Sixth Grade SS Lessons

Theme:  Regions and People of the Western Hemisphere




Content Statement #1. Events can be arranged in order of occurrence using the conventions of B.C. and A.D. or B.C.E. and C.E.


B.C. or A.D. lesson


Content Statement #2. Early civilizations (India, Egypt, China and Mesopotamia) with unique governments, economic systems, social structures, religions, technologies and agricultural practices and products flourished as a result of favorable geographic characteristics.  The cultural practices and products of these early civilizations can be used to help understand the Eastern Hemisphere today.


India Resources


The Story of India

Mr. Donn’s India Resources


Egypt Resources


Achievements and Challenges of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt Interdisciplinary Lessons

Mr. Donn’s Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient Worlds Workshop – Egypt


China Resources


Ancient China Resources

China Unit Resources

Mr. Donn’s Ancient China Resources


Mesopotamia Resources


Various Mesopotamia Lessons

University of Missouri Mesopotamia Resources

Geography of Mesopotamia (printable PDF)

Mr. Donn’s Mesopotamia Resources

Mr. Dowling’s Mesopotamia Site




Content Statement #3. Globes and other geographic tools can be used to gather, process and report information about people, places and environments. Cartographers decide which information to include and how it is displayed.


Mapmaking Guide (printable PDF)

Mapmaking lesson


Content Statement #4. Latitude and longitude can be used to identify absolute location.


The Global Grid System (printable PDF)

Latitude and Longitude and Mapmaking (link also listed in 5th grade)

Several Latitude and Longitude resources (link also listed in 5th grade)


Content Statement #5. Regions can be determined, classified and compared using various criteria (e.g. landform, climate, population, cultural, or economic).


Where in the World Would You Like to Live?

Regions of the United States: A Geographic Perspective

Mr. Donn’s Regions Resource Page


Content Statement #6. Variations among physical environments within the Eastern Hemisphere influence human activities. Human activities also alter the physical environment.


Geography of the Eastern Hemisphere Unit



Content Statement #7. Political, environmental, social and economic factors cause people, products and ideas to move from place to place in the Eastern Hemisphere in the past and today.


Human Migration

History of Immigration Lesson – 1850-present

Arab Immigration lesson


Content Statement #8. Modern cultural practices and products show the influence of tradition and diffusion, including the impact of major world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism).


World Religion lesson (slides only)

World’s Major Religions Webquest

Mr. Donn’s World Religion resources




Content Statement #9. Different perspectives on a topic can be obtained from a variety of historic and contemporary sources. Sources can be examined for accuracy.


Engaging Students with Primary Sources (printable PDF lesson)

Changing Perspectives lesson

Washington Presidency


Content Statement #10. Governments can be categorized as monarchies, theocracies, dictatorships or democracies, but categories may overlap and labels may not accurately represent how governments function. The extent of citizens’ liberties and responsibilities varies according to limits on governmental authority.


Lesson on Government Types

Resource for Types of Governments

Scholastic Resource on Types of Governments




Content Statement #11. Economists compare data sets to draw conclusions about relationships among them.


Supply and Demand Math Data lesson

Interactive Supply and Demand Data site


Embed in other lessons on supply and demand and in math


Content Statement #12. The choices people make have both present and future consequences. The evaluation of choices is relative and may differ across individuals and societies.


Staying Afloat Financially in the 21st Century

You’re Going to College

Give and Take


Content Statement #13. The fundamental questions of economics include what to produce, how to produce and for whom to produce.


What, How and For Whom to Produce?

NOT Your Grandma’s Lemonade Stand


Content Statement #14. When regions and/or countries specialize, global trade occurs.


Why Nations Trade

Globalization lesson


Content Statement #15. The interaction of supply and demand, influenced by competition, helps to determine price in a market. This interaction also determines the quantities of outputs produced and the quantities of inputs (human resources, natural resources and capital) used.


Supply and Demand 

Its About Supply and Demand

Fill’er Up


**9/2014: This item was changed from “Not assessed in PBA” to “Not assessed“**

Content Statement #16. When selecting items to buy, individuals can compare the price and quality of available goods and services.


Best Deal

Sand Art Brownies