Students in grade six expand their understanding of history by studying the people and events that ushered in the dawn of the major Western and non-Western ancient civiliza­tions. Geography is of special significance in the development of the human story. Continued emphasis is placed on the everyday lives, problems, and accomplishments of people, their role in developing social, economic, and political structures, as well as in establishing and spreading ideas that helped transform the world forever. Students develop higher levels of critical thinking by considering why civilizations developed where and when they did, why they became dominant, and why they declined. Stu­dents analyze the interactions among various cultures, emphasizing their enduring contributions and the link, despite time, between the contemporary and ancient worlds.

Learn about the history of ancient humanity, the birth of civilization, and the connections to the current day. Find out how stone tools paved the way for the construction of the Egyptian pyramids!

Patrick Clark - Social Studies teacher, Method Schools