Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Exploration

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

New Jersey Standards

NJ.6.1.8. U.S. History: America in the World. All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
Era: Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)
6.1.8.B.1. Geography, People, and the Environment
Three Worlds Meet
6.1.8.B.1.b. Analyze the world in spatial terms, using historical maps to determine what led to the exploration of new water and land routes.
6.1.8.C.1. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Three Worlds Meet
6.1.8.C.1.a. Evaluate the impact of science, religion, and technology innovations on European exploration.
NJ.6.2.8. World History: Global Studies: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically and systematically about how past interactions of people, cultures, and the environment affect issues across time and cultures. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions as socially and ethically responsible world citizens in the 21st century.
Era: Expanding Exchanges and Encounters (500 CE-1450 CE)
6.2.8.B.4. Geography, People, and the Environment
Expanding Exchanges and Encounters
6.2.8.B.4.a. Explain how geography influenced the development of the political, economic, and cultural centers of each empire and well as the empires' relationships with other parts of the world.
6.2.8.B.4.e. Analyze the motivations for civilizations to modify the environment, determine the positive and negative consequences of environmental changes made during this time period, and relate these changes to current environmental challenges.
6.2.8.B.4.h. Explain how the locations, land forms, and climates of Mexico, Central America, and South America affected the development of Mayan, Aztec, and Incan societies, cultures, and economies.
6.2.8.C.4. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Expanding Exchanges and Encounters
6.2.8.C.4.b. Analyze how trade, technology, the availability of natural resources, and contact with other civilizations affected the development of empires in Eurasia and the Americas.