Michigan Academic Standards
SOCIAL STUDIES PROCESS AND SKILLS STANDARDS K-5
P1. READING AND COMMUNICATION – READ AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
P1.1. Use appropriate strategies to read and interpret basic social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts.
P2. INQUIRY, RESEARCH, AND ANALYSIS
P2.1. Use compelling and supporting questions to investigate social studies problems.
P2.2. Differentiate between compelling questions and supporting questions.
P2.3. Use supporting questions to help answer compelling social studies questions.
P2.5. Use data presented in social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts to answer compelling and supporting questions.
SOCIAL STUDIES CONTENT EXPECTATIONS: GRADE FIVE
U1. USHG ERA 1 – BEGINNINGS TO 1620
U1.2. European Exploration – Identify the causes and consequences of European exploration and colonization.
5 – U1.2.2. Use case studies of individual explorers and stories of life in Europe to compare the goals, obstacles, motivations, and consequences for European exploration and colonization of the Americas.
U1.4. Three World Interactions – Describe the environmental, political, and cultural consequences of the interactions among European, African, and Indigenous Peoples in the late 15th century through the 17th century.
5 – U1.4.1. Describe the convergence of Europeans, Indigenous Peoples, and Africans in the Americas after 1492 from the perspective of these three groups.