• 6th Grade Social Studies:
         This year the children will be introduced to Ancient History.  Below you will find the topics of study we will explore:    
          
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    I. Prehistoric Man    
         * Paleolithic and Neolithic Eras                                                    
         * Influence of Geography on Early Man
         * Farming Revolution
         * What makes a "civilization"?
     
    2. River Valley Civilizations (Mesopotamia; Egypt; India; China):
         *  Geographical features and their influence on how the civilization developed
         *  Development of government; economy (trade); religion
         *  Daily Life
         *  achievements and contributions
     
    3. Ancient Civilizations: (Israelites; Greeks; Romans)
         *  Geographical features and their influence on how the civilization developed
         *  The development of government (oligarchy; theocracy; democracy; republic)
         *  Daily Life
         *  religion and its influence
         *  expansion/empires
     
    4.  World Religions: ( Hinduism; Buddhism; Judaism; Christianity and Islam)
         * beliefs
         * gods (polytheism vs montheism)
         * influence on individuals; politics; culture
         * location where practiced   
     
    5.  Middle Ages/Byzantine Empire
         * political changes (democratic-monarchies)
         * influence of the church
               - daily life of the people
               - politics
               - Crusades/ Black Death
         * Feudalism
        
     
     
     
       
     
     
     
     
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