Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Citizenship and Government

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kentucky Standards

KY.AE. Academic Expectation
AE.1. Students are able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives.
1.2. Students make sense of the variety of materials they read.
AE.2. Students shall develop their abilities to apply core concepts and principles from mathematics, the sciences, the arts, the humanities, social studies, practical living studies, and vocational studies to what they will encounter throughout their lives.
2.14. Social Studies: Students understand the democratic principles of justice, equality, responsibility, and freedom and apply them to real-life situations.
2.15. Social Studies: Students can accurately describe various forms of government and analyze issues that relate to the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.
KY.CC. Core Content for Assessment v.4.1.
SS-05-1. Government and Civics: The study of government and civics equips students to understand the nature of government and the unique characteristics of representative democracy in the United States, including its fundamental principles, structure and the role of citizens. Understanding the historical development of structures of power, authority and governance and their evolving functions in contemporary U.S. society and other parts of the world is essential for developing civic competence. An understanding of civic ideals and practices of citizenship is critical to full participation in society and is a central purpose of the social studies.
SS-05-1.3. Rights and Responsibilities
SS-05-1.3.1. Students will explain the basic principles of democracy (e.g., justice, equality, responsibility, freedom) found in significant U.S. historical documents (Declaration of Independence, U. S. Constitution, Bill of Rights) and analyze why they are important to citizens today. DOK 3
SS-05-1.3.2. Students will describe specific rights and responsibilities individuals have as citizens of the United States (e.g., voting in national elections) and explain why civic engagement is necessary to preserve a democratic society. DOK 3
SS-05-2. Cultures and Societies: Culture is the way of life shared by a group of people, including their ideas and traditions. Cultures reflect the values and beliefs of groups in different ways (e.g., art, music, literature, religion); however, there are universals (e.g., food, clothing, shelter, communication) connecting all cultures. Culture influences viewpoints, rules and institutions in a global society. Students should understand that people form cultural groups throughout the United States and the World, and that issues and challenges unite and divide them.
SS-05-2.2. Social Institutions
SS-05-2.2.1. Students will describe social institutions (government, economy, education, religion, family) in the United States and explain their role in the growth and development of the nation.
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SS-5-GC. Big Idea: Government and Civics - The study of government and civics allows students to understand the nature of government and the unique characteristics of American democracy, including its fundamental principles, structure, and the role of citizens. Understanding the historical development of structures of power, authority and governance and their evolving functions in contemporary U.S. society and other parts of the world is essential for developing civic competence. An understanding of civic ideals and practices of citizenship is critical to full participation in society and is a central purpose of the social studies. (Academic Expectations 2.14, 2.15)
SS-5-GC-S-1. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will demonstrate an understanding of government, using information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental):
SS-5-GC-S-1.a) Investigate the basic functions of the United States Government, as defined in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, (e.g., establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, secure the blessings of liberty) and explain their significance today
SS-5-GC-S-3. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will analyze information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental) to describe fundamental values and principles of American democracy (e.g., liberty, justice) found in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution; explain their significance today
SS-5-GC-S-4. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens:
SS-5-GC-S-4.a) Describe and give examples of specific rights guaranteed to all U.S. citizens in the Bill of Rights (e.g., freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press) and explain why they are important today
SS-5-GC-S-4.b) Describe some of the responsibilities U.S. citizens have in order for democratic governments to function effectively (e.g. voting, community service, paying taxes) and find examples of civic participation in current events/news (e.g., television, radio, articles, Internet)
SS-5-GC-U-3. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that the fundamental values and principles (e.g., liberty, justice, individual human dignity) of American democracy are expressed in historical documents (e.g., the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, including the Preamble and the Bill of Rights).
SS-5-GC-U-4. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that the Constitution of the United States establishes a government of limited powers that are shared among different levels and branches.
SS-5-GC-U-5. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that as members of a democratic society, all citizens of the United States have certain rights and responsibilities, including civic participation.