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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Vermont Standards

VT.6.10. Citizenship: Types of Government: Students compare and evaluate the philosophical underpinnings and the workings of different types of governments, including constitutional governments, in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS5-6:14. Grade Level Expectation: Students act as citizens by:
5-6:14.h. Describing how an American's identity stems from beliefs in and allegiance to shared political values and principles, and how these are similar and different to other peoples.
H&SS5-6:15. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of various forms of government by:
5-6:15.b. Identifying key documents on which U.S. laws are based and where to find them (e.g., Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution).
5-6:15.e. Describing the basic principles of American democracy (e.g., right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; responsibility for the common good; equality of opportunity and equal protection of the law; freedom of speech and religion).
VT.6.11. Citizenship: Institutional Access: Students analyze the access that various groups and individuals have had to justice, reward, and power, as those are evident in the institutions in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS5-6:14. Grade Level Expectation: Students act as citizens by:
5-6:14.h. Describing how an American's identity stems from beliefs in and allegiance to shared political values and principles, and how these are similar and different to other peoples.
H&SS5-6:15. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of various forms of government by:
5-6:15.d. Identifying the basic functions, structures and purposes of governments within the United States.
5-6:15.e. Describing the basic principles of American democracy (e.g., right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; responsibility for the common good; equality of opportunity and equal protection of the law; freedom of speech and religion).
VT.6.12. Citizenship: Human Rights: Students identify and evaluate the concept of human rights in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS5-6:15. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of various forms of government by:
5-6:15.d. Identifying the basic functions, structures and purposes of governments within the United States.
5-6:15.e. Describing the basic principles of American democracy (e.g., right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; responsibility for the common good; equality of opportunity and equal protection of the law; freedom of speech and religion).
VT.6.9. Citizenship: Meaning of Citizenship: Students examine and debate the meaning of citizenship and act as citizens in a democratic society.
H&SS5-6:14. Grade Level Expectation: Students act as citizens by:
5-6:14.h. Describing how an American's identity stems from beliefs in and allegiance to shared political values and principles, and how these are similar and different to other peoples.
H&SS5-6:15. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of various forms of government by:
5-6:15.b. Identifying key documents on which U.S. laws are based and where to find them (e.g., Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution).
5-6:15.d. Identifying the basic functions, structures and purposes of governments within the United States.
5-6:15.e. Describing the basic principles of American democracy (e.g., right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; responsibility for the common good; equality of opportunity and equal protection of the law; freedom of speech and religion).