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Louisiana Standards for Fifth Grade Social Studies

LA.CIV. Civics

5.6. Purposes, Foundation, and Structure: Students investigate different types of government to understand their influence on the development of government in colonial America.

5.6.1. Compare and contrast the different types of government in colonial America that influenced the development of the United States
5.6.2. Summarize the key ideas that influenced the development of colonial governments and their influence on the growth of American democracy

5.7. Civic Literacy: Students will examine the role of the citizen in government.

5.7.1. Investigate basic rights and responsibilities of citizens in current day government

LA.ECON. Economics

5.10. Decision Making: Students investigate how key British economic policies influenced the thirteen colonies.

5.10.1. Explain the reasons for the French and Indian War and the economic effects of British policy on colonial America

5.9. Interdependence: Students analyze key events that affected trade and exchange in colonial America.

5.9.2. Analyze the differences in the economies of the New England colonies, Middle colonies, and the Southern colonies

LA.GEO. Geography

5.4. Geography Skills: Students use geography skills to analyze and interpret maps and explain how physical geography influences historical events.

5.4.1. Differentiate between various types of maps using characteristics, functions, and applications
5.4.2. Analyze a map using a variety of tools

5.5. Culture and Environment: Students examine how the physical environment influenced the cultural development of colonial America.

5.5.1. Describe ways in which location and environment influenced the settlements and land use in colonial America
5.5.2. Identify natural resources used by people of colonial America and describe the impact of human action on the physical environment

LA.HIS. History

5.1. Historical Thinking Skills: Students use historical thinking skills to examine the influence of key people, ideas, and events from pre-Columbian civilizations through the early colonial period.

5.1.1. Create a timeline of key events in early American history from pre-Columbian civilizations to 1763
5.1.3. Compare and contrast different points of view of key individuals and groups in early colonial American history to 1763
5.1.4. Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences by:
5.1.4.a. Conducting historical research
5.1.4.b. Evaluating a broad variety of primary and secondary sources
5.1.4.c. Comparing and contrasting varied points of view
5.1.4.d. Determining the meaning of words and phrases from historical texts

5.2. Key Events, Ideas, and People: Students investigate how key events, ideas, and people influenced the social, economic, and political development of the New World during the Age of Exploration.

5.2.1. Describe the origins, characteristics, and expansion of indigenous cultures and groups that existed in the Americas prior to European exploration
5.2.2. Identify early explorers and their motivations, challenges, and achievements
5.2.3. Describe the Spanish conquests in the Americas including the impact on the Aztecs, Incas, and other indigenous peoples

5.3. Key Events, Ideas, and People: Students explain the reasons why different groups settled in North America and describe the effect of key people, ideas, and events on the growth of the thirteen colonies.

5.3.1. Compare and contrast the convergence of trade, cultural diffusion, and innovation in the Western Hemisphere after 1492
5.3.2. Describe cooperation and conflict among Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans
5.3.4. Compare and contrast religious groups that settled colonial America and examine the role of religion in colonial communities
5.3.6. Explain and give examples of how Native Americans, Europeans, and free and enslaved Africans adapted to living in the New England colonies, the Middle colonies, and the Southern colonies
5.3.7. Describe the impact of key people, ideas, and events that led to the French and Indian War