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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Vermont Standards

VT.6.1. Critical Evaluation: Causes and Effects in Human Societies: Students examine complex webs of causes and effects in relations to events in order to generalize about the workings of human societies, and they apply their findings to problems.
H&SS5-6:1. Grade Level Expectation: Social and Historical Questioning: Students initiate an inquiry by:
5-6:1.a. Asking relevant and focusing questions that will lead to independent research based on what they have seen, what they have read, what they have listened to, and/or what they have researched (e.g., How will global warming affect me and my community? Does intolerance exist in my school or community?).
VT.6.13. Diversity and Unity: Concepts of Culture: Students understand the concept of culture, including the cultures of indigenous peoples, in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS5-6:11. Grade Level Expectation: Students interpret geography and solve geographic problems by:
5-6:11.a. Identifying characteristics of states, countries, and continents using resources such as landmarks, models, maps, photographs, atlases, internet, video, reference materials, GIS and mental mapping.
H&SS5-6:12. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of human interaction with the environment over time by:
5-6:12.d. Describing how the environment influences a particular demographic factor, such as disease/epidemic rates, life expectancy, infant mortality rate, population growth rate (e.g., describe how environmental factors influence income).
VT.6.4. History: Historical Connections: Students identify major historical eras and analyze periods of transition in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide, to interpret the influence of the past on the present.
H&SS5-6:1. Grade Level Expectation: Social and Historical Questioning: Students initiate an inquiry by:
5-6:1.a. Asking relevant and focusing questions that will lead to independent research based on what they have seen, what they have read, what they have listened to, and/or what they have researched (e.g., How will global warming affect me and my community? Does intolerance exist in my school or community?).
H&SS5-6:10. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of past, present, and future time by:
5-6:10.f. Identifying an important event in the United States and/or world, and describing multiple causes and effects of that event.
H&SS5-6:8. Grade Level Expectation: Students connect the past with the present by:
5-6:8.c. Investigating how events, people, and ideas have shaped the United States and/or the world, and hypothesizing how different influences could have led to different consequences (e.g., How did the civil rights movement change the U.S., and how might the U.S. be different if it had never happened?).
VT.6.5. History: Traditional and Social Histories: Students investigate both the traditional and the social histories of the people, places, and cultures under study, including those of indigenous peoples.
H&SS5-6:10. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of past, present, and future time by:
5-6:10.f. Identifying an important event in the United States and/or world, and describing multiple causes and effects of that event.
VT.6.6. History: Being A Historian: Students use historical methodology to make interpretations concerning history, change, and continuity.
H&SS5-6:10. Grade Level Expectation: Students show understanding of past, present, and future time by:
5-6:10.f. Identifying an important event in the United States and/or world, and describing multiple causes and effects of that event.
VT.6.7. Geography: Geographical Knowledge: Students use geographical knowledge and images of various places to understand the present, communicate historical interpretations, develop solutions for problems, and plan for the future.
H&SS5-6:11. Grade Level Expectation: Students interpret geography and solve geographic problems by:
5-6:11.a. Identifying characteristics of states, countries, and continents using resources such as landmarks, models, maps, photographs, atlases, internet, video, reference materials, GIS and mental mapping.
5-6:11.c. Locating the physical and political regions of the United States and the world (e.g., Plains, NE Coast, New England, South, West, etc.).
VT.6.8. Geography: Movements and Settlements: Students analyze the factors and implications associated with the historical and contemporary movements and settlements of people and groups in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS5-6:11. Grade Level Expectation: Students interpret geography and solve geographic problems by:
5-6:11.c. Locating the physical and political regions of the United States and the world (e.g., Plains, NE Coast, New England, South, West, etc.).
H&SS5-6:13. Grade Level Expectation: Students analyze how and why cultures continue and change over time by:
5-6:13.b. Describing the contributions of various cultural groups to the world, both past and present.