Washington State K–12 Learning Standards and Guidelines
WA.5.2. ECONOMICS - The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.
5.2.1. Understands that people have to make choices between wants and needs and evaluate the outcomes of those choices.
188.8.131.52. Analyzes the costs and benefits of decisions colonists made to meet their needs and wants.
5.2.2. Understands how economic systems function.
184.108.40.206. Understands how trade affected the economy of the thirteen colonies.
5.2.3. Understands the government’s role in the economy.
220.127.116.11. Understands the impact of the British government on the economy of the thirteen colonies.
WA.5.3. GEOGRAPHY - The student uses a spatial perspective to make reasoned decisions by applying the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrating knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments.
5.3.1. Understands the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, and location of places, regions, and spatial patterns on the Earth’s surface.
18.104.22.168. Constructs and uses maps to show and analyze information about European settlement in the Americas.
22.214.171.124. Understands the physical and cultural characteristics of the thirteen colonies.
5.3.2. Understands human interaction with the environment.
126.96.36.199. Understands and analyzes the impact of the European colonists’ movement to the Americas on the land and the indigenous peoples.
WA.5.4. HISTORY - The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes of local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.
5.4.1. Understands historical chronology.
188.8.131.52. Understands how the following themes and developments help to define eras in U.S. history from time immemorial to 1791:
184.108.40.206.a. Development of indigenous societies in North America (time immemorial to 1791).
220.127.116.11.b. Encounter, colonization, and devastation (1492—1763).
18.104.22.168.c. Revolution and the Constitution (1763—1791).
5.4.2. Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
22.214.171.124. Understands and analyzes how individuals caused change in U.S. history.
5.4.3. Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.
126.96.36.199. Analyzes the multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events in U.S. history.
188.8.131.52. Analyzes the multiple causes of change and conflict in U.S. history.
5.4.4. Uses history to understand the present and plan for the future.
184.108.40.206. Understands that significant historical events in the United States have implications for current decisions and influence the future.
WA.5.5. SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS - The student understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, and form and evaluate positions through the processes of reading, writing, and communicating.
5.5.2. Uses inquiry-based research.
220.127.116.11. Understands how essential questions define the significance of researching an issue or event.