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
U1. USHG ERA 1 – BEGINNINGS TO 1620
U1.4. Three World Interactions – Describe the environmental, political, and cultural consequences of the interactions among European, African, and Indigenous Peoples in the late 15th century through the 17th century.
5 – U1.4.1. Describe the convergence of Europeans, Indigenous Peoples, and Africans in the Americas after 1492 from the perspective of these three groups.
U2. USHG ERA 2 – COLONIZATION AND SETTLEMENT (1585-1763)
U2.1. European Struggle for Control of North America – Compare the regional settlement patterns and describe significant developments in Southern, New England, and the Mid-Atlantic colonies.
5 – U2.1.1. Describe significant developments in the Southern colonies, including:
5 – U18.104.22.168. patterns of settlement and control, including the impact of geography (landforms and climate) on settlement.
5 – U22.214.171.124. the establishment of Jamestown.
5 – U126.96.36.199. the development of one-crop economies (plantation land use and growing season for rice in Carolinas and tobacco in Virginia).
5 – U188.8.131.52. the development of colonial representative assemblies (House of Burgesses).
5 – U184.108.40.206. the development of slavery.
5 – U2.1.2. Describe significant developments in the New England colonies, including:
5 – U220.127.116.11. patterns of settlement and control including the impact of geography (landforms and climate) on settlement.
5 – U18.104.22.168. the development of government, including the establishment of town meetings, development of colonial legislatures, and growth of royal government.
5 – U22.214.171.124. religious tensions in Massachusetts that led to the establishment of other colonies in New England.
5 – U2.1.3. Describe significant developments in the Middle colonies, including:
5 – U126.96.36.199. patterns of settlement and control, including the impact of geography (landforms and climate) on settlement.
5 – U188.8.131.52. the growth of economies in the Middle colonies, the Dutch settlement in New Netherlands, Quaker settlement in Pennsylvania, and subsequent English takeover of the Middle colonies.
5 – U184.108.40.206. immigration patterns leading to ethnic diversity in the Middle colonies.
5 – U2.1.4. Compare the regional settlement patterns of the Southern colonies, New England, and the Middle colonies.
U2.2. European Slave Trade and Slavery in Colonial America – Analyze the development of the slave system in the Americas and its impact.
5 – U2.2.1. Describe Triangular Trade, including:
5 – U220.127.116.11. the trade routes.
5 – U18.104.22.168. the people and goods that were traded.
5 – U2.2.2. Describe the lives of enslaved Africans and free Africans, including fugitive and escaped slaves in the American colonies.
5 – U2.2.3. Describe how enslaved and free Africans struggled to retain elements of their diverse African histories and cultures to develop distinct African-American identities.
U2.3. Life in Colonial America – Distinguish among and explain the reasons for regional differences in colonial America.
5 – U2.3.1. Locate the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies on a map.
5 – U2.3.2. Describe the daily lives of people living in the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies.
5 – U2.3.3. Describe colonial life in America from the perspectives of at least three different groups of people.
5 – U2.3.4. Describe the development of the emerging labor force in the colonies.
5 – U2.3.5. Make generalizations about the reasons for regional differences in colonial America.
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 – U3.1.7. Describe how colonial experiences with self-government and ideas about government influenced the decision to declare independence.
5 – U3.1.8. Identify a problem that people in the colonies faced, identify alternative choices for addressing the problem with possible consequences, and describe the course of action taken.