Florida Standards (NGSSS)
FL.SS.5.A. American History
SS.5.A.5. American Revolution & Birth of a New Nation
SS.5.A.5.1. Identify and explain significant events leading up to the American Revolution.
SS.5.A.5.10. Examine the significance of the Constitution including its key political concepts, origins of those concepts, and their role in American democracy.
FL.SS.5.C. Civics and Government
SS.5.C.1. Foundations of Government, Law, and the American Political System
SS.5.C.1.2. Define a constitution, and discuss its purposes.
SS.5.C.1.3. Explain the definition and origin of rights.
SS.5.C.1.5. Describe how concerns about individual rights led to the inclusion of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution.
SS.5.C.2. Civic and Political Participation
SS.5.C.2.3. Analyze how the Constitution has expanded voting rights from our nation's early history to today.
SS.5.C.2.4. Evaluate the importance of civic responsibilities in American democracy.
SS.5.C.2.5. Identify ways good citizens go beyond basic civic and political responsibilities to improve government and society.
SS.5.C.3. Structure and Functions of Government
SS.5.C.3.1. Describe the organizational structure (legislative, executive, judicial branches) and powers of the federal government as defined in Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution.
SS.5.C.3.2. Explain how popular sovereignty, rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, and individual rights limit the powers of the federal government as expressed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
SS.5.C.3.3. Give examples of powers granted to the federal government and those reserved for the states.
SS.5.C.3.5. Identify the fundamental rights of all citizens as enumerated in the Bill of Rights.