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Grade 6 - Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

Note: Social Studies Resources are developed and reviewed by #GAsocialstudies educators. 

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​​What does every day social studies inquiry look like?

Check out this 6th Grade Social Studies Lesson in our Marrying Social Studies and ELA Video Series "Inquiry Stations: What Should Historians Emphasize?"


​Content Resources

6th Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence for Social Studies

Teacher Notes

Sixth Grade Teacher Notes - Europe
Sixth Grade Teacher Notes - Latin America and Canada
Sixth Grade Teacher Notes - Australia

Teacher Content Videos

Citizen Participation


Colonial Influence


Cuba Then and Now


Environmental Issues in Canada


Factors Contributing to Population Distribution


Student Video Dictionary

These are short, classroom appropriate videos for World History and 6th and 7th grade World Studies.

Instructional Resources

6th Grade Curriculum Map

Sixth Grade Curriculum Map

Unit 1

Sample Unit Connecting Themes Source Set 

Unit 2

Sample UnitEurope Geography and Economics--Making the Connection Source Set

Sample Lesson 

Unit 3

Sample UnitEurope: Past Shapes the Present

Sample Lesson 

Unit 4

Sample UnitLatin America: Physical and Human Geography Source Set

Sample Lesson 

Unit 5

Sample UnitLatin America: Past Shapes the Present Source Set

Unit 6

Sample UnitModern Latin America Source Set

Unit 7

Sample UnitImpact of Canada’s Geography Source Set

Unit 8

Sample UnitCanada Today Source Set

Unit 9-10

Sample UnitImpact of Australia’s Geography & Australia Today  Source Set

Sample Lesson 

Unit 11

Sample UnitYour Financial Future  Source Set​

​Instructional Activity Videos

Backpacking through Europe

Cold War – 6H1c, 6H3c, 6CG1, 6E1

Environmental Issues – 6G2, 6CG1, 6E1

Factors of Economic Growth

Beyond the Classroom Resources

Rising 6th Grade Georgia Social Studies Travel ​Agency ​Activity

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