Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards
NE.SS.5. Grade 5 (United States)
SS 5.1. Civics: Students will develop and apply the skills of civic responsibility to make informed decisions based upon knowledge of government at local, state, national and international levels.
Forms and Functions of Government
SS 5.1.1. Students will describe the foundation, structure, and function of the United States government.
SS 5.1.1.a. Explain the historical foundation that led to the formation of the United States constitutional government (e.g., early state constitutions, Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation)
SS 5.1.1.b. Explain the origins, structure, and functions of the three branches of the United States government
SS 5.1.1.e. Identify the principles of the American Republic (e.g., liberty, democracy, United States Constitution, Bill of Rights)
SS 5.1.2. Students will apply democratic principles that are the foundation of the United States government systems to daily life.
SS 5.1.2.e. Identify the roles and influences of individuals, groups, and the media on governments (e.g., George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin)
NE.SS.5. Grade 5 (United States: First Americans to the Constitution)
SS 5.4. History: Students will develop and apply historical knowledge and skills to research, analyze, and understand key concepts of past, current, and potential issues and events at the local, state, national, and international levels.
SS 5.4.2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols upon US history using multiple types of sources.
SS 5.4.2.a. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols, including various cultures and ethnic groups, by era (e.g., Early America/Exploration: American Indian empires in Mesoamerica, the Southwest, and the Mississippi Valley, Coronado, DeSoto, LaSalle; Colonization and Rise of Democratic Institutions: Spanish Missions, French and Indian War: Chief Pontiac; Establishing a Nation: Revolutionary War; Founders and Founding Documents: unique nature of the creation and organization of the American Government, the United States as an exceptional nation based upon personal freedom, the inherent nature of citizens' rights, and democratic ideals, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and other historical figures, patriotism, national symbols)
SS 5.4.3. Students will describe and explain multiple perspectives of historical events.
SS 5.4.3.b. Compare and contrast primary and secondary sources to better understand multiple perspectives of the same event (e.g., Court records of the Boston Massacre, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, historical biographies, oral histories)
Historical Analysis and Interpretation
SS 5.4.4. Students will analyze past and current events, issues, and problems.
SS 5.4.4.d. Describe the cause and effect relationships among key events in history (e.g., Revolutionary War, founding of the United States)