Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.5-1. FIFTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES, PART 1 - The History of the United States: Industrialization to the Civil Rights Movement
Industrialization, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era (1870s-1910s)
Overview: Students will explain the key shifts in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including: immigration, industrialization, the nation’s role in world affairs, and the Progressive Era.
5.02. Examine the appeal and challenges of settling the Great Plains from various cultural perspectives, including: settlers, immigrants, Buffalo Soldiers, and American Indians. [C, G, H, T]
TN.5-2. FIFTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES, PART 2 - Tennessee History
Tennessee Prior to Statehood (pre-1796)
Overview: Students will examine the origins of Tennessee and American Indians native to the region, the reasons for the settlement of Tennessee, Tennessee’s role in the American Revolution, and Tennessee’s first attempt at statehood.
5.28. Identify the pre-colonial American Indian tribes residing in Tennessee (e.g., Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, and Shawnee), and analyze their various customs and traditions. [C, E, G, H, T]
Statehood and Early Tennessee History (1796-1849)
Overview: Students will examine the process of Tennessee becoming a state, study the importance of Andrew Jackson and his presidency, and discuss important Tennesseans of the era.
5.38. Analyze the impact of Andrew Jackson’s presidency on the American Indian population of Tennessee, including: the Indian Removal Act, Trail of Tears, Treaty of Echota, and John Ross. [C, E, G, H, P, T]
5.39. Explain how the western boundary of Tennessee was expanded with the Jackson Purchase. [G, H, T]