Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Colonial Period

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Mississippi Standards

Civil Rights/Human Rights
5.3. Understand how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests influenced the founding of the United States.
5.3.a. Explain how the need for religious, political, and economic freedom influenced the settlement of North America by Europeans. (DOK 2)
5.3.b. Analyze the relationship between early European settlers in America and the Native Americans they encountered in terms of conflict, cultural exchanges, property rights, and adoption of democratic ideas. (DOK 3)
5.3.d. Trace the development of democratic ideas that influenced the early colonies (e.g., Magna Carta and Mayflower Compact, etc.). (DOK 2)
5.5. Understand the contributions of the various cultures represented in pre-Columbian through colonial America.
5.5.b. Explain the effect of colonization by Europeans on both European and Native American cultures. (DOK 2)
5.5.c. Draw conclusions about how cultures changed through cultural diffusion, invention, and innovation (e.g., navigational tools such as astrolabe and sextant, farming techniques, new agricultural products, holidays, religious beliefs and practices, government, weaponry, etc.). (DOK 3)
Domestic Affairs
5.1. Understand the people, events, and types of government associated with the development of the United States.
5.1.c. Identify significant European supporters (e.g., King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella) and explorers (e.g., Cortez, Ponce de Leon, Hernando De Soto) and the settlements they established (e.g., Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth). (DOK 3)
5.1.d. Connect the reasons for the establishment of the early colonies to the major individuals and groups responsible for the founding of those settlements (e.g., John Smith, Virginia; Roger Williams, Rhode Island; William Penn, Pennsylvania; Lord Baltimore, Maryland; William Bradford, Plymouth; John Winthrop, Massachusetts). (DOK 3)
5.1.e. Discuss the structure of colonial governments (e.g., legislative bodies, town meetings, charters of individual freedoms and rights). (DOK 3)
Global/International Affairs
5.2. Understand global connections and explore issues, concerns, and possible solutions.
5.2.a. Locate physical features that influenced and impacted the migration, exploration and settlement in North America (e.g., continents, ocean currents, winds, forests, rivers, mountain regions). (DOK 3)