Oklahoma Academic Standards
Social Studies Practices PK-12
4 Read Critically and Interpret Informational Sources – Students will engage in critical, active reading of grade-level appropriate primary and secondary sources related to key social studies concepts, including frequent analysis and interpretation of informational sources.
4.A. Students will comprehend, evaluate, and synthesize textual sources to acquire and refine knowledge in the social studies.
4.B. Students will apply critical reading and thinking skills to interpret, evaluate, and respond to a variety of complex texts from historical, ethnic, and global perspectives.
5th Grade Content Standards
5.3. The student will examine the foundations of the American nation established during the Revolutionary Era.
5.3.1. Examine the causes and effects of significant events leading to armed conflict between the thirteen American colonies and Great Britain including:
5.3.1.H. Boston Massacre
5.3.1.K. British raids on Lexington and Concord
5.3.1.L. publication of Common Sense, by Thomas Paine
5.3.5. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the British and the American colonies at the eve and during the Revolutionary War, including political and military leadership, military strength, population, resources, foreign alliances, and motivations for fighting.
5.3.6. Analyze the relationships of significant military and diplomatic events of the Revolutionary War including the leadership of General George Washington, experiences of Valley Forge, impact of the battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton, Saratoga, Yorktown, and the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
5.3.7. Identify the points of view of major groups that remained loyal to Britain, joined the patriot cause, or remained neutral.
5.3.8. Identify the contributions of key individuals involved in the American Revolution including Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Abigail Adams, Paul Revere, Nathan Hale, John Paul Jones, Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant), Nancy Ward the Beloved Woman of the Cherokee, Marquis de Lafayette, Benjamin Franklin, Mercy Otis Warren, and Phillis Wheatley.
5.4. The student will examine the formation of the American system of government following the American Revolution.
5.4.2. Identify key leaders and explain the debates and compromises of the Constitutional Convention, including:
5.4.2.E. President of the Convention, George Washington