Washington DC Standards
DC.3-5. Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills
3-5.1. Chronology and Cause and Effect
3-5.1.4. Students summarize the key events of the era they are studying and explain the historical contexts of those events.
3-5.2. Geographic Skills
3-5.2.4. Students identify the human and physical characteristics of the places they are studying and explain how those features form the unique character of those places.
3-5.2.5. Students explain the distributions of cultures in places they study and how they create a cultural landscape.
3-5.2.6. Students describe the factors that influence the location, distribution, and interrelationships of economic activities in different regions.
3-5.2.7. Students trace how changes in technology, transportation, communication, and resources affect the location of economic activities.
DC.5. U.S. History and Geography: Westward Expansion to the Present
5.12. Economic Growth and Reform in Contemporary America (1945-Present): Use geographic tools to locate and analyze information about people, places, and environments in the U.S.
5.12.1. Locate the U.S., the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi and Rio Grande rivers, the Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and the Rocky and Appalachian mountain ranges. (G)
5.12.5. Locate and identify the climate, major physical features, and major natural resources in each region. (G)
5.5. The Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877): Students summarize the causes and consequences of the Civil War.
5.5.3. Describe the emergence of Abraham Lincoln as a national political figure and the secession of Southern states. (P)
5.6. The Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877): Students explain the successes and failures of Reconstruction.
5.6.2. Describe the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. (P)