Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Westward Expansion

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Arizona Standards

AZ.SS05-S1. American History
SS05-S1C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues. By using primary and secondary sources effectively students obtain accurate and relevant information.
SS05-S1C1-03. Describe the difference between primary and secondary sources.
SS05-S1C1-04. Locate information using both primary and secondary sources.
SS05-S1C5. Westward Expansion 1800 - 1860: Westward expansion, influenced by political, cultural, and economic factors, led to the growth and development of the U.S.
SS05-S1C5-01. Describe the following events of 19th century presidencies of: a) Thomas Jefferson - Louisiana Purchase; explorations of Lewis and Clark; b) James Madison - War of 1812; c) James Monroe - The Monroe Doctrine; d) Andrew Jackson - Nationalism and Sectionalism; Trail of Tears; e) James Polk - Mexican-American War; discovery of gold in California
SS05-S1C5-02. Describe the different perspectives (e.g., Native Americans, settlers, Spanish, the U.S. government, prospectors) of Manifest Destiny.
SS05-S1C5-03. Identify major westward migration routes of the 19th Century.
AZ.SS05-S4. Geography
SS05-S4C4. Human Systems: Human cultures, their nature, and distribution affect societies and the Earth.
SS05-S4C4-01. Explain why and how boundaries change (e.g., Westward Expansion, Civil War, Mexican - American War).
SS05-S4C6. Geographic Applications: Geographic thinking (asking and answering geographic questions) is used to understand spatial patterns of the past, the present, and to plan for the future.
SS05-S4C6-01. Describe how geographic features influenced events in the past in the Original Thirteen Colonies, the Great Plains, the Pacific Northwest and the West.