6th Grade Social Studies Standards - Economics
6.2.1 Barter Economy - Recognize an example of a barter economy. 6.2.2 Major Trade Routes - Identify major trade routes (i.e., silk roads, Persian trade routes, African trade routes, Mediterranean trade routes, and ocean routes). 6.2.3 Nomadic Life - Identify disadvantages and advantages of nomadic and early farming lifestyles (i.e., shelter, food supply, and, domestication of plants and animals). 6.2.4 The Importance of Rivers - Recognize the importance of economic systems in the development of early civilizations around rivers (i.e., Tigris and Euphrates, Huang He, Nile, and Indus). 6.2.5 Trade - Recognize the importance of trade in later civilizations (i.e., Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, India, and European). 6.2.6 Economic Influence - Analyze how basic economic ideas influenced world events (i.e., supply and demand lead to exploration and colonization).