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SST-06.1

BPSS-SST logoStandard 1:

Skills and Resources

Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.

 Narrative for the Skills and Resources

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Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.


SST-06.1.01

BPSS-SST Skills and Resources concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-06.1.01 Use a variety of primary and secondary resources to gather and interpret information.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define primary and secondary sources.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can use a variety of primary and secondary resources to gather information.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use a variety of primary and secondary resources to interpret information.

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • use a variety of primary and secondary resources to gather information.

(3) Proficient

  • use a variety of primary and secondary resources to interpret information.

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

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SST-06.1.02

BPSS-SST Skills and Resources concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-06.1.02 Construct, compare, and interpret complex time lines.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can construct timelines.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can compare and interpret complex timelines.

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • construct time lines.

(3) Proficient

  • compare and interpret complex time lines.

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

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SST-06.1.03

BPSS-SST Skills and Resources concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-06.1.03 Use geographic tools and concepts to locate and describe physical features of places.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can select the right tools to locate a place.
  • I understand what geographic tools are available to locate and describe places.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can use geographic tools to locate physical features of places.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use geographic tools and concepts to locate physical features of places.
  • I can describe the physical features of a given location.

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • use geographic tools to locate physical features of places.

(3) Proficient

  • use geographic tools and concepts to locate physical features of places.
  • describe the physical features of a given location.

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • physical features
  • desert
  • delta
  • source
  • mouth
  • topography

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SST-06.2

BPSS-SST logoStandard 2:

Important Historical Events

Students understand important historical events.

Narrative for the Important Historical Events

In the future this will contain narratives and other information about the Standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.


SST-06.2.01

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events

SST-06.2.01 Investigate and explain scientific evidence and discoveries related to early hominid development.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

(3) Proficient

  • demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations "the standard".

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

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Vocabulary

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SST-06.2.02

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events

SST-06.2.02 Identify the features and accomplishments (e.g., development of tools, use of fire, adaptation to the natural environment, location in continental regions) of hunter-gatherer communities.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

(3) Proficient

  • demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations "the standard".

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Resources

Vocabulary

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SST-06.2.03

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events

SST-06.2.03 Trace the emergence of agriculture and its effect on early human communities.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

(3) Proficient

  • demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations "the standard".

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

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SST-06.2.04

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events

SST-06.2.04 Identify the features of Mesopotamian civilization and its contributions to the modern world.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify contributions of the Mesopotamian civilization to the modern world.
  • I can identify Mesopotamia as the first civilization.
  • I know that Mesopotamia is known as “land between the rivers."
  • I can identify the 7 characteristics of a civilization. I can define Hammurabi’s Code of Laws.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can describe the 7 characteristics of a civilization.
  • I can explain the impact of Hammurabi’s Code of Laws on the modern world.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

1 Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

2 Developing

  • identify Mesopotamia as the first civilization. know that Mesopotamia is known as “land between the rivers”.
  • identify the 7 characteristics of a civilization. define Hammurabi’s Code of Laws.

3 Proficient

  • describe the 7 characteristics of a civilization.
  • explain the impact of Hammurabi’s Code of Laws on the modern world.

4 Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Hammurabi's Code of Laws
  • Mesopotamia
  • Sumer
  • Fertile Crescent
  • city-state

Characteristics of a Civilization:

  • Stable Food Supply
  • Social Structure
  • Systems of Government
  • Religion
  • Arts
  • Written Language
  • Technology

SST-06.2.05

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events

SST-06.2.05 Identify the features of Egyptian civilization and its contributions to the modern world.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define vocabulary words associated with Egypt.
  • I can identify the purpose of the pyramids.
  • I can identify mummification process.
  • I can understand the shape of the social structure.
  • I can describe the levels of the Egyptian social structure.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain one of the hypothesis of how the pyramids were built.
  • I can explain the purpose of preserving the dead bodies.
  • I can explain the mummification process.
  • I can explain how Egyptian mummification compares to the current practices in the modern world.
  • I can explain how the discovery of King Tut’s tomb has impacted history.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • define vocabulary words associated with Egypt.
  • identify the purpose of the pyramids.
  • identify mummification process.
  • understand the shape of the social structure.

(3) Proficient

  • explain one of the hypothesis of how the pyramids were built.
  • explain the purpose of preserving the dead bodies.
  • explain the mummification process.
  • explain how Egyptian mummification compares to the current practices in the modern world.
  • explain how the discovery of King Tut’s tomb has impacted history.
  • describe the levels of the Egyptian social structure.

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • pyramid
  • dynasty
  • mummification
  • social class
  • pharaoh
  • King Tut

SST-06.2.06

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events

SST-06.2.06 Identify the features (e.g., the caste system, the role of Buddhism, the Mauryan Empire) of Indian civilization and its contributions (e.g., literature, art, mathematics) to the modern world.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

(3) Proficient

  • demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations "the standard".

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Resources

Vocabulary

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SST-06.2.07

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events

SST-06.2.07 Identify the features of classical Chinese civilization and its contributions to the modern world.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify features of the Chinese civilization.
  • I can list contributions made by the Chinese.
  • I can define vocabulary words associated with China.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can describe contributions made by the Chinese with details.
  • I can explain the impact of ancient Chinese contributions on the world today.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • define vocabulary words associated with China. identify the features of the Chinese civilization. list contributions made by the Chinese.

(3) Proficient

  • describe contributions made by the Chinese with details. explain the impact of ancient Chinese contributions on the world today.

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

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SST-06.2.08

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events

SST-06.2.08 Identify the features (e.g., class structures, religious customs and beliefs, government) of Central American (e.g., Aztec, Mayan, Incan) civilizations and their contributions (e.g., achievements in mathematics, astronomy, and architecture) to the modern world.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

(3) Proficient

  • demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations "the standard".

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Resources

Vocabulary

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SST-06.2.09

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events

SST-06.2.09 Identify the features and accomplishments of classical Greek civilization.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define vocabulary words associated with Greece.
  • I can identify the features of the Greek civilization.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain the reason for the defeat of the Persians.
  • I can compare and contrast the city-states of Athens and Sparta.
  • I can describe contributions made by the Greeks with complex details.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • define vocabulary words associated with Greece.
  • identify the features of the Greek civilization. describe 3 contributions made by the Greeks with simple details.
  • determine the reason for defeating the Persians.

(3) Proficient

  • describe five or more contributions made by the Greeks with complex details.
  • compare and contrast the city-states of Athens and Sparta.

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

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SST-06.2.10

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo6th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: Important Historical Events

SST-06.2.10 Compare the emergence, central leaders, beliefs, and traditions of major religions and philosophies.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the beliefs and traditions of major religions.
  • I can the beliefs and traditions of major religions.

Reasoning Targets

  • I ccan compare and contrast different religions beliefs and traditions.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • identify the origins and central leaders of major religions.
  • identify the beliefs and traditions of major religions.

(3) Proficient

  • compare and contrast different religions beliefs and traditions.

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

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Vocabulary

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