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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kentucky Standards

KY.AE. Academic Expectation
AE.1. Students are able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives.
1.2. Students make sense of the variety of materials they read.
AE.2. Students shall develop their abilities to apply core concepts and principles from mathematics, the sciences, the arts, the humanities, social studies, practical living studies, and vocational studies to what they will encounter throughout their lives.
2.2. Social Studies: Students understand, analyze, and interpret historical events, conditions, trends, and issues to develop historical perspective.
KY.CC. Core Content for Assessment v.4.1.
SS-05-4. Geography: Geography includes the study of the five fundamental themes of location, place, regions, movement and human/environmental interaction. Students need geographic knowledge to analyze issues and problems to better understand how humans have interacted with their environment over time, how geography has impacted settlement and population, and how geographic factors influence climate, culture, the economy and world events. A geographic perspective also enables students to better understand the past and present and to prepare for the future.
SS-05-4.1. The Use of Geographic Tools
SS-05-4.1.1. Students will use geographic tools (e.g., maps, charts, graphs) to identify natural resources and other physical characteristics (e.g., major landforms, major bodies of water, weather, climate, roads, bridges) and analyze patterns of movement and settlement in the United States. DOK 3
SS-05-4.1.2. Students will use geographic tools to locate and describe major landforms, bodies of water, places and objects in the United States by their absolute location. DOK 2
SS-05-4.1.3. Students will describe how different factors (e.g. rivers, mountains) influence where human activities were/are located in the United States.
SS-05-5. Historical Perspective: History is an account of events, people, ideas and their interaction over time that can be interpreted through multiple perspectives. In order for students to understand the present and plan for the future, they must understand the past. Studying history engages students in the lives, aspirations, struggles, accomplishments and failures of real people. Students need to think in an historical context in order to understand significant ideas, beliefs, themes, patterns and events, and how individuals and societies have changed over time in Kentucky, the United States and the World.
SS-05-5.2. The History of the United States
SS-05-5.2.4. Students will describe significant historical events in each of the broad historical periods and eras in U.S. history (Colonization, Settlement, Revolution and a New Nation, Expansion and Conflict, Industrialization and Immigration, Twentieth Century to Present) and explain cause and effect relationships. DOK 3
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SS-5-G. Big Idea: Geography - Geography includes the study of the five fundamental themes of location, place, regions, movement and human/environmental interaction. Students need geographic knowledge to analyze issues and problems to better understand how humans have interacted with their environment over time, how geography has impacted settlement and population, and how geographic factors influence climate, culture, the economy and world events. A geographic perspective also enables students to better understand the past and present and to prepare for the future. (Academic Expectations 2.19)
SS-5-G-S-1. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will demonstrate an understanding of patterns on the Earth's surface, using a variety of geographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, charts, graphs):
SS-5-G-S-1.a) Locate, in absolute or relative terms, major landforms and bodies of water in the United States
SS-5-G-S-2. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate regions on the Earth's surface and analyze information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental):
SS-5-G-S-2.a) Explain how places and regions in the U.S. are defined by their human characteristics (e.g., language, settlement patterns, religious beliefs) and physical characteristics (e.g., climate, landforms, bodies of water)
SS-5-G-S-2.b) Locate and describe patterns of human settlement and explain how these patterns were influenced by the physical characteristics (e.g., climate, landforms, bodies of water) of places and regions in the United States
SS-5-G-U-2. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that patterns emerge as humans move, settle and interact on Earth's surface and can be identified by examining the location of physical and human characteristics, how they are arranged and why they are in particular locations. Economic, political, cultural and social processes interact to shape patterns of human populations, interdependence, cooperation and conflict.
SS-5-G-U-3. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that regions help us to see Earth as an integrated system of places and features organized by such principles as landform types, political units, economic patterns and cultural groups.
SS-5-HP. Big Idea: Historical Perspective - History is an account of events, people, ideas, and their interaction over time that can be interpreted through multiple perspectives. In order for students to understand the present and plan for the future, they must understand the past. Studying history engages students in the lives, aspirations, struggles, accomplishments, and failures of real people. Students need to think in an historical context in order to understand significant ideas, beliefs, themes, patterns and events, and how individuals and societies have changed over time in Kentucky, the United States, and the World. (Academic Expectations 2.20)
SS-5-HP-S-1. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will demonstrate an understanding of the interpretative nature of history using a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources):
SS-5-HP-S-1.a) Investigate and chronologically describe major events in United States history (e.g., using timelines, charts, fictional and report writing, role playing)
SS-5-HP-S-1.b) Explain and draw inferences about the importance of major events in United States history
SS-5-HP-S-1.c) Examine cause and effect relationships in the history of the United States; identify examples of multiple causes of major historical events
SS-5-HP-S-2. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will use information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental):
SS-5-HP-S-2.a) Examine factual and fictional accounts of significant historical events and people in United States history
SS-5-HP-S-3. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate patterns across in U.S. history (e.g., major events/conflicts/culture; compare with major events/conflicts/culture to the present)
SS-5-HP-U-2. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that the history of the United States can be analyzed by examining significant eras (Colonization and Settlement, Revolution and a New Nation, Expansion and Conflict, Industrialization and Immigration and the Twentieth Century) to develop a chronological understanding and recognize cause and effect relationships and multiple causation, tying past to present.
SS-5-HP-U-3. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that the history of the United States has been impacted by Significant individuals, groups and advances In technology.