North Dakota Academic Content Standards
ND.1. Skills and Resources: Students use Social Studies skills and resources.
5.1.1. Map Skills: Interpret and compare maps of the United States (i.e., political, physical, thematic)
5.1.4. Time Lines: Construct and interpret time lines of key events in United States history
ND.2. Important Historical Events: Students understand important historical events.
5.2.1. Symbols: Explain the significance of America's symbols (e.g., Pledge of Allegiance, Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, American flag, Star Spangled Banner)
5.2.2. Concepts of Time: Use chronological order and sequence to describe cause-and-effect relationships of U.S. historical events (e.g., how Columbian Exchange impacted local people)
5.2.4. People and Events: Explain the significance of scientists, inventors, and historical figures (e.g., Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce De Leon, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Paul Revere, Benjamin Rush, David Rittenhouse, Thomas Paine)
ND.3. Economic Concepts: Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.
5.3.1. Personal Finances: Describe how various non-economic factors (e.g., culture, values, interests) can influence economic behaviors and decision making
ND.5. Concepts of Geography: Students understand and apply concepts of geography.
5.5.2. Human Geography: Explain the impact of geography on western exploration and westward migration in the early nineteenth century (e.g., Northwest passage, colonization, Appalachian Mountains)
5.5.3. Human Geography: Explain how human activity (e.g., settlement patterns, migration) affects the physical environment (e.g., soil uses, economy, pollution, use of energy sources)