Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Southwestern Region US

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Massachusetts Standards

MA.5.LS. United States History, Geography, Economics, and Government: Early Exploration to Westward Movement (Learning Standards)
PRE-COLUMBIAN CIVILIZATIONS OF THE NEW WORLD AND EUROPEAN EXPLORATION, COLONIZATION, AND SETTLEMENT TO 1700
5.3. Explain why trade routes to Asia had been closed in the 15th century and trace the voyages of at least four of the explorers listed below. Describe what each explorer sought when he began his journey, what he found, and how his discoveries changed the image of the world, especially the maps used by explorers. (H, G, E)
5.3.A. Vasco Nunez de Balboa
5.3.H. Juan Ponce de Leon
5.3.I. Amerigo Vespucci
5.4. Explain why the Aztec and Inca civilizations declined in the 16th century. (H)
5.4.C. The goals of the Spanish conquistadors