Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.16. Social Studies, Grade 5
5.6. Geography. The student uses geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data. The student is expected to:
5.6.A. Apply geographic tools, including grid systems, legends, symbols, scales, and compass roses, to construct and interpret maps.
5.17. Citizenship. The student understands important symbols, customs, celebrations, and landmarks that represent American beliefs and principles and contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:
5.17.D. Describe the origins and significance of national celebrations such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Constitution Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day.
5.22. Culture. The student understands the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to the United States. The student is expected to:
5.22.C. Summarize the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to our national identity.
5.24. Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
5.24.A. Differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; documents; and artifacts to acquire information about the United States.
5.24.B. Analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions.
5.24.C. Organize and interpret information in outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps.
5.24.E. Identify the historical context of an event.