Michigan Academic Standards
SOCIAL STUDIES PROCESS AND SKILLS STANDARDS K-5
P1. READING AND COMMUNICATION – READ AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
P1.1. Use appropriate strategies to read and interpret basic social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts.
P2. INQUIRY, RESEARCH, AND ANALYSIS
P2.5. Use data presented in social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts to answer compelling and supporting questions.
SOCIAL STUDIES CONTENT EXPECTATIONS: GRADE FIVE
U3. USHG ERA 3 – REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754 - 1800)
U3.1. Causes of the American Revolution – Identify the major political, economic, and ideological reasons for the American Revolution.
5 – U3.1.4. Describe the role of the First and Second Continental Congresses in unifying the colonies.
5 – U3.1.5. Use the Declaration of Independence to explain why many colonists wanted to separate from Great Britain and why they believed they had the right to do so.
5 – U3.1.6. Identify the role that key individuals played in leading the colonists to revolution, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Adams, and Thomas Paine.
U3.2. The American Revolution and its Consequences – Explain the multi-faceted nature of the American Revolution and its consequences.
5 – U3.2.1. Describe the advantages and disadvantages each side had during the American Revolution with respect to military leadership, geography, types of resources, and motivations.
5 – U3.2.2. Describe the importance of Valley Forge, the Battle of Saratoga, and the Battle of Yorktown in the American Revolution.
5 – U3.2.3. Investigate the role of women, enslaved and freed Africans, Indigenous Peoples, and France in helping shape the outcome of the war.
5 – U3.2.4. Describe the significance of the Treaty of Paris (establishment of the United States and its initial boundaries).