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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.

  • Asian cultures were developing in ways both similar to and different from those in other parts of the world. The cultures of China, India, Japan, and the Middle East influenced each other's growth and development as well as that of the rest of the world. To understand the contributions of Asian societies that have endured and are evident in our society today, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:

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

  • African and American cultures were developing independently in ways similar to and different from those in other parts of the world. These cultures also influenced the development of the rest of the world. To understand that the contributions of African and American cultures have endured and are evident in our society today, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:

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.