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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Idaho Standards

ID.1. History - Students in Grade 5 build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States, trace the role of migration and immigration of people in the development of the United States, and identify the role of American Indians in the development of the United States.
1.1: Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
By the end of Grade 5, the student will be able to:
5.SS.1.1.3. Identify and explain influential political and cultural groups and their impact on American history. (452.01c)
ID.4. Civics and Government - Students in Grade 5 build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system, the organization and formation of the American system of government, that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities, and the evolution of democracy.
4.1: Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.
By the end of Grade 5, the student will be able to:
5.SS.4.1.3. Discuss the significance of the Articles of Confederation as the transitional form of government. (453.01d)
5.SS.4.1.4. Identify the basic principles of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, such popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, majority rule with minority rights, and federalism. (453.01e)
4.2: Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
By the end of Grade 5, the student will be able to:
5.SS.4.2.2. Identify the three branches of government and the functions and powers of each. (454.01a)
4.4: Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.
By the end of Grade 5, the student will be able to:
5.SS.4.4.1. Explain how the United States is a democratic republic. (453.01f)
5.SS.4.4.2. State the difference between direct democracy and the constitutional representative democracy of today's United States. (447.01b)