Oklahoma Academic Standards
Social Studies Practices PK-12
4 Read Critically and Interpret Informational Sources – Students will engage in critical, active reading of grade-level appropriate primary and secondary sources related to key social studies concepts, including frequent analysis and interpretation of informational sources.
4.A. Students will comprehend, evaluate, and synthesize textual sources to acquire and refine knowledge in the social studies.
4.B. Students will apply critical reading and thinking skills to interpret, evaluate, and respond to a variety of complex texts from historical, ethnic, and global perspectives.
5th Grade Content Standards
5.3. The student will examine the foundations of the American nation established during the Revolutionary Era.
5.3.1. Examine the causes and effects of significant events leading to armed conflict between the thirteen American colonies and Great Britain including:
5.3.1.F. boycotts of British goods and the efforts of the Committees of Correspondence
5.3.1.K. British raids on Lexington and Concord
5.3.2. Analyze the ideals stated in the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson and adopted July 4, 1776, used to:
5.3.2.A. identify natural, unalienable rights, such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
5.3.2.B. declare the equality of all individuals
5.3.2.C. define the purpose of government
5.3.2.D. establish the principle of self-government and consent of the governed
5.3.2.E. explain specific colonial grievances
5.3.5. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the British and the American colonies at the eve and during the Revolutionary War, including political and military leadership, military strength, population, resources, foreign alliances, and motivations for fighting.
5.3.6. Analyze the relationships of significant military and diplomatic events of the Revolutionary War including the leadership of General George Washington, experiences of Valley Forge, impact of the battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton, Saratoga, Yorktown, and the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
5.3.7. Identify the points of view of major groups that remained loyal to Britain, joined the patriot cause, or remained neutral.
5.3.8. Identify the contributions of key individuals involved in the American Revolution including Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Abigail Adams, Paul Revere, Nathan Hale, John Paul Jones, Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant), Nancy Ward the Beloved Woman of the Cherokee, Marquis de Lafayette, Benjamin Franklin, Mercy Otis Warren, and Phillis Wheatley.