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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Maryland Standards

MD.1.0. Political Science: Students will understand the historical development and current status of the fundamental concepts and processes of authority, power, and influence, with particular emphasis on the democratic skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible citizens.
1.A. The foundations and function of government
1.A.2. Analyze the historic events, documents, and practices that are the foundations of our political systems
1.A.2.c. Explain the significance of principles in the development of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Preamble, U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights
1.B. Individual and group participation in the political system
1.B.2. Analyze the importance of civic participation as a citizen of the United States
1.B.2.a. Analyze the usefulness of various sources of information used to make political decisions
1.B.2.b. Compare ways people can participate in the political process including voting, petitioning elected officials, and volunteering
1.C. Protecting rights and maintaining order
1.C.1. Describe individual rights and responsibilities in the United States
1.C.1.a. Describe responsibilities associated with certain basic rights of citizens, such as freedom of speech, religion, and press, and explain why these responsibilities are important
1.C.3. Examine the principle of due process
1.C.3.a. Describe the due process protections in the Bill of Rights
MD.2.0. Peoples of the Nation and World: Students will understand the diversity and commonality, human interdependence, and global cooperation of the people of Maryland, the United States and the world through both a multicultural and historic perspective.
2.C. Conflict and compromise
2.C.1. Analyze factors that affected relationships in the colonial period
2.C.1.a. Analyze how conflict affected relationships among individuals and groups, such as early settlers and Native Americans, free and enslaved people
MD.5.0. History: Students will examine significant ideas, beliefs, and themes; organize patterns and events; and analyze how individuals and societies have changed over time in Maryland, the United States and around the world.
5.C. Conflict between ideas and institutions
5.C.2. Analyze the effects of the American Revolution
5.C.2.b. Describe individual freedoms that resulted from the formation of an independent nation
MD.6.0. Social Studies Skills and Processes: Students shall use reading, writing, and thinking processes and skills to gain knowledge and understanding of political, historical, and current events using chronological and spatial thinking, economic reasoning, and historical interpretation, by framing and evaluating questions from primary and secondary sources.
6.A. Read to learn and construct meaning about social studies
6.A.1. Use appropriate strategies and opportunities to increase understandings of social studies vocabulary
6.A.1.a. Acquire and apply new vocabulary through investigating, listening, independent reading and discussing a variety of print and non-print sources
6.A.1.b. Identify and use new vocabulary acquired through study of relationships to prior knowledge and experiences
6.A.1.c. Use context clues to understand new social studies vocabulary
6.A.1.d. Use new vocabulary in speaking and writing to gain and extend content knowledge and clarify expression
6.A.2. Use strategies to prepare for reading (before reading)
6.A.2.a. Identify the characteristics of informational texts, such as print features, graphic aids, informational aids, organizational aids, and online features
6.A.2.b. Preview the text by examining features, such as the title, pictures, maps, illustrations, photographs, charts, timelines, graphs, and icons
6.A.2.c. Set a purpose for reading the text
6.A.2.d. Ask questions and make predictions about the text
6.A.2.e. Make connections to the text using prior knowledge and experiences
6.A.3. Use strategies to monitor understanding and derive meaning from text and portions of text (during reading)
6.A.3.a. Identify and use knowledge of organizational structures, such as chronological order, cause/effect, main ideas and details, description, similarities/differences, and problem/solution to gain meaning
6.A.3.b. Reread slowly and carefully, restate, or read on and revisit difficult parts
6.A.3.d. Look back through the text to search for connections between and among ideas
6.A.3.e. Make, confirm, or adjust predictions about the text
6.A.3.f. Periodically summarize or paraphrase important ideas while reading
6.A.3.g. Visualize what was read for deeper meaning
6.A.3.h. Explain personal connections to the ideas or information in the text
6.A.4. Use strategies to demonstrate understanding of the text (after reading)
6.A.4.a. Identify and explain what is directly stated in the text
6.A.4.b. Identify, paraphrase, or summarize the main idea of the text
6.A.4.f. Explain what is not directly stated in the text by drawing inferences
6.A.4.g. Confirm or refute predictions made about the text to form new ideas
6.A.4.h. Connect the text to prior knowledge or personal experiences
6.A.4.i. Draw conclusions and make generalizations based on the text, multiple texts, and/or prior knowledge
6.B. Write to learn and communicate social studies understandings
6.B.1. Use informal writing strategies, such as journal writing, note taking, quick writes, and graphic organizers to clarify, organize, remember and/or express new understandings
6.B.1.a. Identify key ideas
6.B.1.b. Connect key ideas to prior knowledge (personal experience, text, and world)