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.
5.12. Economics. The student understands the impact of supply and demand on consumers and producers in a free enterprise system. The student is expected to:
5.12.A. Explain how supply and demand affects consumers in the United States.
5.12.B. Evaluate the effects of supply and demand on business, industry, and agriculture, including the plantation system, in the United States.
5.13. Economics. The student understands patterns of work and economic activities in the United States. The student is expected to:
5.13.E. Explain the impact of American ideas about progress and equality of opportunity on the economic development and growth of the United States.
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.
5.24. 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.