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Skills available for Rhode Island sixth-grade social studies standards

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Civics & Government

Historical Perspectives/Rhode Island History


  • G 1 Understanding and interpreting the organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface provides an understanding of the world in spatial terms.

    • G 1 (5-6)-1 Students understand maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies by

    • G 1 (5-6)-2 Students interpret the characteristics and features of maps by

      • a recognizing spatial information provided by different types of maps (e.g., physical, political, map projections).

      • b interpreting the spatial information from maps to explain the importance of the data.

  • G 2 Physical and human characteristics (e.g., culture, experiences, etc.) influence places and regions.

  • G 3 (Movement) Human systems and human movement affect and are affected by distribution of populations and resources, relationships (cooperation and conflict), and culture.

  • G 4 Patterns emerge as humans settle, modify, and interact on Earth's surface to limit or promote human activities.

    • G 4 (5-6)-1 Students explain how humans depend on their environment by

      • a researching and reporting how humans depend on the environment.

      • b explaining how human dependence on environment influenced development of civilizations.

    • G 4 (5-6)-2 Students explain how humans react or adapt to an ever-changing physical environment by

      • a identifying and describing human reactions to changes in their physical environment.

      • b analyzing the impact of human reactions to environmental changes.

    • G 4 (5-6)-3 Students explain how human actions modify the physical environment by

      • a identifying how human actions have changed the physical environment and describe its effects.


  • E 1 Individuals and societies make choices to address the challenges and opportunities of scarcity and abundance.

    • E 1 (5-6)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of basic economic concepts by

    • E 1 (5-6)-2 Students demonstrate an understanding that scarcity and abundance causes individuals to make economic choices by

      • a comparing the cost and benefits of consumer and producer choices to determine the value.

      • b providing examples of how a society defines or determines wealth.

    • E 1 (5-6)-3 Students demonstrate an understanding that societies develop different ways to deal with scarcity and abundance by

      • a describing the distribution of goods and services.

      • b identifying how scarcity impacts the movement of people and goods.

  • E 2 Producers and consumers locally, nationally, and internationally engage in the exchange of goods and services.

  • E 3 Individuals, institutions and governments have roles in economic systems.

    • E 3 (5-6)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence created by economic decisions by

      • a depicting the cyclical relationship of the participants within an economy (e.g., barter, feudal system, global economy).

    • E 3 (5-6)-2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the role of government in a global economy by

      • a identifying how governments provide goods and services in a market economy by taxing and borrowing.

      • b citing examples of how government policies can positively or negatively impact an economy.