Ancient Cultures Online Resources

Grade/Subject: Grade Six

Purpose Statement: Student will analyze selected historical periods and patterns of change within and
across cultures, including the rise of civilizations and the growth of empires, to determine the development of global societies.

Outcomes:

SS6:1 The students will describe human culture in Paleolithic and Neolithic Eras.

SS6:1-1 understand how ancient artifacts have contributed to the understanding of Ancient cultures and history
Ancient Artifacts:  Fake or Authentic

SS6:1-2 understand and describe human culture in Paleolithic Eras
Paleolithic Era

Old Stone Age
SS6:1-3 understand and describe human culture in Neolithic Eras
Neolithic Era
The Stone Age Institute
SS6:1-4 compare and contrast the technology and culture of the Paleolithic and Neolithic Eras
Stories From the Stone Age (video)
NOVA – Stone Age Toolkit

SS6:2 Students will describe the impact of ancient river valley civilizations and the development of
world culture.

Egypt
Ancient Egypt
SS6:2-1 describe the geography of Ancient Egypt
SS6:2-2 identify the social, political, and economic institutions of Ancient Egypt
SS6:2-3 describe the religious traditions in Ancient Egypt
SS6:2-4 describe the written language of the Ancient Egyptians
SS6:2-5 analyze the significance of the contributions and legacies of Ancient Egypt

Mesopotamia
Ancient Mesopotamia
SS6:2-6 describe the geography of Ancient Mesopotamia
SS6:2-7 identify the social, political, and economic institutions of Ancient Mesopotamia
SS6:2-8 describe the religious traditions in Ancient Mesopotamia
SS6:2-9 describe the written language of the Ancient Mesopotamians
SS6:2-10 analyze the significance of the contributions and legacies of Ancient Mesopotamia

India
Ancient India
SS6:2-11 describe the geography of Ancient India
SS6:2-12 identify the social, political, and economic institutions of Ancient India
SS6:2-13 describe the religious traditions in Ancient India
SS6:2-14 describe the written language of the Ancient Indians
SS6:2-15 analyze the significance of the contributions and legacies of Ancient India

China
Ancient China
SS6:2-16 describe the geography of Ancient China
SS6:2-17 identify the social, political, and economic institutions of Ancient China
SS6:2-18 describe the religious traditions in Ancient China
SS6:2-19 describe the written language of the Ancient Chinese
SS6:2-20 analyze the significance of the contributions and legacies of Ancient China
SS6:2-21 describe the political, economic and cultural development of Chinese Dynastic Cycle from the Shang Dynasty through the Tang Dynasty

SS6:3 Students will describe the impact of history, culture, and geography of Greece and Rome on
later civilizations.

Greece
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greeks
SS6:3-1 identify how the physical and cultural geography of Greece impacted the ancient civilizations and the modern world
SS6:3-2 describe the development of the Greek democracy and its impact on the modern world
SS6:3-3 identify how the scientific and technological advances in the Ancient Greek Empire affect the modern world

Rome
Ancient Rome in 3D
Romans
You Wouldn’t Want to be a Roman Gladiator
SS6:3-4 identify how the physical and cultural geography of the Ancient Roman Empire impacted the ancient civilizations and the modern world
SS6:3-5 describe the development of the Roman government and its impact on the modern world
SS6:3-6 identify how the scientific and technological advances in the Ancient Roman Empire affect the modern world

Greece and Rome
SS6:3-7 compare and contrast Greek and Roman geography, government, and science and technology

SS6:4 Students will describe the development and cultural impact of major religions.
The Big Religion Comparison Chart
Animated History of World Religions
Religions

SS6:4-1 identify the components of Judaism and its effect on ancient and contemporary civilizations
SS6:4-2 identify the components of Hinduism and its effect on ancient and contemporary civilizations
SS6:4-3 identify the components of Buddhism and its effect on ancient and contemporary civilizations
SS6:4-4 identify the components of Christianity and its effect on ancient and contemporary civilizations
SS6:4-5 identify the components of Islam and its effect on ancient and contemporary civilizations
SS6:4-6 describe the five major religions and impact on culture and world events

SS6:5 Students will describe the impact of life in Medieval Europe on later civilizations.
The Medieval Map
Medieval Realms

SS6:5-1 identify and analyze the development of feudalism and its role in medieval economy, politics and society including its effect on later civilizations
SS6:5-2 describe the ramifications of war and disease on Medieval Europe and future civilizations

SS6:6 Students will improve skills in historical research and geographical analysis.

SS6:6-1 reinforce their knowledge of basic World Geography and basic map skills
BrainPop Map Skills Activity
Maps Tools for Adventure
SS6:6-2 identify tools of the historian and how tools are used to help the historian interpret history
SS6:6-3 use secondary sources in research
SS6:6-4 understand how culture has shaped the history of civilization
SS6:6-5 understand how timelines show events in chronological order and be able to use a timeline
Create and Print a Timeline!
Timeline Index
SS6:6-6 increase their skills in historical and geographical research

SS6:7 Students will describe the impact of civilization in Asia and Africa on the development of later
cultures.
Asia for Educators
Africa

SS6:7-1 this outcome is addressed through outcome SS6:1 and SS6:2

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