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Social Studies for class 6
Chapter 1 - Knowing and Understanding the Past
Unit Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- Explain the importance of knowing and understanding the past.
- Identify sources of historical evidence and information (e.g. archaeology, artifacts).
- Explain how the various sources of historical evidence and information facilitate our understanding of the past.
- Define with examples the concept of world - view, society and
- Describe influences that create differences in world-view (e.g. culture, time, place, cross-cultural interactions, media, and governance).
- Give reasons why societies may stay the same or change over time.
- Describe ways in which societies organize, maintain and perpetuate themselves.
- Relate various theories of the origin of human life.
- Identify the characteristics of the way of life of hunter-gatherers.
- List the advantages and disadvantages of a hunter-gatherer way of
- Identify the factors which contributed in modifying a hunter-gatherer society into early agrarian society.
- Describe the development of agrarian society.
- Explain how agrarian society differed from hunter-gatherer society.
- Identify by giving examples the influence of the natural environment on the development of societies (e.g. rivers).
- Compare the concepts of society and civilization.
- Define with examples the term culture.