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Skills available for Alabama fifth-grade social studies standards

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1 Locate on a map physical features that impacted the exploration and settlement of the Americas, including ocean currents, prevailing winds, large forests, major rivers, and significant mountain ranges.

2 Identify causes and effects of early migration and settlement of North America.

3 Distinguish differences among major American Indian cultures in North America according to geographic region, natural resources, community organization, economy, and belief systems.

  • Locating on a map American Indian nations according to geographic region

4 Determine the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.

5 Explain the early colonization of North America and reasons for settlement in the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies, including geographic features, landforms, and differences in climate among the colonies.

6 Describe colonial economic life and labor systems in the Americas.

7 Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

8 Identify major events of the American Revolution, including the battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Yorktown.

9 Explain how inadequacies of the Articles of Confederation led to the creation and eventual ratification of the Constitution of the United States.

  • Describing major ideas, concepts, and limitations of the Constitution of the United States, including duties and powers of the three branches of government

  • Identifying factions in favor of and opposed to ratification of the Constitution of the United States

  • Identifying main principles in the Bill of Rights

  • Analyzing the election of George Washington as President of the United States for its impact on the role of president in a republic

10 Describe political, social, and economic events between 1803 and 1860 that led to the expansion of the territory of the United States, including the War of 1812, the Indian Removal Act, the Texas-Mexican War, the Mexican-American War, and the Gold Rush of 1849.

  • Analyzing the role of the Louisiana Purchase and explorations of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark for their impact on Westward Expansion

  • Explaining the purpose of the Monroe Doctrine

  • Identifying Alabama's role in the expansion movement in the United States, including the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Trail of Tears

  • Identifying the impact of technological developments on United States' expansion

11 Identify causes of the Civil War, including states' rights and the issue of slavery.

12 Summarize successes and failures of the Reconstruction Era.

13 Describe social and economic influences on United States' expansion prior to World War I.