Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.16. Social Studies, Grade 5
5.17. Citizenship. The student understands important symbols, customs, celebrations, and landmarks that represent American beliefs and principles and contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:
5.17.A. Explain various patriotic symbols, including Uncle Sam, and political symbols such as the donkey and elephant.
5.17.B. Sing or recite ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' and explain its history.
5.17.C. Recite and explain the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag.
5.17.D. Describe the origins and significance of national celebrations such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Constitution Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day.
5.25. Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
5.25.A. Use social studies terminology correctly.