5th Grade Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides
The big ideas in Fifth Grade Social Studies include United States History and Geography, specifically, the development of the American nation. The learning focuses on the influence of physical and cultural environment on national origins, growth, and development. Students learn about the founding of colonial governments, the ideals of the Enlightenment, and the English tradition of self-government, as well as how the principles of the American republic form the basis of a pluralistic society in which individual rights are secured.
'Culture' refers to the socially transmitted behaviors, beliefs, values, traditions, institutions, and ways of Algonquins living together as a group of people. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Concepts and ideals such as: individual dignity, liberty, justice, equality, individual rights, responsibility, majority and minority rights, and civil dissent. Citizens' rights and responsibilities. Plan of government. Bill of rights. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1FreeColonies, settlement, Plymouth, apothecary, plantation, Puritans. Read more...iWorksheets: 3What are colonists? Why Colonize? Identifying significant early European. Identifying major leaders, economic impact, and changes in colonial society. Identifying geographic features, landforms, and differences in climates among the colonies. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Understanding of how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate scarce resources, how major decision-making units function in the United States and other national economies, and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and nonmarket mechanisms. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Native Americans lived in the Americas long before Europeans, including the Pilgrims, arrived. Early Native Americans believed that all people shared the land. Europeans, however, believed that individuals owned the land. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1Expoloration is the investigation of unknown regions. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1It is believed that the first human beings came from Asia. Thousands of years ago, a bridge of land connected Asia and North America. The first Americans crossed the bridge of land from Asia to North America. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1A government is the system by which a state or community is controlled. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1What is Geography? Geography is the study of the Earth's surface. Continents like North America, South America, Africa, Australia and Eurasia are major land formations. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1During the first half of the 1800's, the United States of America began to take its place in the World. The new nation grew in area and population.
Technology changed the way in which people lived and worked. Nationalism, an intense feeling of loyalty to a person's nation, increased. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1National Holidays are those days set aside to honor people or events important in the history of a country. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1Current and past issues involving science and technology. Read more...iWorksheets: 3An
is a change in the way goods are manufactured. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1'Culture' refers to the socially transmitted behaviors, beliefs, values, traditions, institutions, and ways of Iroquois living together as a group of people. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Actions by both Great Britain and the American colonists led to the American
Revolution. Actions of the British: Stamp Act, The Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre, Intolerable Acts. Actions of the Colonists: boycott of products from Great Britain, Boston Tea Party, The Sons of Liberty destroyed the houses of the people collecting taxes for Great Britain. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Identify and use a variety of primary and secondary sources for reconstructing the past, such as documents, letters, diaries, maps, textbooks, photos, and other sources.
Research and analyze past periods, events, and issues, using a variety of primary sources Read more...iWorksheets: 3The twelve states in the Middle Western Region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and
This region, often called "the heartland," is located in the center of the
United States. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1The Thirteen American colonies belonging to Great Britain were located along the eastern coast of what is now the United States of America. The colonies were divided into three groups, based on their locations and their economies Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1Geography: Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live - local, national, and global - including the distribution of people, places, and environments over the Earth's surface. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Geography can be divided into six essential elements which can be used to analyze important historic, geographic, economic, and environmental questions and issues. These six elements include: the world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical settings (including natural resources), human systems, environment and society, and the use of geography. Read more...iWorksheets: 3The Northeastern Region of the United States of America is made up of the New England States and the Middle Atlantic States. The region enjoys fours seasons, and the land varies from sunny beaches to majestic mountains. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1A Notable Person is a person who contributes to a cause in a special way. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1What is a Notable Person? A notable person is a person who contributes to a cause in a special way. Many people contributed toward the westward expansion of the United States during the 1800's. Notable People related to the Louisiana Purchase were: Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Napoleon, Sacajawea. People related to Texas and the Alamo were: Santa Anna, Susannah Dickinson, Stephen Austin, Jim Bowie, William Travis, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, President James K. Polk. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1A pioneer is a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1Government representatives, fundamental rights, majority, citizen Read more...iWorksheets: 3Social Studies Skills are those that help a student better understanding the world around him or her. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1The twelve states in the Southeastern Region are Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The region is known for its many rivers. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1The four states in the Southwestern Region are Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and
Texas. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1What is a state? In the United State, a state is a political division. Boundaries between states are either lines drawn by people or natural lines, like rivers. There are 50 states in the United States of America. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1FreeWhat was the American Revolution? The American Revolution was the name of the war that the colonists fought to gain their freedom from Great Britain. The American Revolution took place because the colonists and Great Britain disagreed about: Taxation without representation, Trade agreements and Self-government. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1Time Lines, Graphs, Charts, and Diagrams are graphics that provide information to the reader and are used to add to the words used in documents so the reader can understand the information. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1Urbanization refers to the population shift from rural to urban areas. Read more...iWorksheets: 3The eleven states that make up the Western Region are Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Hawaii. The region stretches thousands of miles from Hawaii to Colorado. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1During the 1800's, the boundaries of the United States were extended westward. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
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