of their citizens while promoting the common good.

    • SS-6-GC-U-4 the United States does not exist in isolation; its democratic form of government has played and continues to play a role in our interconnected society.

  • Skills and Concepts

    • SS-6-GC-S-1 demonstrate an understanding (e.g., speak, draw, write, projects, present) of the nature of government:

    • SS-6-GC-S-2 describe/give examples of similarities and differences between rights and responsibilities of individuals living in countries with different forms of government

    • SS-6-GC-S-3 analyze information from a variety of print and non-print sources (e.g., books, documents, articles, observations, interviews) to investigate, explain and answer questions about different forms of government in the present day

Cultures and Societies

  • Enduring Knowledge – Understandings

    • SS-6-CS-U-1 culture is a system of beliefs, knowledge, institutions, customs/traditions, languages and skills shared by a group of people. Through a society's culture, individuals learn the relationships, structures, patterns and processes to be members of the society.

    • SS-6-CS-U-2 cultures develop social institutions (e.g., government, economy, education, religion, family) to structure society, influence behavior and respond to human needs.

    • SS-6-CS-U-3 interactions among individuals and groups assume various forms (e.g., compromise, cooperation, conflict, competition) and are influenced by culture.

    • SS-6-CS-U-4 culture affects how people in a society behave in relation to groups and their environment.

    • SS-6-CS-U-5 an appreciation of the diverse complexity of cultures is essential in our global society.

  • Skills and Concepts



Historical Perspective

  • Enduring Knowledge – Understandings

    • SS-6-HP-U-1 interactions among countries and people are complex because of cultural, political, economic, geographic and historical differences.

    • SS-6-HP-U-2 people and groups react and adapt to change over time in a variety of ways based on their needs, goals and experiences.

  • Skills and Concepts

    • SS-6-HP-S-1 demonstrate an understanding of the interpretative nature of history using a variety of tools and resources (e.g., primary and secondary sources, Internet, timelines, maps):

      • a investigate and chronologically describe (e.g., using timelines, charts, fictional and report writing, role playing) major events in present day regions of the world and draw inferences about their importance

      • b examine potential causes of recent historical events and show connections among causes and effects; use cause-effect relationships to identify patterns of historical change influenced by government, culture, economics and/or geography

      • c analyze historical events, conditions and perspectives of different individuals and groups (e.g., by gender, race, region, ethnic group, age, economic status, religion, political group) in present day regions of the world

    • SS-6-HP-S-2 analyze major historical events and people in present day regions of the world using information from print and non-print sources (e.g., biographies, autobiographies, films, magazines, Internet)