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History & Geography 6th Grade

Course Overview

Sixth grade history and geography continues the process of developing in students an understanding of and appreciation for God’s activity as seen in the record of man and his relationships. The course focuses on World History, with an emphasis on Western Europe. Specifically, it covers World History from ancient civilizations through the end of the 20th century, highlighting early Christianity (through the Reformation) and the two World Wars. These areas of focus target three major content strands: History, Geography, and Social Studies Skills. Additionally, students will practice report-writing, covering topics like North American geography, the Crusades, the influence of the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and more.



Learner Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students:
• Understand the world in spatial terms (according to hemispheres, latitude and longitude, maps, and time zones).
• Understand how cultures differ in each of the hemispheres studied.
• Understand Western civilization from its beginnings to the end of the Renaissance.
• Understand the significant religious, cultural, and scientific events in Europe during the Renaissance.
• Identify cultural and geographic differences between the South American countries studied.
• Identify cultural and geographic differences between the African countries studied.
• Identify key causes, events, and leaders of the two World Wars.
• Understand the history, culture, and politics of Eastern European countries.

There are 70 lessons, 8 projects, 31 quizzes, and 10 tests divided among 10 total units of instruction.



Course Sequence
Unit 1: World Geography
8 Lessons, 1 Project, 3 Quizzes, 1 Test
• Mapping the Earth—Latitude and Longitude
• The Western Hemisphere—North and South America
• The Eastern Hemisphere—Europe, Asia, and Africa
• The Southern Hemisphere—Australia and Antarctica

Unit 2: The Cradle of Civilization
6 Lessons, 3 Quizzes, 1 Test
• Mesopotamia
• Israel
• Egypt
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Unit 3: The Civilizations of Greece and Rome
6 Lessons, 3 Quizzes, 1 Test
• Greece—City-States, Wars, and Contributions
• Rome—Way of Life, Christianity, Contributions, and Decline

Unit 4: Life in the Middle Ages
7 Lessons, 1 Project, 3 Quizzes, 1 Test
• The Feudal System
• The Daily Life
• Islam
• The Crusades

Unit 5: Six South American Countries
8 Lessons, 1 Project, 3 Quizzes, 1 Test
• A Survey of Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, with Information on:
o Geography
o People
o History
o Today and Tomorrow

Unit 6: Seven South American Countries
7 Lessons, 1 Project, 3 Quizzes, 1 Test
• A Survey of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile, with Information on:
o Geography
o People
o History
o Today and Tomorrow

Unit 7: Africa
5 Lessons, 1 Project, 3 Quizzes, 1 Test
• A Survey of Africa, with Information on:
o History
o Geography
o People
o Civilizations and Cultures

Unit 8: Western Europe
6 Lessons, 2 Projects, 3 Quizzes, 1 Test
• The Renaissance
• The Industrial Revolution
• World War I
• World War II

Unit 9: Eastern Europe
7 Lessons, 1 Project, 3 Quizzes, 1 Test
• The Byzantine Empire
• North and Central European Countries
• Balkan Countries
• Communism
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Unit 10: Development of Our World
10 Lessons, 4 Quizzes, 1 Test
• The Cradle of Civilization
• Greece and Rome
• The Middle Ages
• Western and Eastern Europe
• South America
• Africa
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