The Social Studies 6 World History course examines the ancient world by exploring the locations, places, and spatial organizations of the world's major civilizations, cultures, and regions. Students study the development of early civilizations, including areas of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Ancient Israel, Greece and Rome. These units of study include the impact of geography, early history, cultural development, and economic change. Higher levels of critical thinking are developed when students analyze and interpret the growth, location and decline of civilizations. Additionally, students evaluate the interactions among the various cultures, emphasizing their enduring contributions and the links between the contemporary and ancient worlds.