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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   6  
  EALR:   4. HISTORY The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.  
  Component:   4.4 Uses history to understand the present and plan for the future.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   4.4.1 Analyzes how an event in ancient history helps us to understand a current issue.  
 
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Examples
-Examines how studying the effects of lead on people living in ancient Rome helps us to understand the dangers of lead today.
-Examines how the history of "Tse-whit-zen," an ancient burial ground and native village in Port Angeles, helps us understand the current conflict over use of the land.
Suggested Unit
  • World—Ancient Civilizations (8000 BCE—600 CE)