Louisiana Social Studies Standards — Grade 5

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Create a timeline of key events in early American history from pre-Columbian civilizations to 1763


Examine primary and secondary sources to research early American colonial history from the Age of Exploration to 1763


Compare and contrast different points of view of key individuals and groups in early colonial American history to 1763


Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences by: conducting historical research Evaluating a broad variety of primary and secondary sources Comparing and contrasting varied points of view Determining the meaning of words and phrases from historical texts Using technology to research, produce, or publish a written product


Explain the reasons for the French and Indian War and the economic effects of British policy on colonial America


Describe the origins, characteristics, and expansion of indigenous cultures and groups that existed in the Americas prior to European exploration


Identify early explorers and their motivations, challenges, and achievements


Describe the Spanish conquests in the Americas including the impact on the Aztecs, Incas, and other indigenous peoples


Explain the course and consequences of the Columbian Exchange, including its cultural, ecological, economic, and political impact on Europe, the Americas, and West Africa


Compare and contrast the convergence of trade, cultural diffusion, and innovation in the Western Hemisphere after 1492


Describe cooperation and conflict among Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans


Identify the major European powers that colonized North America and explain their goals, challenges, and achievements


Compare and contrast religious groups that settled colonial America and examine the role of religion in colonial communities


Evaluate the motives that led to the establishment of the thirteen colonies


Explain and give examples of how Native Americans, Europeans, and free and enslaved Africans adapted to living in the New England colonies, the Middle colonies, and the Southern colonies


Describe the impact of key people, ideas, and events that led to the French and Indian War


Differentiate between various types of maps using characteristics, functions, and applications


Analyze a map using a variety of tools


Analyze maps from the Age of Exploration to 1763


Describe ways in which location and environment influenced the settlements and land use in colonial America


Identify natural resources used by people of colonial America and describe the impact of human action on the physical environment


Compare and contrast the different types of government in colonial America that influenced the development of the United States


Summarize the key ideas that influenced the development of colonial governments and their influence on the growth of American democracy


Investigate basic rights and responsibilities of citizens in current day government


Cite evidence of the economic motivations for European exploration and settlement in the Americas using economic concepts such as supply and demand, and scarcity


Describe trade between the Americas, Western Europe, and Western Africa during the colonial period


Analyze the differences in the economies of the New England colonies, Middle colonies, and the Southern colonies