Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science — Grade 5


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SS.CV.1.5

Distinguish the responsibilities and powers of government official at various levels and branches of government and in different times and places.

SS.CV.2.5

Examine the origins and purposes of rules, laws, and key U.S. Constitutional provisions.

SS.CV.3.5

Compare the origins, functions and structure of different systems of government.

SS.CV.4.5

Explain how policies are developed to address public problems.

SS.EC.1.5

Analyze why and how individuals, businesses, and nations around the world specialize and trade.

SS.EC.2.5

Discover how positive incentives (e.g. sale prices and earning money) and negative incentives influence behavior in our nations economy and around the world.

SS.EC.3.5

Determine the ways in which the government pays for the goods and services it provides.

SS.FL.4.5

Explain that interest is the price the borrower pays for using someone elses money.

SS.G.1.5

Investigate how the cultural and environmental characteristics of places within the United States change over time.

SS.G.2.5

Describe how humans have utilized natural resources in the United States.

SS.G.3.5

Analyze the effects of specific catastrophic and environmental events as well as technological developments that have impacted our nation and compare to other places.

SS.G.4.5

Compare the environmental characteristics of the United States to other world regions.

SS.H.1.5

Create and use a chronological sequence of related events to compare developments that happened at the same time.

SS.H.2.5

Use information about a historical source-including the maker, date, place of origin, intended audience, and purpose-to judge the extent to which the source is useful for studying a particular topic.

SS.H.3.5

Explain probable causes and effects of events and developments in U.S. history.

SS.IS.1.5

Develop essential questions and explain the importance of the questions to self and others.

SS.IS.2.5

Create supporting questions to help answer essential questions in an inquiry.

SS.IS.3.5

Determine sources representing multiple points of view that will assist in answering essential questions.

SS.IS.4.5

Gather relevant information and distinguish among fact and opinion to determine credibility of multiple sources.

SS.IS.5.5

Develop claims using evidence from multiple sources to answer essential questions.

SS.IS.6.5

Construct and critique arguments and explanations using reasoning, examples, and details from multiple sources.

SS.IS.7.5

Identify a range of local problems and some ways in which people are trying to address these problems.

SS.IS.8.5

Use listening, consensus building, and voting procedures to decide on and take action in their classroom and school.