Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies

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New Jersey Student Learning Standards

NJ.SS.6.1.8. U.S. History: America in the World: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
6.1.8.A. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
6.1.8.A.1. Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620) - Indigenous societies in the Western Hemisphere migrated and changed in response to the physical environment and due to their interactions with Europeans. European exploration expanded global economic and cultural exchange into the Western Hemisphere.
6.1.8.A.1.a. Compare and contrast forms of governance, belief systems, and family structures among African, European, and Native American groups.
6.1.8.A.2. Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763) - The colonists adapted ideas from their European heritage and from Native American groups to develop new political and religious institutions and economic systems. The slave labor system and the loss of Native American lives had a lasting impact on the development of the United States and American culture.
6.1.8.A.2.a. Determine the roles of religious freedom and participatory government in various North American colonies.
6.1.8.A.2.b. Explain how and why early government structures developed, and determine the impact of these early structures on the evolution of American politics and institutions.
6.1.8.A.2.c. Explain how demographics (i.e., race, gender, and economic status) affected social, economic, and political opportunities during the Colonial era.
6.1.8.B. Geography, People, and the Environment
6.1.8.B.2. Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763) - The colonists adapted ideas from their European heritage and from Native American groups to develop new political and religious institutions and economic systems. The slave labor system and the loss of Native American lives had a lasting impact on the development of the United States and American culture.
6.1.8.B.2.a. Determine factors that impacted emigration, settlement patterns, and regional identities of the colonies.
6.1.8.C. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
6.1.8.C.1. Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620) - Indigenous societies in the Western Hemisphere migrated and changed in response to the physical environment and due to their interactions with Europeans. European exploration expanded global economic and cultural exchange into the Western Hemisphere.
6.1.8.C.1.b. Explain why individuals and societies trade, how trade functions, and the role of trade during this period.
6.1.8.C.2. Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763) - The colonists adapted ideas from their European heritage and from Native American groups to develop new political and religious institutions and economic systems. The slave labor system and the loss of Native American lives had a lasting impact on the development of the United States and American culture.
6.1.8.C.2.a. Compare the practice of slavery and indentured servitude in Colonial labor systems.
6.1.8.C.2.b. Explain the system of mercantilism and its impact on the economies of the colonies and European countries.
6.1.8.C.2.c. Analyze the impact of triangular trade on multiple nations and groups.
6.1.8.D. History, Culture, and Perspectives
6.1.8.D.1. Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620) - Indigenous societies in the Western Hemisphere migrated and changed in response to the physical environment and due to their interactions with Europeans. European exploration expanded global economic and cultural exchange into the Western Hemisphere.
6.1.8.D.1.b. Explain how interactions among African, European, and Native American groups began a cultural transformation.
6.1.8.D.2. Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763) - The colonists adapted ideas from their European heritage and from Native American groups to develop new political and religious institutions and economic systems. The slave labor system and the loss of Native American lives had a lasting impact on the development of the United States and American culture.
6.1.8.D.2.a. Analyze the power struggle among European countries, and determine its impact on people living in Europe and the Americas.
6.1.8.D.2.b. Compare and contrast the voluntary and involuntary migratory experiences of different groups of people, and explain why their experiences differed.
NJ.SS.6.2.8. World History/Global Studies: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically and systematically about how past interactions of people, cultures, and the environment affect issues across time and cultures. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions as socially and ethically responsible world citizens in the 21st century.
6.2.8.B. Geography, People, and the Environment
6.2.8.B.4. Expanding Exchanges and Encounters - The emergence of empires (i.e., Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas) resulted from the promotion of interregional trade, cultural exchanges, new technologies, urbanization, and centralized political organization. The rise and spread of new belief systems unified societies, but they also became a major source of tension and conflict. While commercial and agricultural improvements created new wealth and opportunities for the empires, most people’s daily lives remained unchanged.
6.2.8.B.4.f. Explain how the geographies and climates of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas influenced their economic development and interaction or isolation with other societies.

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