New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum
NY.RH.5-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.5-8.4. Determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.5-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.5-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 5-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
NY.5P. Grade 5: Social Studies Practices
5P.A. Gathering, Interpreting, and Using Evidence
5P.A.1. Develop questions to help identify evidence about topics related to the historical events occurring in the Western Hemisphere that can be answered by gathering, interpreting, and using evidence.
5P.A.5. Identify implicit ideas to draw inference, with support.
5P.B. Chronological Reasoning
5P.B.7. Use periods of time such as decades and centuries to organize a historical narrative; compare histories in different places in the Western Hemisphere utilizing timelines.
5P.C. Comparison and Contextualization
5P.C.5. Describe historical developments in the history of the Western Hemisphere with specific references to circumstances of time and place and to connections to broader regional or global processes, with teacher support.
NY.5. The Western Hemisphere
5.6. GOVERNMENT: The political systems of the Western Hemisphere vary in structure and organization across time and place. (Standards: 5; Themes: GOV, CIV)
5.6a. Government structures, functions, and founding documents vary from place to place in the countries of the Western Hemisphere.
5.6a.1. Students will examine the basic structure of the United States federal government, including the president, Congress, and the courts.
5.6a.2. Students will examine the foundational documents of the United States government for evidence of the country’s beliefs, values, and principles.
5.6b. Legal, political, and historic documents define the values, beliefs, and principles of constitutional democracy.
5.6b.1. Students will examine the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, the British North America Act, and the Canadian Bill of Rights in terms of key values, beliefs, and principles of constitutional democracy.