Oklahoma Academic Standards
Social Studies Practices PK-12
1 Engage in Democratic Processes – Students will understand the principles of government, the benefits of democratic systems, and their responsibilities as citizens.
1.B. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the important institutions of their society and the principles that these institutions are intended to reflect.
4 Read Critically and Interpret Informational Sources – Students will engage in critical, active reading of grade-level appropriate primary and secondary sources related to key social studies concepts, including frequent analysis and interpretation of informational sources.
4.A. Students will comprehend, evaluate, and synthesize textual sources to acquire and refine knowledge in the social studies.
4.B. Students will apply critical reading and thinking skills to interpret, evaluate, and respond to a variety of complex texts from historical, ethnic, and global perspectives.
5th Grade Content Standards
5.3. The student will examine the foundations of the American nation established during the Revolutionary Era.
5.3.1. Examine the causes and effects of significant events leading to armed conflict between the thirteen American colonies and Great Britain including:
5.3.1.D. Townshend Act
5.3.1.G. Quartering Act
5.4. The student will examine the formation of the American system of government following the American Revolution.
5.4.6. Explain how the Constitution of the United States was amended to include the Bill of Rights and summarize the liberties protected in each of the ten amendments.
5.5. The student will describe the structure and responsibilities of the American system of government and the role of the individual citizen.
5.5.3. Describe the responsibilities of United States citizens including:
5.5.3.A. registration and voting in public elections
5.5.3.B. becoming informed voters