United States Studies: Beginnings to 1877: Fifth-grade content standards focus on the United States from the prehistoric period to 1877. The emphasis is on the geography and history of the United States from the earliest times through the formation and growth of a nation to the latter part of the nineteenth century.
Geography/History: Locate physical features that impacted the exploration and settlement of the Americas.
Locating states, capitals, and important geographic features east of the Mississippi River.
Economics/Geography/History/Political Science: Describe political, social, and economic events between 1803 and 1860 that led to the expansion of the territory of the United States.
Tracing the expeditions of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in the American West, including the role of Sacajawea.
Economics/Geography/History/Political Science: Compare major Native-American cultures in respect to geographic region, natural resources, government, economy, and religion.
Locating Native-American groups by geographic region.