Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.16. Social Studies, Grade 5
5.2. History. The student understands how conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain led to American independence. The student is expected to:
5.2.B. Identify the Founding Fathers and Patriot heroes, including John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Nathan Hale, Thomas Jefferson, the Sons of Liberty, and George Washington, and their motivations and contributions during the revolutionary period.
5.4. History. The student understands political, economic, and social changes that occurred in the United States during the 19th century. The student is expected to:
5.4.D. Identify significant events and concepts associated with U.S. territorial expansion, including the Louisiana Purchase, the expedition of Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny.
5.19. Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
5.19.A. Explain the contributions of the Founding Fathers to the development of the national government.
5.24. Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
5.24.A. Differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; documents; and artifacts to acquire information about the United States.
5.25. Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
5.25.A. Use social studies terminology correctly.