Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Colonial Period

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Massachusetts Standards

MA.5.CS. United States History, Geography, Economics, and Government: Early Exploration to Westward Movement (Concepts and Skills)
CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT
5.CS.8. Define and use correctly words related to government: citizen, suffrage, rights, representation, federal, state, county, and municipal. (C)
ECONOMICS
5.CS.14. Give examples of how changes in supply and demand affected prices in colonial history (e.g., fur, lumber, fish, and meat). (E, H)
MA.5.LS. United States History, Geography, Economics, and Government: Early Exploration to Westward Movement (Learning Standards)
PRE-COLUMBIAN CIVILIZATIONS OF THE NEW WORLD AND EUROPEAN EXPLORATION, COLONIZATION, AND SETTLEMENT TO 1700
5.5. Describe the goals and extent of the Dutch settlement in New York, the French settlements in Canada, and the Spanish settlements in Florida, the Southwest, and California. (H)
5.6. Explain the early relationship of the English settlers to the indigenous peoples, or Indians, in North America, including the differing views on ownership or use of land and the conflicts between them (e.g., the Pequot and King Philip's Wars in New England). (H, G, E)
5.8. Identify the links between the political principles and practices developed in ancient Greece and such political institutions and practices as written constitutions and town meetings of the Puritans. (H, C)
5.9. Explain the reasons that the language, political institutions, and political principles of what became the United States of America were largely shaped by English colonists even though other major European nations also explored the New World. (H, C)
5.9.A. The relatively small number of colonists who came from other nations besides England
5.9.B. Long experience with self-government
5.9.D. England's strong economic, intellectual, and military position
THE POLITICAL, INTELLECTUAL, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH OF THE COLONIES, 1700-1775
5.10. On a map of North America, identify the first 13 colonies and describe how regional differences in climate, types of farming, populations, and sources of labor shaped their economies and societies through the 18th century. (H, G, E)
5.11. Explain the importance of maritime commerce in the development of the economy of colonial Massachusetts, using the services of historical societies and museums as needed. (H, E)
5.11.A. The fishing and shipbuilding industries
5.11.C. The port cities of New Bedford, Newburyport, Gloucester, Salem, and Boston
5.14. Explain the development of colonial governments and describe how these developments contributed to the Revolution. (H, G, E, C)
5.14.A. Legislative bodies
5.14.B. Town meetings
5.14.C. Charters on individual freedom and rights
5.15. Explain the reasons for the French and Indian War, how it led to an overhaul of British imperial policy, and the colonial response to these policies. (H, C, E)
5.15.A. Sugar Act (1764)
5.15.C. Townsend Duties (1767)
THE REVOLUTION AND THE FORMATION OF A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, 1775-1789
5.18. Describe the life and achievements of important leaders during the Revolution and the early years of the United States. (H, C)
5.18.C. King George III