Discipline: Social Studies

Grade Level: 6th

Course: American History and Geography

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The Individual and the Community: My Responsibilities in a Time of Crisis
Academic
Vocabulary
Something that precisely conforms to facts and faithfully represents what is true.
An unselfish concern for the welfare of others.
To separate an intellectual whole in order to investigate and evaluate its parts; the results of such thinking.
A form of reasoning designed to demonstrate the truth of a particular point of view. A statement offered as proof or evidence of the veracity of a point of view with the goal of persuading a reader or listener to agree.
An awareness of others’ suffering combined with a desire to relieve it.
The end or last part of something; often includes a judgment, decision, or call to respond to what has been read, discussed, etc.
The accepted ways or techniques of communicating in writing, drama, literature, art, etc.
The believability or truthfulness of someone or something.
Something that causes widespread destruction and distress such as a hurricane, tornado, or bomb.
A brief literary composition focused on a particular subject; it usually presents an author’s personal point of view.
A reasonable guess or extension of a concept that is based on observations and logic.
What a writer expresses and a reader understands. It is communicated by the words, phrases, and sentences that describe objects, concepts, and the context of a piece of writing.
To copy or imitate another’s work (ideas, language, thoughts, etc.) and present it as one’s own original work.
A high ridge of rock or land that juts into a body of water.
A sober, intentional, and careful consideration.
Something that relates to the subject under consideration.
Scholarly investigation or careful study for the purpose of presenting accurate and detailed information about a topic, person, and so on.
A group of people with distinct interests, characteristics, and relationships that set them apart from other groups; an association of people organized around a common goal, activity, or interest.
The way something is said, expressed, performed, or completed; it is the unique way of communicating that sets a person, piece of writing, speech, etc. a part from others.
To list or review the main points.
The main idea, subject, or topic.
The way something is expressed to convey mood or emotion. For example, changes in pitch to communicate different meanings.
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