Georgia Standards of Excellence
GA.SS.5. Fifth Grade - United States History Year 3: Industrialization to the Digital Age
SS5H. Historical Understandings
SS5H1. Describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century.
SS5H1.b. Describe the impact on American life of the Wright brothers (flight), George Washington Carver (science), Alexander Graham Bell (communication), and Thomas Edison (electricity).
SS5H2. Describe U.S. involvement in World War I and post-World War I America.
SS5H2.b. Describe the cultural developments and individual contributions in the 1920s of the Jazz Age (Louis Armstrong), the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes), baseball (Babe Ruth), the automobile (Henry Ford), and transatlantic flight (Charles Lindbergh).
SS5G. Geographic Understandings
SS5G2. Explain the reasons for the spatial patterns of economic activities.
SS5G2.a. Locate primary agricultural and industrial locations between the end of the Civil War and 1900 and explain how factors such as population, transportation, and resources have influenced these areas (e.g., Pittsburgh’s rapid growth in the late nineteenth century).
SS5E. Economic Understandings
SS5E1. Use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events.
SS5E1.c. Describe how specialization can improve standards of living and productivity (e.g., how Henry Ford’s use of the assembly line reduced the price of automobiles).
SS5E2. Describe the functions of four major sectors in the U. S. economy.
SS5E2.b. Describe the private business function in producing goods and services.
GA.IPS.5. Information Processing Skills
IPS.5. Identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
IPS.11. Draw conclusions and make generalizations