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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Vermont Standards

VT.6.10. Citizenship: Types of Government: Students compare and evaluate the philosophical underpinnings and the workings of different types of governments, including constitutional governments, in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS5-6:14. Grade Level Expectation: Students act as citizens by:
5-6:14.a. Describing and defining the rights, principles, and responsibilities of citizenship in the U.S. (e.g., the right to vote and the responsibility to obey the law).
5-6:14.h. Describing how an American's identity stems from beliefs in and allegiance to shared political values and principles, and how these are similar and different to other peoples.
H&SS5-6:15. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of various forms of government by:
5-6:15.b. Identifying key documents on which U.S. laws are based and where to find them (e.g., Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution).
5-6:15.e. Describing the basic principles of American democracy (e.g., right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; responsibility for the common good; equality of opportunity and equal protection of the law; freedom of speech and religion).
VT.6.11. Citizenship: Institutional Access: Students analyze the access that various groups and individuals have had to justice, reward, and power, as those are evident in the institutions in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS5-6:14. Grade Level Expectation: Students act as citizens by:
5-6:14.h. Describing how an American's identity stems from beliefs in and allegiance to shared political values and principles, and how these are similar and different to other peoples.
H&SS5-6:15. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of various forms of government by:
5-6:15.b. Identifying key documents on which U.S. laws are based and where to find them (e.g., Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution).
VT.6.12. Citizenship: Human Rights: Students identify and evaluate the concept of human rights in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS5-6:15. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of various forms of government by:
5-6:15.e. Describing the basic principles of American democracy (e.g., right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; responsibility for the common good; equality of opportunity and equal protection of the law; freedom of speech and religion).
H&SS5-6:16. Grade Level Expectation: Students examine how different societies address issues of human interdependence by:
5-6:16.f. Citing examples, both past and present, of how diversity has led to change (e.g., foods; internment camps; slavery).
VT.6.15. Economics: Knowledge of Economic Principles: Students use the basic principles of economics to interpret local, state, national, and international economic activity.
H&SS5-6:19. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of the interconnectedness between government and the economy by:
5-6:19.b. Explaining the relationship between taxation and governmental goods and services in the U.S. (e.g., given data, students create a pie chart of budget allocations).
VT.6.16. Economics: Impact of Economic Systems: Students evaluate the impact of economic systems on the needs and wants of all people and on the environment in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS5-6:19. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of the interconnectedness between government and the economy by:
5-6:19.b. Explaining the relationship between taxation and governmental goods and services in the U.S. (e.g., given data, students create a pie chart of budget allocations).
VT.6.17. Economics: Governments and Resources: Students understand how governments affect the flow of resources, goods, and services.
H&SS5-6:19. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of the interconnectedness between government and the economy by:
5-6:19.b. Explaining the relationship between taxation and governmental goods and services in the U.S. (e.g., given data, students create a pie chart of budget allocations).
VT.6.6. History: Being A Historian: Students use historical methodology to make interpretations concerning history, change, and continuity.
H&SS5-6:8. Grade Level Expectation: Students connect the past with the present by:
5-6:8.c. Investigating how events, people, and ideas have shaped the United States and/or the world, and hypothesizing how different influences could have led to different consequences (e.g., How did the civil rights movement change the U.S., and how might the U.S. be different if it had never happened?).
VT.6.9. Citizenship: Meaning of Citizenship: Students examine and debate the meaning of citizenship and act as citizens in a democratic society.
H&SS5-6:14. Grade Level Expectation: Students act as citizens by:
5-6:14.a. Describing and defining the rights, principles, and responsibilities of citizenship in the U.S. (e.g., the right to vote and the responsibility to obey the law).
5-6:14.h. Describing how an American's identity stems from beliefs in and allegiance to shared political values and principles, and how these are similar and different to other peoples.
H&SS5-6:15. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of various forms of government by:
5-6:15.b. Identifying key documents on which U.S. laws are based and where to find them (e.g., Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution).
5-6:15.e. Describing the basic principles of American democracy (e.g., right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; responsibility for the common good; equality of opportunity and equal protection of the law; freedom of speech and religion).