Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards
NE.SS.5. Grade 5 (United States)
SS 5.1. Civics: Students will develop and apply the skills of civic responsibility to make informed decisions based upon knowledge of government at local, state, national and international levels.
Forms and Functions of Government
SS 5.1.1. Students will describe the foundation, structure, and function of the United States government.
SS 5.1.1.c. Describe how colonial and new states’ governments laws affected groups within their population (e.g., citizens, slaves, immigrants, women, class systems, tribes)
NE.SS.5. Grade 5 (United States: First Americans to the Constitution)
SS 5.4. History: Students will develop and apply historical knowledge and skills to research, analyze, and understand key concepts of past, current, and potential issues and events at the local, state, national, and international levels.
SS 5.4.1. Students will examine chronological relationships and patterns, and describe the connections among them.
SS 5.4.1.a. Describe concepts of time and chronology (e.g., BC, BCE, AD, CE and eras)
SS 5.4.1.b. Select and record key national events in chronological order (e.g., timelines)
SS 5.4.1.c. Examine the chronology of historical events in the United States and their impact on the past, present, and future
SS 5.4.2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols upon US history using multiple types of sources.
SS 5.4.2.a. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols, including various cultures and ethnic groups, by era (e.g., Early America/Exploration: American Indian empires in Mesoamerica, the Southwest, and the Mississippi Valley, Coronado, DeSoto, LaSalle; Colonization and Rise of Democratic Institutions: Spanish Missions, French and Indian War: Chief Pontiac; Establishing a Nation: Revolutionary War; Founders and Founding Documents: unique nature of the creation and organization of the American Government, the United States as an exceptional nation based upon personal freedom, the inherent nature of citizens' rights, and democratic ideals, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and other historical figures, patriotism, national symbols)
SS 5.4.3. Students will describe and explain multiple perspectives of historical events.
SS 5.4.3.a. Describe how multiple perspectives facilitate the understanding of the full story of US history (e.g., The events surrounding the Boston Massacre, Indian Removal)
SS 5.4.3.b. Compare and contrast primary and secondary sources to better understand multiple perspectives of the same event (e.g., Court records of the Boston Massacre, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, historical biographies, oral histories)
Historical Analysis and Interpretation
SS 5.4.4. Students will analyze past and current events, issues, and problems.
SS 5.4.4.c. Identify how decisions affected events in the United States (e.g., secession of the American Colonies from Britain)
SS 5.4.4.d. Describe the cause and effect relationships among key events in history (e.g., Revolutionary War, founding of the United States)
SS 5.4.4.e. Describe the relationships among historical events in the United States and the students' lives today (i.e., current events)
Historical Research Skills
SS 5.4.5. Students will develop historical research skills.
SS 5.4.5.a. Develop questions about United States history