Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.16. Social Studies, Grade 5
5.4. History. The student understands political, economic, and social changes that occurred in the United States during the 19th century. The student is expected to:
5.4.E. Identify the causes of the Civil War, including sectionalism, states' rights, and slavery, and the effects of the Civil War, including Reconstruction and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
5.5. History. The student understands important issues, events, and individuals in the United States during the 20th and 21st centuries. The student is expected to:
5.5.C. Identify the accomplishments of individuals and groups such as Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell, the Tuskegee Airmen, and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team who have made contributions to society in the areas of civil rights, women's rights, military actions, and politics.
5.7. Geography. The student understands the concept of regions in the United States. The student is expected to:
5.7.B. Describe a variety of regions in the United States such as landform, climate, and vegetation regions that result from physical characteristics such as the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and Coastal Plains.
5.7.D. Locate on a map important physical features such as the Rocky Mountains, Mississippi River, and Great Plains.
5.23. Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of science and technology on society in the United States. The student is expected to:
5.23.A. Identify the accomplishments of notable individuals in the fields of science and technology, including Benjamin Franklin, Eli Whitney, John Deere, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, the Wright Brothers, and Neil Armstrong.
5.25. Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
5.25.A. Use social studies terminology correctly.