Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.16. Social Studies, Grade 5
5.1. History. The student understands the causes and effects of European colonization in the United States beginning in 1565, the founding of St. Augustine. The student is expected to:
5.1.A. Explain when, where, and why groups of people explored, colonized, and settled in the United States, including the search for religious freedom and economic gain.
5.1.B. Describe the accomplishments of significant individuals during the colonial period, including William Bradford, Anne Hutchinson, William Penn, John Smith, John Wise, and Roger Williams.
5.10. Economics. The student understands the basic economic patterns of early societies in the United States. The student is expected to:
5.10.A. Explain the economic patterns of early European colonists.
5.10.B. Identify major industries of colonial America.
5.11. Economics. The student understands the development, characteristics, and benefits of the free enterprise system in the United States. The student is expected to:
5.11.A. Describe the development of the free enterprise system in colonial America and the United States.
5.14. Government. The student understands the organization of governments in colonial America. The student is expected to:
5.14.A. Identify and compare the systems of government of early European colonists, including representative government and monarchy.
5.14.B. Identify examples of representative government in the American colonies, including the Mayflower Compact and the Virginia House of Burgesses.
5.24. Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
5.24.A. Differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; documents; and artifacts to acquire information about the United States.
5.25. Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
5.25.A. Use social studies terminology correctly.