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
P2.5. Use data presented in social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts to answer compelling and supporting questions.
SOCIAL STUDIES CONTENT EXPECTATIONS: GRADE FIVE
U3. USHG ERA 3 – REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754 - 1800)
U3.1. Causes of the American Revolution – Identify the major political, economic, and ideological reasons for the American Revolution.
5 – U3.1.4. Describe the role of the First and Second Continental Congresses in unifying the colonies.
5 – U3.1.6. Identify the role that key individuals played in leading the colonists to revolution, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Adams, and Thomas Paine.
U3.3. Creating New Government(s) and a New Constitution – Explain some of the challenges faced by the new nation under the Articles of Confederation, and analyze the development of the Constitution as a new plan for governing.
5 – U3.3.1. Describe the powers of the national government and state governments under the Articles of Confederation.
5 – U3.3.2. Give examples of problems the country faced under the Articles of Confederation.
5 – U3.3.3. Explain why the Constitutional Convention was convened and why the Constitution was written.
5 – U3.3.4. Describe the issues over representation and slavery the Framers faced at the Constitutional Convention and how they were addressed in the Constitution.
5 – U3.3.5. Give reasons why the Framers wanted to limit the power of government.
5 – U3.3.7. Describe the concern that some people had about individual rights and why the inclusion of a Bill of Rights was needed for ratification.
5 – U3.3.8. Describe the rights of individuals protected in the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments) to the U.S. Constitution.