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Fifth Grade Social Studies Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. G5.1SS.C1.PO1: I can use the following to interpret historical data: a) timelines- B, C, E and B.C..; C.E., and A.D. b) graphs, tables, charts, and maps.

  2. G5.1SS.C1.PO2: I can construct timelines of the historical era being studied (e.g., presidents/world leaders, key events, people). 

  3. G5.1SS.C1.PO3: I can describe the difference between primary and secondary sources.

  4. G5.1SS.C1.PO4: I can locate information using both primary and secondary sources. 

  5. G5.1SS.C1.PO5: I can describe how archeological research adds to our understanding of the past. 

  6. G5.1SS.C3.PO2: I can explain the reasons for exploration of the New World.

  7. G5.2SS.C1.PO4: I can locate information using both primary and secondary sources.

  8. G5.2SS.C5.PO2: I can describe ways which Spain, France, and England competed for power. 

  9. G5.2SS.C9.PO2: I can use various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps) to discuss the connections between current events and historical events and issues from content studied in Strand 2. 

  10. G5.2SS.C9.PO3: I can describe the importance of citizens being actively involved in the democratic process (e.g., voting, student government , involvement in political decision making, analyzing issues, petitioning public officials.) 

  11. G5.3SS.C4.PO2: I can describe the character traits (e.g., respect, responsibility, fairness, involvement) that are important to the preservation and improvement of constitutional democracy in the United States. 

  12. G5.3SS.C4.PO3: I can describe how citizens are active in the democratic process.

  13. G5.4SS.C1.PO2: I can locate features in the world (i.e., continents , waterways, mountain ranges, cities) on a map using latitude and longitude. 

  14. G5.4SS.C1.PO3: I can identify the location of significant geographic features (i.e., Continental Divide, Great Salt Lake, Appalachians, Rockies, Mississippi River, Great Lakes, Cascades, Sierra Nevada , Rio Grand) on a physical or political map.

  15. G5.4SS.C1.PO4: I can locate physical and human features in the United States and world on an appropriate type of map (i.e., gulf, delta, isthmus, strait, bay, swamp, canyon, peninsula, province, cape, tree line).

  16. G5.4SS.C1.PO5: I can identify each state on a U.S. map. 

  17. G5.4SS.C2.PO1: I can describe the human and natural characteristics of the three colonial regions, the five U.S. regions and the North and South during the Civil War. 

  18. G5.4SS.C2.PO2: I can use resources to describe the geographic characteristics of a state. 

  19. G5.4SS.C5.PO2: I can describe the impact that natural events (e.g., floods, earthquakes, droughts) have on human and physical environment. 

Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. G5.1SS.C3.PO1: I can recognize that Native American tribes resided throughout North America before the period of European colonization. 

  2. G5.1SS.C3.PO4: I can describe the geography, culture, and economics of the three colonial regions. 

  3. G5.1SS.C3.PO7: I can describe the causes and effects of triangular trade. 

  4. G5.1SS.C4.PO1: I can describe how specific events helped lead to the American Revolution.

  5. G5.1SS.C4.PO2: I can describe the significance of the following events in the Revolutionary War: a) Declaration of Independence b) Major battles- (i.e., Lexington and Concord, Saratoga) c) Aid from France d) Surrender at Yorktown. 

  6. G5.2SS.C5.PO1: I can describe different effects of European exploration, trade, and colonization on other parts of the world.

  7. G5.2SS.C6.PO2: I can explain the impact that revolution has on a society.

  8. G5.2SS.C6.PO3: I can compare the causes of the American Revolution to other revolutions around the world( e.g., France, Haiti, Mexico, South America, Russia.)  

  9. G5.3SS.C1.PO1: I can identify the democratic principles and ideals associated with specific documents. 

  10. G5.3SS.C1.PO3: I can describe the struggle between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists over the ratification of the Constitution and the creation of the Bill of Rights. 

  11. G5.3SS.C2.PO1: I can describe the role of town meetings, representative assemblies in colonial government. 

  12. G5.4SS.C4.PO2: I can explain the effects of human migration on places (e.g., economic, cultural, environmental, political). 

  13. G5.4SS.C5.PO1: I can describe how the colonists and Native Americans viewed, adapted, and used the environment.

  14. G5.4SS.C6.PO1: I can describe how geographic features influenced events in the past (e.g., Original Thirteen Colonies, Great Plains, Pacific Northwest). 

Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. G5.1SS.C5.PO2: I can describe how Manifest Destiny led to conflict. 

  2. G5.1SS.C6.PO1: I can describe factors leading to the Civil War

  3. G5.1SS.C6.PO2: I can identify the reasons certain events were important to the Civil War.

  4. G5.3SS.C2.PO2: I can describe how the Constitution limits the power of any one individual.

  5. G5.3SS.C3.PO1: I can explain the difference between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. 

  6. G5.3SS.C3.PO2: I can identify how a bill becomes a law.

  7. G5.3SS.C3.PO3: I can describe how checks and balances maintain a balance of power between the three branches of the federal government. 

  8. G5.3SS.C3.PO5: I can compare the arguments for states' rights versus the power of the federal government (e.g., the expansion of slavery, taxation).

  9. G5.5SS.C1.PO2: I can describe how specialization improves standards of living. 

Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. G5.1SS.C5.PO3: I can identify major westward migration routes of the 19th Century.

  2. G5.1SS.C5.PO4: I can describe how innovations of the Industrial Revolution (e.g., manufacturing, textiles, transportation, improvements) contributed to U.S. growth and expansion. 

  3. G5.3SS.C4.PO1: I can describe ways an individual can contribute to a school or community.

  4. G5.3SS.C5.PO1: I can describe the characteristics of a monarchy and a republic. 

  5. G5.4SS.C4.PO1: I can explain why and how boundaries change. 

  6. G5.5SS.C1.PO1: I can identify the opportunity costs (e.g., separation from family, indentured service) associated with expeditions to the New World.

  7. G5.5SS.C1.PO2: I can explain how price incentives affect peoples' behavior and choices. ( e.g., colonial decisions about what crops to grow and products to produce.

  8. G5.5SS.C1.PO4: I can identify how voluntary exchange helps both buyers and sellers.( e.g., colonial trade in North America.) 

  9. G5.5SS.C1.PO5: I can interpret how trade promoted economic growth throughout U.S. history. 

  10. G5.5SS.C2.PO2: I can describe how competition, markets, and prices influence peoples' behavior. 

  11. G5.5SS.C2.PO3: I can identify how people earn income by selling their labor to businesses or government.

  12. G5.5SS.C2.PO4: I can describe how entrepreneurs take risks to develop new goods and services. 

  13. G5.5SS.C2.PO5: I can describe the function of private business in providing goods and services. 

  14. G5.5SS.C2.PO6: I can discuss the function of banks in providing checking accounts, savings accounts, and loans. 

  15. G5.5SS.C2.PO7: I can explain why the government collects taxes to provide certain goods and service.

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