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Skills available for Michigan sixth-grade social studies standards

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6-G Geography

6-C Civics and Government

  • 6-C1 Purposes of Government: Analyze how people identify, organize, and accomplish the purposes of government.

    • 6-C1.1 Nature of Civic Life, Politics, and Government: Describe civic life, politics, and government and explain their relationships.

  • 6-C3 Structure and Functions of Government: Explain that governments are structured to serve the people. Describe the major activities of government, including making and enforcing laws, providing services and benefits to individuals and groups, assigning individual and collective responsibilities, generating revenue, and providing national security.

    • 6-C3.6 Characteristics of Nation-States: Describe the characteristics of nation-states and how they may interact.

  • 6-C4 Relationship of United States to Other Governments, World Issues, and World Governing Organizations: Explain ways in which governments interact with one another through trade, diplomacy, treaties and agreements, humanitarian aid, economic sanctions and incentives, military force, and the threat of force.

    • 6-C4.3 Conflict and Cooperation Between and Among Nations: Explain the various ways that governments interact both positively and negatively.

      • 6-C4.3.1 Explain how governments address national and international issues and form policies, and how the policies may not be consistent with those of other nation-states.

      • 6-C4.3.2 Explain the challenges to governments to address global issues, and the international cooperation needed to do so.

      • 6-C4.3.3 Analyze the impact of treaties, agreements, and international organizations on global issues.

6-E Economics

  • 6-E1 The Market Economy: Describe the market economy in terms of the relevance of limited resources, how individuals and institutions make and evaluate decisions, the role of incentives, how buyers and sellers interact to create markets, how markets allocate resources, and the economic role of Government in a market economy.

    • 6-E1.1 Individual, Business, and Government Choices: Describe how individuals, businesses, and government make economic decisions when confronting scarcity or surpluses in the market economy.

      • 6-E1.1.1 Explain how incentives and disincentives in the market economy can change the decision-making process.

  • 6-E2 The National Economy: Use economic concepts, terminology, and data to identify and describe how a national economy functions and to study the role of government as a provider of goods and services within a national economy.

    • 6-E2.3 Role of Government: Describe how national governments make decisions that affect the national economy.

      • 6-E2.3.1 Analyze the impact of sanctions, tariffs, treaties, quotas, and subsidies.

  • 6-E3 International Economy: Analyze reasons for individuals and businesses to specialize and trade, why individuals and businesses trade across international borders, and the comparisons of the benefits and costs of specialization and the resulting trade for consumers, producers, and governments.

    • 6-E3.1 Economic Systems: Describe how societies organize to allocate resources to produce and distribute goods and services.

      • 6-E3.1.1 Explain and compare how economic systems (traditional, command, market) answer the three basic economic questions: What goods and services will be produced? How will they be produced? For whom will they be produced? Also, who will receive the benefits or bears the costs of production?

      • 6-E3.1.2 Compare and contrast the economic and ecological costs and benefits of different kinds of energy production.

    • 6-E3.3 Economic Interdependence: Describe patterns and networks of economic interdependence, including trade.

      • 6-E3.3.1 Use charts and graphs to compare imports and exports of different countries in the world and propose generalizations about patterns of economic interdependence.

      • 6-E3.3.2 Diagram or map the flow of materials, labor, and capital used to produce a consumer product.

      • 6-E3.3.3 Explain how communication innovations have affected economic interactions and where and how people work.

6-P Process and Skills Standards