South Dakota Content Standards
SD.K-12.H. Grade 5 History
K‐12.H.4. Students will identify and evaluate the causes and effects of past, current and potential events, issues and problems.
5.H.4.5. Compare and contrast social, economic, and philosophical differences between the north and the south prior to the Civil War.
SD.K-12.C. Grade 5 Civics/Government
K‐12.C.2. Students will explain the historical impact of primary founding documents including but not limited to, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments.
5.C.2.1. Examine the origins and purposes of rules, laws, and key U.S. Constitutional powers.
5.C.2.2. Using research, show where the ideas come from that informed the Constitution.
K‐12.C.5. Students will understand the ways in which a citizen can use their basic rights to influence decisions of the republic.
5.C.5.1. Explain how democracy relies upon citizens’ responsible participation, and draw implications for how individuals should participate.