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Colorado Standards for Fifth Grade Social Studies

CO.1. History

1.1. Analyze historical sources from multiple points of view to develop an understanding of historical context. Students can:

1.1.a. Identify different ways of dating historical sources to understand historical context
1.1.b. Examine significant historical documents. Topics to include but not limited to the Stamp Act, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution
1.1.c. Create timelines of eras and themes in North America from 1491 through the American Revolution
1.1.d. Analyze cartoons, artifacts, artwork, charts, and graphs related to eras and themes in North America from 1491 through the American Revolution

1.2. The historical eras, individuals, groups, ideas, and themes in North America from 1491 through the founding of the United States government. Students can:

1.2.a. Identify and explain cultural interactions between 1491 and the American Revolution. Topics to include but not limited to the Columbian Exchange, the interactions between Europeans and native Americans in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the developing relationship between Europeans and enslaved Africans
1.2.b. Identify and describe the significant individuals and groups of Native Americans and European colonists before the American Revolution
1.2.c. Explain the development of political, social and economic institutions in the British American colonies
1.2.d. Explain important political, social, economic, and military developments leading to and during the American Revolution

CO.2. Geography

2.1. Use various geographic tools and sources to answer questions about the geography of the United States. Students can:

2.1.a. Answer questions about regions of the United States using various types of maps
2.1.b. Use geographic tools to identify, locate, and describe places and regions in the United States and suggest reasons for their location

2.2. Causes and consequences of movement. Students can:

2.2.a. Identify variables associated with discovery, exploration, and migration
2.2.b. Explain migration, trade, and cultural patterns that result from interactions
2.2.c. Describe and analyze how specific physical and political features influenced historical events, movements, and adaptation to the environment
2.2.d. Analyze how cooperation and conflict among people contribute to political, economic, and social divisions in the United States

CO.3. Economics

3.1. Government and market structures influence financial institutions. Students can:

3.1.a. Define a capitalist market economy

CO.4. Civics

4.1. The foundations of citizenship in the United States. Students can:

4.1.a. Describe and provide sources and examples of individual rights
4.1.b. Give examples of group and individual actions that illustrate civic ideals in the founding of the United States. Ideals to include but not limited to freedom, rules of law, equality, civility, cooperation, respect, responsibility, and civic participation
4.1.c. Explain the reasons for the settlement of the American colonies
4.1.d. Define the criteria and process for becoming a citizen

4.2. The origins, structure, and functions of the United States government. Students can:

4.2.a. Identify political principles of American democracy and how the Constitution and Bill of Rights reflect and preserve these principles
4.2.b. Explain the historical foundation and the events that led to the formation of the United States constitutional government. Topics to include but not limited to the colonial experience, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation
4.2.c. Explain the origins, structure, and functions of the three branches of the United States government and the relationships among them
4.2.d. Describe how the decisions of the national government affect local and state government