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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Oklahoma Standards

5.CS.1. The student will examine James Towne Settlement and Plimoth Plantation as the foundations of American culture and society. (CCRIT 3 and 8)
5.CS.1.1. Examine the economic and political reasons and motivations for English exploration and settlement in Virginia as evidenced through the competition for resources and the gaining of national wealth and prestige at Roanoke and James Towne. (CCRIT 8)
5.CS.1.2. Analyze the economic, political, and religious reasons and motivations of free immigrants and indentured servants from the British Isles who came to Virginia. (CCRIT 8)
5.CS.1.3. Explain the contributions, relationships, and interactions of John Smith, Powhatan, and John Rolfe to the establishment and survival of the James Towne settlement including the Starving Times and the development of tobacco as Virginia’s cash crop. (CCRIT 3)
5.CS.1.4. Identify and explain the reasons for the English commitment to the permanent settlement of James Towne as evidenced through the foundational events of 1619 including the introduction of
5.CS.1.4.A. representative government with the meeting of the House of Burgesses,
5.CS.1.4.B. private ownership of land, and
5.CS.1.4.C. Africans as laborers; initially as indentured servants and later lifetime slavery. (CCRIT 8)
5.CS.2. The student will compare and contrast the developments of the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies based on economic opportunities, natural resources, settlement patterns, culture, and institutions of self-government. (CCRIT 5, 6 and 7; CCW 9)
5.CS.2.1. Compare and contrast the three colonial regions in regards to natural resources, agriculture, exports, and economic growth including the different uses of the labor systems use of indentured servants and slaves. (CCRIT 5 and CCRIT 6)
5.CS.2.2. Analyze the similarities and differences of self-government in the three colonial regions including the role of religion in the establishment of some colonies, the House of Burgesses in Virginia, and town hall meetings in New England. (CCRIT 6)
5.CS.2.3. Explain the international economic and cultural interactions occurring because of the triangular trade routes including the forced migration of Africans in the Middle Passage to the British colonies. (CCRIT 3)
5.CS.2.6. Analyze and compare the daily life in the colonies as experienced by different social classes including large landowners, craftsmen and artisans, farmers, women, enslaved and freed African Americans, indentured servants, merchants, and Native Americans, noting important similarities and differences in the points of view they represent. (CCRIT 6)