Continuing my way through the standards, offering links, lessons, and ideas to help teach the
Core Curriculum Content Standards
Social Studies Grades 6-8
6.2 World History/Global Studies: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically and systematically about how past interactions of people, cultures, and the environment affect issues across time and cultures. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions as socially and ethically responsible world citizens in the 21st century.
The Beginnings of Human Society
By the end of grade 8
1. The Beginnings of Human Society: Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages
Hunter/gatherers adapted to their physical environments using resources, the natural world, and technological advancements.
The agricultural revolution led to an increase in population, specialization of labor, new forms of social organization, and the beginning of societies.
Archaeology provides historical and scientific explanations for how ancient people lived.