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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Ohio Standards

OH.2. People in Societies: Students use knowledge of perspectives, practices and products of cultural, ethnic and social groups to analyze the impact of their commonality and diversity within local, national, regional and global settings.
2.3. Grade Level Indicator: Interaction: Describe the experiences of African-Americans under the institution of slavery.
OH.5. Government: Students use knowledge of the purposes, structures and processes of political systems at the local, state, national and international levels to understand that people create systems of government as structures of power and authority to provide order, maintain stability and promote the general welfare.
5.2. Grade Level Indicator: Role of Government: Explain the essential characteristics of American democracy including: The people are the source of the government's authority; All citizens have the right and responsibility to vote and influence the decisions of the government; The government is run directly by the people or through elected representatives; The powers of government are limited by law; Basic rights of individuals are guaranteed by the Constitution.
5.3. Grade Level Indicator: Rules and Laws: Explain the significance of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
5.B. Give examples of documents that specify the structure of state and national governments in the United States and explain how these documents foster self-government in a democracy.
OH.6. Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: Students use knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in order to examine and evaluate civic ideals and to participate in community life and the American democratic system.
6.2. Grade Level Indicator: Rights and Responsibilities: Explain the obligations of upholding the U.S. Constitution including: Obeying laws; Paying taxes; Serving on juries; Registering for selective service.
6.3. Grade Level Indicator: Rights and Responsibilities: Explain the significance of the rights that are protected by the First Amendment including: Freedom of religion; Freedom of speech; Freedom of the press; Right of petition and assembly.
6.A. Explain how citizens take part in civic life in order to promote the common good.
6.B. Identify rights and responsibilities of citizenship in the United States that are important for preserving democratic government.