Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Westward Expansion

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Virginia Standards

VA.USI. United States History to 1865
Expansion and Reform: 1801 to 1861
USI.8. The student will demonstrate knowledge of westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861 by:
USI.8.a) describing territorial expansion and how it affected the political map of the United States, with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Florida, Texas, Oregon, and California.
USI.8.b) identifying the geographic and economic factors that influenced the westward movement of settlers.
Geography
USI.2. The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables to:
USI.2.c) locate and identify the water features important to the early history of the United States: Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Ohio River, Columbia River, Colorado River, Rio Grande, St. Lawrence River, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico.
Revolution and the New Nation: 1770s to the Early 1800s
USI.7. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the challenges faced by the new nation by:
USI.7.b) describing the historical development of the Constitution of the United States.
USI.7.c) describing the major accomplishments of the first five presidents of the United States.
Skills
USI.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible citizenship, including the ability to:
USI.1.f) analyze and interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms, water features, climatic characteristics, and historical events.
USI.1.i) identify the costs and benefits of specific choices made, including the consequences, both intended and unintended, of the decisions and how people and nations responded to positive and negative incentives.