Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.5-1. FIFTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES, PART 1 - The History of the United States: Industrialization to the Civil Rights Movement
Industrialization, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era (1870s-1910s)
Overview: Students will explain the key shifts in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including: immigration, industrialization, the nation’s role in world affairs, and the Progressive Era.
5.02. Examine the appeal and challenges of settling the Great Plains from various cultural perspectives, including: settlers, immigrants, Buffalo Soldiers, and American Indians. [C, G, H, T]
TN.5-2. FIFTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES, PART 2 - Tennessee History
Statehood and Early Tennessee History (1796-1849)
Overview: Students will examine the process of Tennessee becoming a state, study the importance of Andrew Jackson and his presidency, and discuss important Tennesseans of the era.
5.39. Explain how the western boundary of Tennessee was expanded with the Jackson Purchase. [G, H, T]
5.40. Identify the impact of important Tennesseans prior to the Civil War, including: David Crockett and Sam Houston (Texas War for Independence and the Alamo); President James K. Polk (Manifest Destiny); Sequoyah (Cherokee syllabary) [C, E, G, H, P, T]