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Skills available for New Hampshire sixth-grade social studies standards

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Civics and Governments

Economics

  • SS:EC:1 Students will learn about their role in a free market, how decisions that they make affect the economy, and how changes in the economy can affect them.

    • SS:EC:6:1.1 Identify the role of the individual in factor and product markets.

    • SS:EC:6:1.2 Explain how specialization and productivity are related.

    • SS:EC:6:1.3 Recognize the relationship between productivity and wages, and between wages and standard of living.

  • SS:EC:2 Students will learn about the pillars of a free market economy and the market mechanism.

  • SS:EC:3 Students will be able to explain the business cycle and trends in economic activity over time.

    • SS:EC:6:3.1 Describe gross domestic product and its components, e.g., the difference between imports and exports.

    • SS:EC:6:3.2 Recognize the effects of inflation on people under different circumstances, e.g., limited resources including food, fuel or housing.

  • SS:EC:4 Students will understand how financial institutions and the government work together to stabilize our economy, and how changes in them affect the individual.

  • SS:EC:5 Students will recognize the importance of international trade and how economies are affected by it.

  • SS:EC:6 Students will be able to explain the importance of money management, spending credit, saving, and investing in a free market economy.

Geography

  • SS:GE:1 Students will demonstrate the ability to use maps, mental maps, globes, and other graphic tools and technologies to acquire, process, report, and analyze geographic information.

    • SS:GE:6:1.1 Translate mental maps into appropriate graphics to display geographic information and answer geographic questions, e.g., countries through which a person would travel between Cairo and Nairobi.

    • SS:GE:6:1.2 Apply the spatial concepts of location, distance, direction, scale, movement, and region, e.g., the relative and absolute location of the student's community, or the diffusion of the English language to the United States.

    • SS:GE:6:1.3 Utilize maps, globes, graphs, charts, models, and databases to analyze spatial distributions and patterns, e.g., climate zones, natural resources, or population density.

  • SS:GE:2 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions as well as how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.

  • SS:GE:3 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface and the characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems.

    • SS:GE:6:3.1 Describe how physical processes shape patterns in the physical environment, e.g., El Nino or erosion.

    • SS:GE:6:3.2 Identify the components of Earth's physical system, e.g., the lithosphere or hydrosphere.

    • SS:GE:6:3.3 Illustrate how physical processes produce changes in ecosystems, e.g., the process of succession after a forest fire or desertification.

    • SS:GE:6:3.4 Explain how human activities influence changes in ecosystems, e.g., the introduction of exotic species.

  • SS:GE:4 Students will demonstrate an understanding of human migration; the complexity of cultural mosaics; economic interdependence; human settlement patterns; and the forces of cooperation and conflict among peoples.

  • SS:GE:5 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the connections and consequences of the interactions between Earth's physical and human systems.

    • SS:GE:6:5.1 Understand the consequences of human modification of the physical environment, e.g., coastal development or forest management.

    • SS:GE:6:5.2 Examine the role of technology in the human modification of the physical environment, e.g., work animals or electrical production.

    • SS:GE:6:5.3 Appreciate how characteristics of different physical environments provide opportunities human activities or place constraints on human activities, e.g., winter sports tourism or annual flood patterns.

    • SS:GE:6:5.4 Assess why people have different viewpoints regarding resource use, e.g., water rationing or recycling.

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