Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Colonization

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 Explain the significance of major historical documents (e.g., the Mayflower compact, the declaration of independence, the federalist papers, United States constitution, bill of rights, the Gettysburg address);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
NM.III: Civics and Government: Students understand the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and understand the content and history of the founding documents of the United States with particular emphasis on the United States and New Mexico constitutions and how governments function at local, state, tribal, and national levels. Students will:
3-C: Compare political philosophies and concepts of government that became the foundation for the American revolution and the United States government:
3-C:1. Describe the narrative of the people and events associated with the development of the United States constitution, and describe its significance to the foundation of the American republic, to include:
3-C:1.a. Colonists' and Native Americans' shared sense of individualism, independence and religious freedom that developed before the revolution;