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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Virginia Standards of Learning

VA.SS.VS. Virginia Studies
Civil War and Postwar Eras
VS.7. The student will demonstrate an understanding of the issues that divided our nation and led to the Civil War by:
VS.7.a. Explaining the major events and the differences between northern and southern states that divided Virginians and led to secession, war, and the creation of West Virginia.
VA.SS.USI. United States History to 1865
Exploration to Revolution: Pre-Columbian Times to the 1770s
USI.5. The student will apply social science skills to understand the factors that shaped colonial America by:
USI.5.e. Explaining the political and economic relationships between the colonies and Great Britain.
Revolution and the New Nation: 1770s to the Early 1800s
USI.6. The student will apply social science skills to understand the causes and results of the American Revolution by:
USI.6.a. Explaining the issues of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution.
Civil War: 1861 to 1865
USI.9. The student will apply social science skills to understand the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War by:
USI.9.a. Describing the cultural, economic, and constitutional issues that divided the nation.
USI.9.b. Explaining how the issues of states’ rights and slavery increased sectional tensions.
VA.SS.USII. United States History: 1865 to the Present
Skills
USII.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
USII.1.i. Identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the ethical use of material or intellectual property.
Reshaping the Nation and the Emergence of Modern America: 1877 to the Early 1900s
USII.4. The student will apply social science skills to understand how life changed after the Civil War by:
USII.4.e. Evaluating and explaining the impact of the Progressive Movement on child labor, working conditions, the rise of organized labor, women’s suffrage, and the temperance movement.
Turmoil and Change: 1890s to 1945
USII.6. The student will apply social science skills to understand the social, economic, and technological changes of the early twentieth century by:
USII.6.b. Describing the social and economic changes that took place, including prohibition and the Great Migration north and west.
VA.SS.CE. Civics and Economics
Skills
CE.2. The student will apply social science skills to understand the foundations of American constitutional government by:
CE.2.b. Examining and evaluating the impact of the Magna Carta, charters of the Virginia Company of London, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights.
CE.3. The student will apply social science skills to understand citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by:
CE.3.b. Describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws.
CE.3.d. Examining the responsibilities of citizenship, including registering and voting, communicating with government officials, participating in political campaigns, keeping informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions in a diverse society.
CE.3.e. Evaluating how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good.
CE.5. The student will apply social science skills to understand the political process at the local, state, and national levels of government by:
CE.5.e. Examining the history of and requirements for voter registration, and participating in simulated local, state, and/or national elections.
CE.6. The student will apply social science skills to understand the American constitutional government at the national level by:
CE.6.a. Describing the structure and powers of the national government.
VA.SS.VUS. Virginia and United States History
Skills
VUS.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
VUS.1.i. Identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and ethical use of material and intellectual property.
Revolution and the New Nation
VUS.5. The student will apply social science skills to understand the development of the American political system by:
VUS.5.a. Examining founding documents to explore the development of American constitutional government, with emphasis on the significance of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in the framing of the Bill of Rights.
Expansion
VUS.6. The student will apply social science skills to understand major events in Virginia and United States history during the first half of the nineteenth century by:
VUS.6.g. Evaluating and explaining the multiple causes and compromises leading to the Civil War, including the role of the institution of slavery.
VA.SS.GOVT. Virginia and United States Government
Skills
GOVT.2. The student will apply social science skills to understand the political philosophies that shaped the development of Virginia and United States constitutional government by:
GOVT.2.f. Evaluating and explaining George Mason’s Virginia Declaration of Rights, Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and James Madison’s leadership role in securing adoption of the Bill of Rights by the First Congress.
GOVT.4. The student will apply social science skills to understand the Constitution of the United States by:
GOVT.4.d. Defining the structure of the national government outlined in Article I, Article II, and Article III.
GOVT.5. The student will apply social science skills to understand the federal system of government described in the Constitution of the United States by:
GOVT.5.a. Evaluating the relationship between the state government and the national government.
GOVT.11. The student will apply social science skills to understand civil liberties and civil rights by:
GOVT.11.a. Examining the Bill of Rights, with emphasis on First Amendment freedoms.
GOVT.13. The student will apply social science skills to understand how world governments and economies compare and contrast with the government and the economy in the United States by:
GOVT.13.c. Comparing and contrasting the extent of participation in the political process.
GOVT.15. The student will apply social science skills to understand the role of government in the Virginia and United States economies by:
GOVT.15.c. Investigating and describing the types and purposes of taxation that are used by local, state, and federal governments to pay for services provided by the government.
GOVT.16. The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by:
GOVT.16.d. Participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections.

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