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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Vermont Standards

VT.6.1. Critical Evaluation: Causes and Effects in Human Societies: Students examine complex webs of causes and effects in relations to events in order to generalize about the workings of human societies, and they apply their findings to problems.
H&SS5-6:3. Grade Level Expectation: Research Plan: Students design research by:
5-6:3.a. Identifying the quality and quantity of information needed, including primary and secondary sources.
VT.6.13. Diversity and Unity: Concepts of Culture: Students understand the concept of culture, including the cultures of indigenous peoples, in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS5-6:11. Grade Level Expectation: Students interpret geography and solve geographic problems by:
5-6:11.a. Identifying characteristics of states, countries, and continents using resources such as landmarks, models, maps, photographs, atlases, internet, video, reference materials, GIS and mental mapping.
5-6:11.f. Constructing and reading a variety of effective representations of the earth such as maps, globes, and photographs (e.g., physical, political, topographic, computer generated, and special purpose maps).
5-6:11.g. Identifying and using basic elements of a map.
5-6:11.h. Using grid systems to locate places on maps and globes (e.g., longitude and latitude).
VT.6.4. History: Historical Connections: Students identify major historical eras and analyze periods of transition in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide, to interpret the influence of the past on the present.
H&SS5-6:9. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of how humans interpret history by:
5-6:9.a. Identifying different types of primary and secondary sources, and understanding the benefits and limitations both bring to the study of history (e.g., interviews, biographies, magazine articles, and eyewitness accounts).
5-6:9.e. Identifying how technology can lead to a different interpretation of history (e.g., archeological excavation, using online primary source documents).
VT.6.5. History: Traditional and Social Histories: Students investigate both the traditional and the social histories of the people, places, and cultures under study, including those of indigenous peoples.
H&SS5-6:9. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of how humans interpret history by:
5-6:9.a. Identifying different types of primary and secondary sources, and understanding the benefits and limitations both bring to the study of history (e.g., interviews, biographies, magazine articles, and eyewitness accounts).
5-6:9.e. Identifying how technology can lead to a different interpretation of history (e.g., archeological excavation, using online primary source documents).
VT.6.6. History: Being A Historian: Students use historical methodology to make interpretations concerning history, change, and continuity.
H&SS5-6:9. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of how humans interpret history by:
5-6:9.a. Identifying different types of primary and secondary sources, and understanding the benefits and limitations both bring to the study of history (e.g., interviews, biographies, magazine articles, and eyewitness accounts).
5-6:9.e. Identifying how technology can lead to a different interpretation of history (e.g., archeological excavation, using online primary source documents).
VT.6.7. Geography: Geographical Knowledge: Students use geographical knowledge and images of various places to understand the present, communicate historical interpretations, develop solutions for problems, and plan for the future.
H&SS5-6:11. Grade Level Expectation: Students interpret geography and solve geographic problems by:
5-6:11.a. Identifying characteristics of states, countries, and continents using resources such as landmarks, models, maps, photographs, atlases, internet, video, reference materials, GIS and mental mapping.
5-6:11.d. Locating selected cities and countries in the world of historical and current importance using absolute and relative location (e.g., capitals, Boston, NYC, London, Iraq, etc.).
5-6:11.f. Constructing and reading a variety of effective representations of the earth such as maps, globes, and photographs (e.g., physical, political, topographic, computer generated, and special purpose maps).
5-6:11.g. Identifying and using basic elements of a map.
5-6:11.h. Using grid systems to locate places on maps and globes (e.g., longitude and latitude).
VT.6.8. Geography: Movements and Settlements: Students analyze the factors and implications associated with the historical and contemporary movements and settlements of people and groups in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS5-6:11. Grade Level Expectation: Students interpret geography and solve geographic problems by:
5-6:11.f. Constructing and reading a variety of effective representations of the earth such as maps, globes, and photographs (e.g., physical, political, topographic, computer generated, and special purpose maps).
5-6:11.g. Identifying and using basic elements of a map.
5-6:11.h. Using grid systems to locate places on maps and globes (e.g., longitude and latitude).