Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Social Studies Skills

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Connecticut Standards

CT.1. Geography: Places and Regions: Students will use spatial perspective to identify and analyze the significance of physical and cultural characteristics of places and world regions.
1.6. Use latitude and longitude to locate places and calculate differences between places.
CT.1. History: Historical Thinking: Students will develop historical thinking skills, including chronological thinking and recognizing change over time; contextualizing, comprehending and analyzing historical literature; researching historical sources; understanding the concept of historical causation; understanding competing narratives and interpretation; and constructing narratives and interpretation.
1.1. Formulate historical questions based on primary and secondary sources, including documents, eyewitness accounts, letters and diaries, artifacts, real or simulated historical sites, charts, graphs, diagrams and written texts.
1.2. Gather information from multiple sources, including archives or electronic databases, to have experience with historical sources and to appreciate the need for multiple perspectives.
1.3. Distinguish between primary and secondary sources.
1.4. Interpret data in historical maps, photographs, art works and other artifacts.
CT.2. History: Local, United States and World History: Students will use historical thinking skills to develop an understanding of the major historical periods, issues and trends in United States history, world history, and Connecticut and local history.
2.4. Locate the events, peoples and places they have studied in time and place (e.g., on a time line and map) relative to their own location.
CT.4. Geography: Human and Environmental Interaction: Students will use geographic tools and technology to explain the interactions of humans and the larger environment, and the evolving consequences of those interactions.
4.1. Explain the essential features and functions of maps, globes, photographs, geographic models and satellite images.
4.3. Compare and contrast differences among maps, globes, photographs, models and satellite images for solving geo-graphic problems.
4.4. Use maps, globes, models, graphs, charts and data-bases to analyze distributions and patterns.