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Being a Good Citizen Kindergarten Social Studies
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Geography Kindergarten Social Studies
Important People & Events Kindergarten Social Studies
Being a Good Citizen Kindergarten Social Studies
Important People & Events Kindergarten Social Studies

Pennsylvania Standards for Fifth Grade Social Studies

PA.5.5. Civics and Government

5.1.5. Principles and Documents of Government

Documents and Ideals that Shape Pennsylvania and US Government
5.1.5.D. Interpret key ideas about government found in significant documents:
5.1.5.D.1. Declaration of Independence5.1.5.D.2. United States Constitution5.1.5.D.3. Bill of Rights5.1.5.D.4. Pennsylvania Constitution
Individual Rights
5.1.5.E. Identify the individual rights guaranteed by the PA Constitution and the U.S. Constitution.
Laws and Government
5.1.5.B. Describe the basic purposes of government in the classroom, school, community, state, and nation.
Principles and Ideals that Shape Government
5.1.5.C. Describe the principles and ideals shaping local state, and national government.
5.1.5.C.1. Liberty / Freedom5.1.5.C.2. Democracy5.1.5.C.3. Justice5.1.5.C.4. Equality
Symbols
5.1.5.F. Explain the significance of state symbols, national symbols, and national holidays.

5.2.5. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

Civics Rights and Responsibilities
5.2.5.A Identify individual rights and needs and the rights and needs of others in the classroom, school, community, state, and nation.
Competent and Responsible Citizens
5.2.5.D. Identify specific ways individuals participate in school and community activities.

5.3.5. How Government Works

Branches of Government
5.3.5.A. Describe the responsibilities and powers of the three branches of government.
Conflict and the Court System
5.3.5.F. Examine different ways conflicts can be resolved.
Elements of the Election Process
5.3.5.E. Identify the requirements to vote in local, state, and national elections.
Government Services
5.3.5.C. Describe the role of local and state government officials.
Leadership and Political Elections
5.3.5.D. Describe the primary duties of elected local, state, and national positions.
Structure, Organization, and Operation of Governments
5.3.5.B. Describe how the elected representative bodies function in making local, state, and national laws.

5.4.5. How International Relationships Function

Tools of Foreign Policy
5.4.5.B. Describe the difference between nation and country.

PA.6.5. Economics

6.1.5. Scarcity and Choice

Limited Resources
6.1.5.B.1. Explain ways in which people meet their basic needs and wants.
6.1.5.B.2. Demonstrate the use of human and capital resources in the production of a specific good.
Scarcity and Choice
6.1.5.A Explain how limited resources and unlimited wants cause scarcity.

6.2.5. Markets and Economic Systems

Economic Systems
6.2.5.G. Describe various economic systems.
6.2.5.G.1. Traditional6.2.5.G.2. Market6.2.5.G.3. Command
Price Determination
6.2.5.D. Identify factors that cause changes in price.

6.3.5. Functions of Government

Taxation
6.3.5.C. Explore ways in which tax revenue is collected.

6.4.5. Economic Interdependence

Trade
6.4.5.B. Explain the growth in international trade.

6.5.5. Income, Profit, and Wealth

Factors Influencing Wages
6.5.5.A. Describe how the availability of goods and services is made possible by the work of members of the society.

PA.7.5. Geography

7.1.5. Basic Geographic Literacy

Geographic Tools
7.1.5.A. Describe how common geographic tools are used to organize and interpret information about people, places, and environment.
Location of Places and Regions
7.1.5.B. Describe and locate places and regions as defined by physical and human features.

7.2.5. Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions

Physical Characteristics
7.2.5.A. Describe the characteristics of places and regions.

7.3.5. Human Characteristics of Places and Regions

Human Characteristics
7.3.5.A. Identify the human characteristics of places and regions using the following criteria:
7.3.5.A.2. Culture7.3.5.A.4. Economic activities7.3.5.A.5. Political activities

7.4.5. Interactions Between People and the Environment

Impact of People on Physical Systems
7.4.5.B. Identify the effect of people on the physical systems within a community.

PA.8.5. History

8.1.5. Historical Analysis and Skills Development

Continuity and Change over Time
8.1.5.A. Identify and explain the influences of economic features on continuity and change over time.
Fact/Opinion and Points of View
8.1.5.B. Classify and analyze fact and opinion from multiple points of view, and secondary sources as related to historical events.
Research
8.1.5.C. Locate primary and secondary sources for the research topic and summarize in writing the findings. (Reference RWSL Standard 1.8.5 Research)

8.2.5. Pennsylvania History

Impact of Continuity and Change on PA History
8.2.5.C. Differentiate how continuity and change in Pennsylvania history are formed and operate.
8.2.5.C.4. Politics and government8.2.5.C.5. Physical and human geography

8.3.5. United States History

Contributions of Individuals and Groups (US History)
8.3.5.A. Compare and contrast common characteristics of the social, political, cultural and economic groups in United States history.
Historical Documents and Artifacts (US History)
8.3.5.B. Illustrate concepts and knowledge of historical documents, artifacts, and places critical to United States history.
Impact of Continuity and Change on US History
8.3.5.C. Differentiate how continuity and change in U.S. history are formed and operate.
8.3.5.C.4. Politics and government8.3.5.C.5. Physical and human geography

8.4.5. World History

Contributions of Individuals and Groups (World)
8.4.5.A. Compare and contrast common characteristics of the social, political, cultural, and economic groups in world history.
Historical Documents, Artifacts, and Sites (World)
8.4.5.B. Illustrate concepts and knowledge of historical documents, artifacts, and sites, which are critical to World history.