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Fifth Grade Social Studies Curriculum     

  

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Social Studies

Social Studies Goal 1 - Economy

5.E.1, 5.E.2 Understand how a market economy impacts life in the United States.

Understand that personal choices result in benefits or consequences.

Apply key geographic concepts to the United States and other countries of North America

  • location of major landforms, bodies of water, and natural resources in the United States and other countries of North America
  • how absolute and relative location influence ways of living in the United States and other countries of North America
  • physical and cultural characteristics of regions within the United States, and other countries of North America
  • economic and social differences between developed and developing regions in North America
  • population distribution within and between countries of North America
  • how people of the United States and other countries of North America adapt to, modify, and use their physical environment
  • movement of people, goods, and ideas within and among the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America past and present

 

Social Studies Goal 2 - Revolutionary War

5.H.1&2,5.G.1,5.C&G. 5.H.1 Analyze the chronology of key events in the United States.

5.H.2 Understand the role of prominent figures in shaping the United States.

5.G.1 Understand how human activity has and continues to shape the United States.

5.C&G.1.3 Analyze historical documents that shaped the foundation of the United States government.

5.C.1 Understand how increased diversity resulted from migration, settlement patterns and economic development in the United States.

Analyze political and social institutions in North America and examine how these institutions respond to human needs, structure society, and influence behavior

  • major documents that formed the foundations of the American idea of constitutional government.
  • local, state, and national levels of government in the United States and their legislative, executive, and judicial functions.
  • how the United States government has changed over time.
  • Similarities and differences in the governments of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and selected countries of Central America.
  • the role of political parties in society.
  • the role of public education in the United States.
  • movement of people, goods, and ideas within and among the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America past and present
  • the educational structure of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and selected countries of Central America.
  • the role the family plays in the societal structures of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and selected countries of Central America.

Social Studies Goal 3 - Government & Westward Expansion

5.G.1,5.C&G.1+,5.C.1 5.H.1 Analyze the chronology of key events in the United States.

5.G.1 Understand how human activity has and continues to shape the United States.

5.C&G.1 Understand the development, structure and function of government in the United States.

5.C&G.2 Analyze life in a democratic republic through rights and responsibilities of citizens.

5.C.1 Understand how increased diversity resulted from migration, settlement patterns and economic development in the United States.

Examine the roles various ethnic groups have played in the development of the United States and its neighboring countries

  • people of diverse ethnic and religious cultures, past and present, in the United States
  • how changes in the movement of people, goods, and ideas have affected ways of living in the United States
  • cultural interaction within and among the regions of the United States
  • how the differences and similarities among people have produced diverse American cultures
  • religious and ethnic impact of settlement on different regions of the United States
  • roles various religious and ethnic groups have played in the development of the United States with those of Canada, Mexico, and selected countries of Central America
  • art, music, and craft forms in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and selected countries of Central America

Social Studies Goal 4 - Civil War & Reconstruction

H.1 Analyze the chronology of key events in the United States.

5.H.1.3 Analyze the impact of major conflicts, battles, and wars on the development of our nation through Reconstruction.

5.H.2 Understand the role of prominent figures in shaping the United States.

5.H.2.3 Compare the changing roles of women and minorities on American society from Pre-Colonial through Reconstruction.

5.G.1 Understand how human activity has and continues to shape the United States.

5.G.1.3 Exemplify how technological advances (communication, transportation and agriculture) have allowed people to overcome geographic limitations.

5.G.1.4 Exemplify migration within or immigration to the United States in order to identify push and pull factors.

5.C&G.2 Analyze life in a democratic republic through rights and responsibilities of citizens.

5.C&G.2.1 Understand the values and principles of a democratic republic.

5.C.1 Understand how increased diversity resulted from migration, settlement patterns and economic development in the United States.

5.C.1.4 Understand how cultural narratives (legends, songs, ballads, games, folk tales, and art forms) reflect the lifestyles, beliefs, and struggles of diverse ethnic groups.

Trace key developments in United States history and describe their impact on the land and people of the nation and its neighboring countries

  • the role of an historian and the importance of studying history
  • when, where, why, and how groups of people settled in different regions of the United States
  • contributions of people of diverse cultures throughout the history of the United States
  • causes and effects of the American Revolution, and their influence on the adoption of the Articles of Confederation, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights
  • impact of wars and conflicts on United States citizens, including but not limited to, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and the twenty-first century war on terrorism
  • civil rights and social movements throughout United States' history that reflect the struggle for equality and constitutional rights for all citizens
  • changes in rural and urban settlement patterns in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and selected countries of Central America
  • development of the United States as a world leader and the impact of its relationships with Canada, Mexico, and selected countries of Central America

 

 

Social Studies Study Guide

Unit 2
We The People Study Sheet
Revolutionary War Project

Social Studies Interactive Websites

www.harcourtschool.com/ss1
Student News
Stories and Video from CNN.com
US Citizenship Test
Helpful for We The People
Ben's Guide to US Government
Benjamin Franklin Giving Election and American Government Facts
PBS Kids - It's My Life- Budgeting
Interactive Game Using Bidgeting to purchase
Ben's Guide to US Government
Benjamin Franklin Giving Election and American Government Facts
 

States and Capitals Games

Several websites have games that will help you learn your states and capitals. I am hoping that these links will make learning the states and capitals fun and easy.

Syvum.com
There are 4 different states and capitals review games on this site.
Jimspage.com/States.htm
This is a very fun interactive map of USA site.
Quia.com
This has a states and capitals concentration game.
50states.com
This site has a bunch of quizzes and fill in the blank maps for practice.
WWILD Team
This is a very well done interactive game created at the University of Georgia.
www.libraryspot.com/state
There references to all state information in the US.