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Skills available for Oregon sixth-grade social studies standards

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Historical Knowledge

Historical Thinking

  • 6.4 Explain how different cultures in the Western Hemisphere record history.

  • 6.5 Critique information to determine if it is sufficient to answer historical questions.

  • 6.6 Create and compare timelines that identify major people, events and developments in the history of individual civilizations and/or countries that comprise the Americas.

  • 6.7 Define and use the terms "decade," "century," and "millennium," and compare alternative ways that historical periods and eras are designated by identifying the organizing principles upon which each is based.

  • 6.8 Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests and beliefs.

  • 6.9 Differentiate between fact and interpretation in historical accounts and explain the meaning of historical passages by identifying who was involved, what happened, where it happened, and relating them to outcomes that followed and gaps in the historical record.

  • 6.10 Identify issues related to a historical event in the Americas and give basic arguments for and against that issue utilizing the perspectives, interests and values of those involved.


  • 6.11 Distinguish among different types of maps and use them to analyze an issue in the Western Hemisphere.

  • 6.12 Collect and analyze data to describe regions of the Western Hemisphere.

  • 6.13 Classify and analyze the types of connections between places in the Western Hemisphere.

  • 6.14 Identify physical features of the Western Hemisphere and explain their effects on people and events.

  • 6.15 Explain how people have adapted to or changed the physical environment in the Western Hemisphere.

  • 6.16 Explain how technological developments, societal decisions, and personal practices influence sustainability in the Western Hemisphere.

Civics and Government

Economics/Financial Literacy

Social Science Analysis