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Skills available for South Carolina sixth-grade social studies standards

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6-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the development of the cradles of civilization as people moved from a nomadic existence to a settled life.

6-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in ancient civilizations and their contributions to the modern world.

6-3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of changing political, social, and economic cultures in Asia.

6-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the changing political, social, and economic cultures in Africa and the Americas.

6-5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Middle Ages and the emergence of nation-states in Europe.

  • Political systems are made up of the people, practices, and institutions that use power to make and enforce decisions. Feudalism during the Middle Ages in Europe was a political and economic system in which control of land was the main source of power. To understand feudalism and its relationship to the development of the European nation-states, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:

    • 6-5.1 Explain feudalism and its relationship to the development of European monarchies and nation-states, including feudal relationships, the daily lives of peasants and serfs, and the economy under the manorial system.

    • 6-5.2 Explain the effects of the Magna Carta on European society, its effect on the feudal system, and its contribution to the development of representative government in England.

    • 6-5.3 Summarize the course of the Crusades and explain their effects on feudalism and their role in spreading Christianity.

    • 6-5.4 Explain the role and influence of the Roman Catholic Church in medieval Europe.

    • 6-5.5 Summarize the origins and impact of the bubonic plague (Black Death) on feudalism.

6-6 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Age of Exploration on Europe and the rest of the world.