Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.16. Social Studies, Grade 5
5.15. Government. The student understands important ideas in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The student is expected to:
5.15.C. Explain the reasons for the creation of the Bill of Rights and its importance.
5.16. Government. The student understands the framework of government created by the U.S. Constitution of 1787. The student is expected to:
5.16.C. Distinguish between national and state governments and compare their responsibilities in the U.S. federal system.
5.18. Citizenship. The student understands the importance of individual participation in the democratic process at the local, state, and national levels. The student is expected to:
5.18.A. Explain the duty individuals have to participate in civic affairs at the local, state, and national levels.
5.20. Citizenship. The student understands the fundamental rights of American citizens guaranteed in the Bill of Rights and other amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The student is expected to:
5.20.A. Describe the fundamental rights guaranteed by each amendment in the Bill of Rights, including freedom of religion, speech, and press; the right to assemble and petition the government; the right to keep and bear arms; the right to trial by jury; and the right to an attorney.
5.25. Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
5.25.A. Use social studies terminology correctly.