Nevada State Standards for Social Studies — Grade 5


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C13.5.1

Explain that the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, are written documents that are the foundation of the United States government.

C13.5.2

Describe the operation of representative government.

C13.5.3

Describe the criteria for U.S. citizenship.

C13.5.4

Explain the symbolic importance of the Pledge of Allegiance and the Fourth of July.

C14.5.1

Describe examples of national, state, and local laws.

C14.5.2

Identify the three branches of government (as set forth in the U.S. Constitution).

C14.5.3

Name the two houses of the U.S. Congress and explain how representation is determined.

C14.5.4

Identify the powers of the U.S. Congress, i.e., power to tax, declare war, and impeach the President.

C14.5.5

Identify the duties of the President within the executive branch.

C14.5.6

Explain that the U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in the land.

C14.5.7

Describe the purpose of a judge and jury in a trial as it relates to resolving disputes.

C15.5.1

Explain the qualities of a leadership.

C15.5.2

Name the two major political parties.

C15.5.3

Give examples of national interest groups.

C15.5.4

Compare sources of information people use to form an opinion.

C15.5.5

Define propaganda and give examples.

C16.5.1

Describe the influences other nations have had on the development of the United States political system.

E10.5.1

Define trade and commodities used in trade.

E10.5.2

Identify how interest rates affect borrowing, saving, and purchasing using credit.

E10.5.3

Identify services offered by different types financial institutions.

E10.5.4

Illustrate how one persons spending becomes another persons income.

E10.5.5

Recognize the three types of productive resources.

E10.5.6

Define inflation and deflation.

E10.5.7

Define labor force and unemployment.

E10.5.8

Demonstrate per capita measures in the classroom.

E11.5.1

Explain the purposes for establishing for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

E11.5.2

Provide an example of how purchasing a tool or acquiring education can increase the ability to produce goods.

E11.5.3

Describe the steps an entrepreneur would take to start a business.

E11.5.4

Explain why specialization increases productivity and interdependence.

E11.5.5

Describe what it means to compete, and give examples of ways sellers compete.

E11.5.6

Define mercantilism.

E11.5.7

Identify scarce resources and identify how they are allocated in the United States.

E12.5.1

Explain why the U.S. imports and exports goods

E12.5.2

Define exchange rates.

E12.5.3

Define globalization and explain how the U.S. economy is affected by international trade.

E9.5.1

Describe how scarcity requires a person to make a choice and identify costs associated with that choice.

E9.5.2

Demonstrate an understanding that an individual can be a consumer and producer at the same time.

E9.5.3

Identify the resources needed for production in households, schools, and community groups.

E9.5.4

Describe how income reflects choices people make about education, training, skill development, lifestyle, and careers.

E9.5.5

Demonstrate an understanding of supply and demand in a market.

G5.5.1

Identify and locate major geographic features in Nevada and the United States using maps and map elements.

G5.5.2

Identify spatial patterns of the U.S.

G5.5.3

Describe purposes for different types of maps and globes, i.e., topographical, political, physical

G5.5.4

Construct maps, graphs, and charts to display information about human and physical features in the United States.

G5.5.5

dentify the purpose and content of various U.S. maps.

G5.5.6

Derive geographic information from photographs, maps, graphs, books, and technological resources.

G6.5.1

Provide examples of human environment interactions in the U.S.

G6.5.2

Identify U. S. regions in which historical events occurred, i.e., thirteen colonies, Underground Railroad, and California gold fields.

G6.5.3

Provide examples of cultural identity in communities or regions from different perspectives.

G6.5.4

Show how regional change in the United States from decade to decade has affected characteristics of place, i.e., salt and sand used to melt ice, flood basins, levees.

G6.5.5

Label a map of the United States with their capitals.

G6.5.6

Define absolute location.

G7.5.1

Explain differences in population distribution within the United States.

G7.5.2

List pushpull factors influencing human migration and settlement in the United States.

G7.5.3

Describe differences among rural, suburban, and urban settlement in the United States.

G7.5.4

Describe historical and current economic issues in the U.S. using geographic resources, i.e., illustrate demographic changes due to mining and gaming

G7.5.5

Describe why types of organizations may differ by geographic region in the U.S.

G8.5.1

Describe ways physical environments affect human activity in the United States using historical and contemporary examples.

G8.5.2

Describe how technologies altered the physical environment in the U.S., and the effects of those changes on its people.

G8.5.3

Explore the impact of human modification of the United States physical environment on the people who live there.

G8.5.4

Identify and locate potential natural hazards in the United States and their impacts on the land and population.

G8.5.5

Describe and compare the distribution patterns and use of natural resources in the United States.

H1.5.1

Identify and describe Native North American life and cultural regions prior to European contact.

H1.5.2

Identify and describe the attributes of Native American nations in the local region and North America.

H1.5.3

Discuss the interactions of early explorers with native cultures.

H1.5.4

Identify the contributions of Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans to North American beliefs and traditions.

H1.5.5

Describe the social, political, and religious lives of people in the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies

H1.5.6

Identify individuals and groups responsible for founding and settling the American colonies.

H1.5.7

Examine the cultural exchange among the Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.

H2.5.1

Describe motivations for and expeditions of European exploration of the Americas.

H2.5.2

Describe issues of compromise and conflict within the United States.

H2.5.3

Describe the competition among the English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Indian nations for control of North America.

H2.5.4

Explain why slavery was introduced into colonial America.

H2.5.5

Explain how the interactions among Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans, during colonial America resulted in unique economic, social, and political institutions.

H2.5.6

Identify the events that led to the Declaration of Independence.

H2.5.7

Identify the causes, key events, and people of the American Revolution.

H2.5.8

Explain the relationship between the American colonies and England, and discuss its impact on independence.

H3.5.1

Compare and/or contrast the daily lives of children throughout the United States, both past and present.

H3.5.2

Recognize that communities include people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, and who make contributions to the United States.

H3.5.3

Describe ways individuals display social responsibility.

H3.5.4

Explain how technologies in U.S. history changed the way people lived.

H3.5.5

Provide and discuss major news events on local, state, national, and world levels.

H4.5.1

Discuss the economic, political and cultural relationships the United States has with other countries.