Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Colonial Period

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Arizona Standards

AZ.SS05-S1. American History
SS05-S1C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues. By using primary and secondary sources effectively students obtain accurate and relevant information.
SS05-S1C1-03. Describe the difference between primary and secondary sources.
SS05-S1C1-04. Locate information using both primary and secondary sources.
SS05-S1C3. Exploration and Colonization 1500s - 1700s: The varied causes and effects of exploration, settlement, and colonization shaped regional and national development of the U.S.
SS05-S1C3-03. Explain the reasons (e.g., religious freedom, desire for land, economic opportunity, a new life) for colonization of America.
SS05-S1C3-04. Describe the contributions of geographic and economic conditions, religion, and colonial systems of government to the development of American democratic practices.
SS05-S1C3-05. Describe the geography, cultures, and economics of the Southern, Middle Atlantic, and New England Colonies.
SS05-S1C3-06. Identify contributions of individuals (e.g., John Smith, William Penn, Lord Baltimore, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, James Ogelthorpe) who were important to the colonization of America.
SS05-S1C3-07. Describe interactions (e.g., agricultural and cultural exchanges, alliances, conflicts) between Native Americans and European settlers.
SS05-S1C4. Revolution and New Nation 1700s - 1820: The development of American constitutional democracy grew from political, cultural and economic issues, ideas and event.
SS05-S1C4-03. Identify the impact of the following individuals on the Revolutionary War: a) Benjamin Franklin; b) Thomas Jefferson; c) George Washington; d) Patrick Henry; e) Thomas Paine; f) King George III
AZ.SS05-S2. World History
SS05-S2C5. Encounters and Exchange: Innovations, discoveries, exploration, and colonization accelerated contact, conflict, and interconnection among societies world wide, transforming and creating nations.
SS05-S2C5-01. Describe the following effects of European exploration, trade, and colonization on other parts of the world: a) sea routes to Asia; b) colonies established and settled; c) increased power of European countries; d) trade established between Europe, Africa, and Americas; e) introduction of disease and the resulting population decline of Indigenous people; f) triangular trade
SS05-S2C9. Contemporary World: The nations of the contemporary world are shaped by their cultural and political past. Current events, developments and issues continue to shape the global community.
SS05-S2C9-02. Use various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps) to discuss the connections between current events and historical events and issues from content studied in Strand 2.
AZ.SS05-S3. Civics/Government
SS05-S3C1. Foundations of Government: The United States democracy is based on principles and ideals that are embodied by symbols, people and documents.
SS05-S3C1-01. Identify the democratic principles and ideals associated with the following documents: a) Mayflower Compact; b) Declaration of Independence; c) Articles of Confederation; d) United States Constitution; e) Bill of Rights.
SS05-S3C2. Structure of Government: The United States structure of government is characterized by the separation and balance of powers.
SS05-S3C2-01. Describe the role of town meetings and representative assemblies in colonial government.
AZ.SS05-S4. Geography
SS05-S4C2. Places and Regions: Places and regions have distinct physical and cultural characteristics.
SS05-S4C2-01. Describe how the following regions exemplify the concept of region as an area with unifying human or natural factors: a) three American colonial regions; b) West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest; c) North and South during the Civil War.
SS05-S4C4. Human Systems: Human cultures, their nature, and distribution affect societies and the Earth.
SS05-S4C4-02. Explain the effects (e.g., economic, cultural, environmental, political) of human migration on places.
SS05-S4C6. Geographic Applications: Geographic thinking (asking and answering geographic questions) is used to understand spatial patterns of the past, the present, and to plan for the future.
SS05-S4C6-01. Describe how geographic features influenced events in the past in the Original Thirteen Colonies, the Great Plains, the Pacific Northwest and the West.
AZ.SS05-S5. Economics
SS05-S5C1. Foundations of Economics: The foundations of economics are the application of basic economic concepts and decision-making skills. This includes scarcity and the different methods of allocation of goods and services.
SS05-S5C1-02. Describe how specialization (e.g., division of labor) improved standards of living in the three colonial regions and the Pre-Civil War North and South.
SS05-S5C1-03. Identify how voluntary exchange helps both buyers and sellers as in colonial trade in North America.
SS05-S5C1-04. Interpret how trade promoted economic growth throughout U.S. history.
SS05-S5C2. Microeconomics: Microeconomics examines the costs and benefits of economic choices relating to individuals, markets and industries, and governmental policies.
SS05-S5C2-01. Explain how price incentives affect peoples' behavior and choices, such as colonial decisions about what crops to grow and which products to produce.