Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Colonial Period

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

New Mexico Standards

NM.I: History: Students are able to identify important people and events in order to analyze significant patterns, relationships, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in New Mexico, United States, and world history in order to understand the complexity of the human experience. Students will:
1-B: United States: analyze and interpret major eras, events and individuals from the periods of exploration and colonization through the civil war and reconstruction in United States history:
1-B:2. Describe and explain the reasons for colonization, to include: religious freedom, desire for land, economic opportunity, a new way of life, including the roles and views of key individuals who founded colonies (e.g., John Smith, William Penn, Lord Baltimore);
1-B:3. Explain the significance of major historical documents (e.g., the Mayflower compact, the declaration of independence, the federalist papers, United States constitution, bill of rights, the Gettysburg address);
1-B:4. Identify the interactions between American Indians and European settlers, including agriculture, cultural exchanges, alliances and conflicts (e.g., the first Thanksgiving, the pueblo revolt, French and Indian war);
1-B:6. Explain early representative government and identify democratic practices that emerged (e.g., Iroquois nation model, town meetings, assemblies).
1-C: World: compare and contrast major historical eras, events and figures from ancient civilizations to the age of exploration:
1-C:3. Identify the European countries that colonized the North American continent and their areas of settlement; and