Welcome to Social Studies 6th grade
Descritiption: Stduents were able to use one concept from each strand to create a brochure.
Grade Level: 6th through 8th
Social Studies Web Quest (e portfolio assignment)
Choose a specific grade and concept from the Social Studies Standards. You will need to select (1) particular concept from each of the Social Studies strand: American History, World History, Civics/Government, Geography and Economics.
American History:American History Strand 1
Concept 4 Revolution and New Nation
PO 5. Explain the influence of the following individuals in the establishment of a new government:
a. Thomas Jefferson
b. James Madison
c. John Adams
d. Benjamin Franklin
World History:World History Strand 2
Concept 1 Research skills for history
PO 1. Construct charts, graphs and narratives using historical data.
PO 2. Interpret historical data displayed in graphs, tables, and charts.
PO 3. Construct timelines (e.g., presidents/ world leaders, key events, people) of the historical era being studied.
PO 4. Formulate questions that can be answered by historical study and research.
Civics/Government:Civics/ Government Strand 3:
Concept 1 Foundations of government
PO 1. Describe how the following philosophies and documents influenced the creation of the Constitution:
a. Magna Carta
b. English Bill of Rights
c. Montesquieu’s separation of power
d. John Locke’s theories – natural law, social contract
e. Mayflower Compact
f. Declaration of Independence
g. Articles of Confederation
Geography;Geography Strand 4Concept 6 Geographic Applications
PO 1. Describe ways geographic features and conditions influence history.
(Connect to time periods studied as well as current events.)
PO 3. Use geographic knowledge and skills (e.g., recognizing patterns, mapping, graphing) when discussing current events
Economics:Economic strand 5
Concept 2: Microeconomics
PO 7. Describe how competition (e.g., Microsoft/Apple, Wal-Mart/Target) affects supply and demand from the vantage point of the consumer and producer.
PO 8. Describe how market prices provide incentives to buyers and sellers.