Department of Defense Education Activity

SSEF02: Social Studies 6 The Eastern Hemisphere (2021)

The Grade 6 Social Studies course, The Eastern Hemisphere, is designed for students to study the Eastern Hemisphere and its diverse regions through primary and secondary sources including map study. Student will use the five themes of geography to understand how the physical environment influences human settlement, economic activity, environmental issues, cultural achievements, religion/belief systems, and political connections. Students will study the region from the first humans through the Neolithic Revolution to modern day, specifically through the investigations of early river valley civilizations and classical civilizations in the Eastern; the comparisons of world religions in the Eastern Hemisphere; the interactions of Feudal Western Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Caliphates.