Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.16. Social Studies, Grade 5
5.4. History. The student understands political, economic, and social changes that occurred in the United States during the 19th century. The student is expected to:
5.4.B. Identify and explain how changes resulting from the Industrial Revolution led to conflict among sections of the United States.
5.4.F. Explain how industry and the mechanization of agriculture changed the American way of life.
5.23. Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of science and technology on society in the United States. The student is expected to:
5.23.A. Identify the accomplishments of notable individuals in the fields of science and technology, including Benjamin Franklin, Eli Whitney, John Deere, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, the Wright Brothers, and Neil Armstrong.
5.23.B. Identify how scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and the rapid growth of technology industries have advanced the economic development of the United States, including the transcontinental railroad and the space program.
5.23.C. Explain how scientific discoveries and technological innovations in the fields of medicine, communication, and transportation have benefited individuals and society in the United States.
5.24. Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
5.24.A. Differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; documents; and artifacts to acquire information about the United States.
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.