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South Dakota's Fifth Grade Standards

  • SD.5.US. Goal / Strand: U.S. History

    Students will understand the emergence and development of civilizations and cultures within the United States over time and place.

    • 5.US.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze U.S. historical eras to determine connections and cause/effect relationships in reference to chronology.

      • 5.US.1.1. Standard: (Comprehension) Students are able to differentiate the lifestyles of various Native American tribes (Examples

        Northwest, Southwest, Plains, Eastern Woodlands, Middle America).

      • 5.US.1.2. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to identify key early American explorers and their accomplishments (Examples

        Columbus, Cortez).

      • 5.US.1.3. Standard:

        (Knowledge) Students are able to identify influential people and key events during the American Revolution.

      • 5.US.1.4. Standard:

        (Knowledge) Students are able to identify the key changes leading to and resulting from growth and invention in the U.S. between the Revolution and 1865.

    • 5.US.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Evaluate the influence/impact of various cultures, values, philosophies, and religions on the development of the U.S.

      • 5.US.2.1. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to identify the reasons that led to the development of colonial America (Example

        escape from religious persecution, release from prison, economic opportunity, adventure).

      • 5.US.2.2. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to describe the political relationship between the colonies and England (Example

        representative/monarchy/democracy).

      • 5.US.2.3. Standard: (Comprehension) Students are able to compare and contrast social, economic, and philosophical differences between the North and the South (Examples

        slavery, states rights).

  • SD.5.W. Goal / Strand: World History

    Students will understand the emergence and development of world civilizations and cultures over time and place.

    • 5.W.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze historical eras of world history to determine connections and cause/effect relationships in reference to chronology.

      • 5.W.1.1. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to identify the causes and effects of European exploration and their impact (Examples

        Native Americans, colonists).

      • 5.W.1.2. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to describe the impact other countries had on the United States through exploration, trade, and conflict.

    • 5.W.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Evaluate the interaction of world cultures and civilizations, philosophies, and religions.

      • 5.W.2.1. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to identify key conflicts with other cultures of the world and the effect they had on the United States physically, economically, and socially (Examples

        French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Louisiana Purchase, Native American cultures, Civil War).

  • SD.5.G. Goal / Strand: Geography

    Students will understand the interrelationships of people, places, and the environment.

    • 5.G.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze information from geographic representation, tools, and technology to define location, place, and region.

      • 5.G.1.1. Standard:

        (Application) Students are able to apply longitude and latitude to find absolute locations on a map and globe.

      • 5.G.1.2. Standard:

        (Application) Students are able to compare maps of different types and scales.

    • 5.G.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze the relationships among the natural environments, the movement of peoples, and the development of societies.

      • 5.G.2.1. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to describe how climate and geography influenced the way of life of Native American tribes and the movement and activities of settlers.

      • 5.G.2.2. Standard: (Comprehension) Students are able to explain explorers' discoveries in the New World (Examples

        riches, trade routes, mountains, rivers, woodlands).

  • SD.5.C. Goal / Strand: Civics (Government)

    Students will understand the historical development and contemporary role of governmental power and authority.

    • 5.C.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze forms and purposes of government in relationship to the needs of citizens and societies including the impact of historical events, ideals, and documents.

      • 5.C.1.1. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to define basic differences between various forms of government (Examples

        Democracy, Republic, Monarchy, Dictatorship).

      • 5.C.1.2. Standard: (Comprehension) Students are able to define and describe the roles of democratic government of the United States (Examples

        levels of government: local, state, and national; branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial).

    • 5.C.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze the constitutional rights and responsibilities of United States citizens.

      • 5.C.2.1. Standard: (Comprehension) Students are able to describe how volunteerism helped develop the United States (Example

        Revolutionary War Patriots, Minutemen).

  • SD.5.E. Goal / Strand: Economics

    Students will understand the impact of economics on the development of societies and on current and emerging national and international situations.

    • 5.E.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze the role and relationships of economic systems on the development, utilization, and availability of resources in societies.

      • 5.E.1.1. Standard: (Comprehension) Students are able to describe the role of trading in early United States history (Examples

        bartering, triangular trade).

      • 5.E.1.2. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to describe examples of various institutions that make up economic systems (Examples

        households, banks, government agencies, labor unions, corporations, sole proprietorship, partnership).

      • 5.E.1.3. Standard: (Comprehension) Students are able to describe key economic events prior to 1865 leading to the expansion of territories in the United States (Examples

        Dakota Territory, Louisiana Purchase, Indian Removal Acts, Gold Rush).

 
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