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Washington's Sixth Grade Standards

  • WA.1. Ealr / Domain: CIVICS

    The student understands and applies knowledge of government, law, politics, and the nation's fundamental documents to make decisions about local, national, and international issues and to demonstrate thoughtful, participatory citizenship.

    • 1.2. Component / Goal:

      Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.

      • 1.2.3. Benchmark / Gle: FORMS OF GOVERNMENT

        Understands a variety of forms of government from the past or present.

    • 1.3. Component / Goal:

      Understands the purposes and organization of international relationships and United States foreign policy.

      • 1.3.1. Benchmark / Gle: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

        Analyzes how societies have interacted with one another in the past or present.

    • 1.4. Component / Goal:

      Understands civic involvement.

      • 1.4.1. Benchmark / Gle: CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

        Understands the historical origins of civic involvement.

  • WA.2. Ealr / Domain: ECONOMICS.

    The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies

    • 2.1. Component / Goal:

      Understands that people have to make choices between wants and needs and evaluate the outcomes of those choices.

      • 2.1.1. Benchmark / Gle: ECONOMIC CHOICES

        Analyzes the costs and benefits of economic choices made by groups and individuals in the past or present.

    • 2.2. Component / Goal:

      Understands how economic systems function.

      • 2.2.1. Benchmark / Gle: ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

        Understands the production, distribution, and consumption of goods, services, and resources in societies from the past or in the present.

      • 2.2.2. Benchmark / Gle: TRADE

        Understands how the forces of supply and demand have affected international trade in the past or present.

    • 2.3. Component / Goal:

      Understands the government's role in the economy.

      • 2.3.1. Benchmark / Gle: GOVERNMENT AND THE ECONOMY

        Understands the role of government in the world's economies through the creation of money, taxation, and spending in the past or present.

    • 2.4. Component / Goal:

      Understands the economic issues and problems that all societies face.

      • 2.4.1. Benchmark / Gle: ECONOMIC ISSUES

        Understands the distribution of wealth and sustainability of resources in the world in the past or present.

  • WA.3. Ealr / Domain: GEOGRAPHY

    The student uses a spatial perspective to make reasoned decisions by applying the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrating knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments.

    • 3.1. Component / Goal:

      Understands the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, and location of places, regions, and spatial patterns on the Earth's surface.

      • 3.1.1. Benchmark / Gle: MAPS AND GEOGRAPHIC TOOLS

        Constructs and analyzes maps using scale, direction, symbols, legends and projections to gather information.

      • 3.1.2. Benchmark / Gle: CHARACTERISTICS AND SPATIAL ORGANIZATION OF PLACES AND REGIONS

        Identifies the location of places and regions in the world and understands their physical and cultural characteristics.

    • 3.2. Component / Goal:

      Understands human interaction with the environment.

      • 3.2.1. Benchmark / Gle: HUMAN-ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTION

        Understands and analyzes how the environment has affected people and how people have affected the environment in the past or present.

      • 3.2.2. Benchmark / Gle: CULTURE

        Understands the characteristics of cultures in the world from the past or in the present.

      • 3.2.3. Benchmark / Gle: HUMAN MIGRATION

        Understands the geographic factors that influence the movement of groups of people in the past or present.

    • 3.3. Component / Goal:

      Understands the geographic context of global issues and events.

      • 3.3.1. Benchmark / Gle: GEOGRAPHIC CONTEXT OF GLOBAL ISSUES

        Understands that learning about the geography of the world helps us understand the global issue of sustainability.

  • WA.4. Ealr / Domain: HISTORY

    The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.

    • 4.1. Component / Goal:

      Understands historical chronology.

      • 4.1.1. Benchmark / Gle: CHRONOLOGY

        Analyzes different cultural measurements of time.

      • 4.1.2. Benchmark / Gle: CHRONOLOGICAL ERAS

        Understands how the rise of civilizations defines eras in ancient history by:

        • 4.1.2.a. Grade Level Expectation:

          Explaining and comparing the rise of civilizations from 8000 BCE to 200 CE on two or more continents.

        • 4.1.2.b. Grade Level Expectation:

          Explaining and comparing the rise of civilizations from 200 CE to 600 CE on two or more continents.

    • 4.2. Component / Goal:

      Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.

      • 4.2.1. Benchmark / Gle: INDIVIDUALS AND MOVEMENTS

        Understands and analyzes how individuals and movements from ancient civilizations have shaped world history.

      • 4.2.2. Benchmark / Gle: CULTURES AND CULTURAL GROUPS

        Understands and analyzes how cultures and cultural groups in ancient civilizations contributed to world history.

      • 4.2.3. Benchmark / Gle: IDEAS AND TECHNOLOGY

        Understands and analyzes how technology and ideas from ancient civilizations have impacted world history.

    • 4.3. Component / Goal:

      Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.

      • 4.3.1. Benchmark / Gle: HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION

        Analyzes and interprets historical materials from a variety of perspectives in ancient history.

      • 4.3.2. Benchmark / Gle: MULTIPLE CAUSATION

        Analyzes multiple causal factors that shape major events in ancient history.

    • 4.4. Component / Goal:

      Uses history to understand the present and plan for the future.

      • 4.4.1. Benchmark / Gle: HISTORICAL ANTECENDENTS

        Analyzes how an event in ancient history helps us to understand a current issue.

  • WA.5. Ealr / Domain: SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS

    The student understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, form, and evaluate positions through the processes of reading, writing, and communicating.

    • 5.1. Component / Goal:

      Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate positions.

      • 5.1.1. Benchmark / Gle: UNDERSTANDS REASONING

        Understands positions on an issue or event.

      • 5.1.2. Benchmark / Gle: EVALUATES REASONING

        Evaluates the significance of information used to support positions on an issue or event.

    • 5.2. Component / Goal:

      Uses inquiry-based research.

      • 5.2.1. Benchmark / Gle: FORMS QUESTIONS

        Creates and uses research questions to guide inquiry on an historical event.

      • 5.2.2. Benchmark / Gle: ANALYZES SOURCES

        Analyzes the validity, reliability, and credibility of information from a variety of primary and secondary sources while researching an issue or event.

    • 5.3. Component / Goal:

      Deliberates public issues.

      • 5.3.1. Benchmark / Gle: DELIBERATION

        Engages in discussions that clarify and address multiple viewpoints on public issues.

    • 5.4. Component / Goal:

      Creates a product that uses social studies content to support a thesis and presents the product in an appropriate manner to a meaningful audience.

      • 5.4.1. Benchmark / Gle: CREATES POSITION AND PRODUCT

        Analyzes multiple factors, compares two groups, generalizes, and connects past to present to formulate a thesis in a paper or presentation.

      • 5.4.2. Benchmark / Gle: CITING SOURCES

        Understands and demonstrates the ethical responsibility one has in using and citing sources and the rules related to plagiarism and copyrighting.

 
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