Michigan Academic Standards
SOCIAL STUDIES PROCESS AND SKILLS STANDARDS K-5
P1. READING AND COMMUNICATION – READ AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
P1.1. Use appropriate strategies to read and interpret basic social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts.
P2. INQUIRY, RESEARCH, AND ANALYSIS
P2.5. Use data presented in social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts to answer compelling and supporting questions.
SOCIAL STUDIES CONTENT EXPECTATIONS: GRADE FIVE
U3. USHG ERA 3 – REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754 - 1800)
U3.1. Causes of the American Revolution – Identify the major political, economic, and ideological reasons for the American Revolution.
5 – U3.1.1. Describe how the French and Indian War affected British policy toward the colonies and subsequent colonial dissatisfaction with the new policy.
5 – U3.1.2. Describe the causes and effects of events such as the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and the Intolerable Acts.
5 – U3.1.3. Using an event from the Revolutionary era, explain how British and colonial views on authority and the use of power without authority differed (views on representative government).
5 – U3.1.4. Describe the role of the First and Second Continental Congresses in unifying the colonies.
5 – U3.1.5. Use the Declaration of Independence to explain why many colonists wanted to separate from Great Britain and why they believed they had the right to do so.
5 – U3.1.6. Identify the role that key individuals played in leading the colonists to revolution, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Adams, and Thomas Paine.
U3.2. The American Revolution and its Consequences – Explain the multi-faceted nature of the American Revolution and its consequences.
5 – U3.2.1. Describe the advantages and disadvantages each side had during the American Revolution with respect to military leadership, geography, types of resources, and motivations.
5 – U3.2.3. Investigate the role of women, enslaved and freed Africans, Indigenous Peoples, and France in helping shape the outcome of the war.