Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Forming a Government

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Arkansas Standards

AR.C. Civics
C.4. Government: Students shall develop an understanding of the forms and roles of government.
C.4.5.1. Forms and Roles of Government: Recognize that the Arkansas and the United States governments are composed of three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.
C.4.5.2. Forms and Roles of Government: Identify the system of checks and balances in government.
C.4.5.3. Forms and Roles of Government: Identify the roles and responsibilities of the executive branch (e.g., state/governor, federal/president).
C.4.5.4. Forms and Roles of Government: Identify and describe the roles of the legislative branch (e.g., general assembly/congress, state congress and federal congress, house, senate).
C.4.5.5. Forms and Roles of Government: Identify and describe the roles of the judicial branch (e.g., local, state, and federal).
C.5. Citizenship: Students shall develop an understanding of how to participate, develop, and use the skills necessary for effective citizenship.
C.5.5.10. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Discuss the importance of the rights of United States citizens set forth in the Bill of Rights.
C.5.5.13. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Identify the Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution.
C.5.5.14. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Identify the provisions of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments.
C.5.5.3. Roots of Democracy: Identify the significance of the following individuals in establishing the government of the United States: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, James Madison, and George Washington.
C.5.5.4. Roots of Democracy: Identify the significance of the Articles of Confederation.
C.5.5.5. Roots of Democracy: Discuss how the ineffectiveness of the Articles of Confederation led to the creation of the United States Constitution.
AR.H. History
H.6. History: Students shall analyze significant ideas, events, and people in world, national, state, and local history and how they affect change over time.
H.6.5.17. Conflict and Consensus: Explain the role of the following events in the development of the United States: Shay's Rebellion, Constitutional Convention, and creation of political parties.