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.A. Identify and analyze the causes and effects of events prior to and during the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War and the Boston Tea Party.
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.
5.2.C. Summarize the results of the American Revolution, including the establishment of the United States and the development of the U.S. military.
5.3. History. The student understands the events that led from the Articles of Confederation to the creation of the U.S. Constitution and the government it established. The student is expected to:
5.3.B. Identify the contributions of individuals, including James Madison, and others such as George Mason, Charles Pinckney, and Roger Sherman who helped create the U.S. Constitution.
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.
5.21. Culture. The student understands the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created. The student is expected to:
5.21.A. Identify significant examples of art, music, and literature from various periods in U.S. history such as the painting American Progress, ''Yankee Doodle,'' and ''Paul Revere's Ride''.
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.