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Washington's Fifth Grade Standards

  • WA.1. Ealr / Domain: CIVICS

    The student understands and applies knowledge of government, law, politics, and the nation's fundamental documents to make decisions about local, national, and international issues and to demonstrate thoughtful, participatory citizenship.

    • 1.1. Component / Goal:

      Understands key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other fundamental documents.

      • 1.1.1. Benchmark / Gle: IDEALS & PRINCIPLES

        Understands the key ideals of liberty and patriotism as outlined in the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and other fundamental documents.

      • 1.1.2. Benchmark / Gle: APPLICATION OF IDEALS & PRINCIPLES

        Evaluates how a public issue is related to constitutional rights and the common good.

    • 1.2. Component / Goal:

      Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.

      • 1.2.1. Benchmark / Gle: STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT

        Understands the organization of the United States government.

      • 1.2.2. Benchmark / Gle: FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT

        Understands the function of the United States government.

    • 1.4. Component / Goal:

      Understands civic involvement.

      • 1.4.1. Benchmark / Gle: CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

        Understands that civic participation involves being informed about how public issues are related to rights and responsibilities.

  • WA.2. Ealr / Domain: ECONOMICS

    The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.

    • 2.1. Component / Goal:

      Understands that people have to make choices between wants and needs and evaluate the outcomes of those choices.

      • 2.1.1. Benchmark / Gle: ECONOMIC CHOICES

        Analyzes the costs and benefits of decisions colonists made to meet their needs and wants.

    • 2.2. Component / Goal:

      Understands how economic systems function.

      • 2.2.2. Benchmark / Gle: TRADE

        Understands how trade affected the economy of the thirteen colonies.

    • 2.3. Component / Goal:

      Understands the government's role in the economy.

      • 2.3.1. Benchmark / Gle: GOVERNMENT AND THE ECONOMY

        Understands the impact of the British government on the economy of the thirteen colonies.

  • WA.3. Ealr / Domain: GEOGRAPHY

    The student uses a spatial perspective to make reasoned decisions by applying the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrating knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments.

    • 3.1. Component / Goal:

      Understands the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, and location of places, regions, and spatial patterns on the Earth's surface.

      • 3.1.1. Benchmark / Gle: MAPS AND GEOGRAPHIC TOOLS

        Constructs and uses maps to show and analyze information about European settlement in the Americas.

      • 3.1.2. Benchmark / Gle: CHARACTERISTICS AND SPATIAL ORGANIZATION OF PLACES AND REGIONS

        Understands the physical and cultural characteristics of the thirteen colonies.

    • 3.2. Component / Goal:

      Understands human interaction with the environment.

      • 3.2.3. Benchmark / Gle: HUMAN MIGRATION

        Understands and analyzes the impact of the European colonists' movement to the Americas on the land and the indigenous peoples.

  • WA.4. Ealr / Domain: 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.

    • 4.1. Component / Goal:

      Understands historical chronology.

      • 4.1.1. Benchmark / Gle: CHRONOLOGY

        Understands and creates timelines to show how historical events are caused by other important events.

      • 4.1.2. Benchmark / Gle: CHRONOLOGICAL ERAS

        Understands how the following themes and developments help to define eras in U.S. history from time immemorial to 1791:

        • 4.1.2.a. Grade Level Expectation:

          Development of indigenous societies in North America (time immemorial to 1791).

        • 4.1.2.b. Grade Level Expectation:

          Encounter, colonization, and devastation (1492 - 1763).

        • 4.1.2.c. Grade Level Expectation:

          Revolution and the Constitution (1763 - 1791).

    • 4.2. Component / Goal:

      Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.

      • 4.2.1. Benchmark / Gle: INDIVIDUALS AND MOVEMENTS

        Understands and analyzes how individuals caused change in U.S. history.

      • 4.2.2. Benchmark / Gle: CULTURES AND CULTURAL GROUPS

        Analyzes how people from various cultural groups have shaped U.S. history.

      • 4.2.3. Benchmark / Gle: IDEAS AND TECHNOLOGY

        Understands how technology and ideas have affected the way people live and change their values, beliefs, and attitudes.

    • 4.3. Component / Goal:

      Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.

      • 4.3.1. Benchmark / Gle: HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION

        Analyzes the multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events in U.S. history.

      • 4.3.2. Benchmark / Gle: MULTIPLE CAUSATION

        Analyzes the multiple causes of change and conflict in U.S. history.

    • 4.4. Component / Goal:

      Uses history to understand the present and plan for the future.

      • 4.4.1. Benchmark / Gle: HISTORICAL ANTECENDENTS

        Understands that significant historical events in the United States have implications for current decisions and influence the future.

  • WA.5. Ealr / Domain: SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS

    The student understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, form, and evaluate positions through the processes of reading, writing, and communicating.

    • 5.1. Component / Goal:

      Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate positions.

      • 5.1.1. Benchmark / Gle: UNDERSTANDS REASONING

        Understands the purpose of documents and the concepts used in them.

      • 5.1.2. Benchmark / Gle: EVALUATES REASONING

        Evaluates the relevance of facts used in forming a position on an issue or event.

    • 5.2. Component / Goal:

      Uses inquiry-based research.

      • 5.2.1. Benchmark / Gle: FORMS QUESTIONS

        Understands how essential questions define the significance of researching an issue or event.

    • 5.3. Component / Goal:

      Deliberates public issues.

      • 5.3.1. Benchmark / Gle: DELIBERATION

        Engages others in discussions that attempt to clarify and address multiple viewpoints on public issues based on key ideals.

    • 5.4. Component / Goal:

      Creates a product that uses social studies content to support a thesis and presents the product in an appropriate manner to a meaningful audience.

      • 5.4.1. Benchmark / Gle: CREATES POSITION AND PRODUCT

        Researches multiple perspectives to take a position on a public or historical issue in a paper or presentation.

      • 5.4.2. Benchmark / Gle: CITING SOURCES

        Prepares a list of resources, including the title, author, type of source, date published, and publisher for each source, and arranges the sources alphabetically.

 
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