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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Nevada Standards

NV.C13.0. Citizenship and the Law - Students know why society needs rules, laws, and government and understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizens. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
Rules & Law
C13.5.1. Explain that the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, are written documents that are the foundation of the United States government.
NV.C14.0. The Federal System: U.S., State, and Local Governments - Students understand the U.S. Constitution and the government it creates, including the relationship between national and sub-national governments, as well as the structure and function of state and local governments. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
Governmental Structures
C14.5.2. Identify the three branches of government (as set forth in the U.S. Constitution).
C14.5.3. Name the two houses of the U.S. Congress and explain how representation is determined.
C14.5.4. Identify the powers of the U.S. Congress, i.e., power to tax, declare war, and impeach the President.
C14.5.6. Explain that the U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in the land.
NV.S1.0. Social Studies Skills - As students become increasingly sophisticated and informed thinkers, they are provided opportunities to develop and apply skills that enhance critical thinking processes by developing and applying 21st Century Skills.
Content Literacy
S1.5.1. Skim text for main ideas.
S1.5.2. Use reading strategies to identify key content words, and supporting details to build comprehension.
S1.5.4. Use reading and writing to respond to historical literature.