Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Colonial Period

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Indiana Standards

IN.CG. Civics and Government
5.2. Students will identify main components and characteristics of the United States government. They will identify and explain key ideas in government from the colonial and founding periods that continue to shape civic and political life.
Foundations of Government
5.2.3. Give examples of how the British colonies in America developed forms of representative government, self-government and democratic practices.
IN.E. Economics
5.4. Students will describe the productive resources and market relationships that influence the way people produce goods and services and earn a living in the United States in different historical periods.
5.4.2. Summarize a market economy and give examples of how the colonial and early American economy exhibited these characteristics.
5.4.4. Trace the development of technology and the impact of major inventions on business productivity during the early development of the United States.
IN.G. Geography
5.3. Students will describe the Earth/sun relationship and use global grid systems. They will identify regions; describe physical and cultural characteristics; and locate states, capitals and major physical features of the United States. They will also explain the changing interaction of people with their environment in regions of the United States and show how the United States is related geographically to the rest of the world.
Environment and Society
5.3.11. Describe adaptation and how Native American Indians and colonists adapted to variations in the physical environment.
Human Systems
5.3.10. Using historical maps, locate and explain the conflict over the use of land by Native American Indians and the European colonists.
5.3.8. Explain how the Spanish, British and French colonists altered the character and use of land in early America. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
5.3.9. Identify the major manufacturing and agricultural regions in colonial America and cite ways that agriculture and manufacturing changed between 1600 and 1800.
Places and Regions
5.3.4. Locate Native American Indian and colonial settlements on maps and suggest reasons for the locations of these places. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
IN.H. History
5.1. Students will describe the historical movements that influenced the development of the United States from pre-Columbian times up to 1800, with an emphasis on the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research
5.1.19. Using primary and secondary sources to examine an historical account about an issue of the time, reconstruct the literal meaning of the passages by identifying who was involved, what happened, where it happened, what events led to these developments and what consequences or outcomes followed.
5.1.20. Read and interpret primary and secondary source accounts that pertain to a problem confronting people during the Founding Era of the United States.
Historical Knowledge: Colonization and Settlements: 1607 to 1763
5.1.5. Explain the religious, political and economic reasons for movement of people from Europe to the Americas. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
5.1.6. Identify and discuss instances of both cooperation and conflict between Native American Indians and European settlers, such as agriculture, trade, cultural exchanges and military alliances, as well as later broken treaties, massacres and conflicts over control of the land. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
5.1.7. Identify and locate the 13 British colonies that became the United States and describe daily life (political, social, and economic organization and structure).
5.1.8. Identify the early founders of colonial settlements and describe early colonial resistance to British rule. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
Historical Knowledge: Ways of Life Before and After the Arrival of Europeans to 1610
5.1.4. Locate and compare the origins, physical structure and social structure of early Spanish, French and British settlements. (Individuals, Society and Culture)