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5.SS.1 History - Students in Grade 5 build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States, trace the role of migration and immigration of people in the development of the United States, and identify the sovereign status and role of American Indians in the development of the United States.

5.SS.2 Geography - Students in Grade 5 analyze the spatial organizations of people, places and environment on the earth's surface.

5.SS.3 Economics - Students in Grade 5 explain basic economic concepts, identify different influences on economic systems, and explain the concepts of personal finance.

  • 5.SS.3.1 Explain basic economic concepts.

    • 5.SS.3.1.1 Describe examples of improved transportation and communication networks and how they encourage economic growth.

    • 5.SS.3.1.2 Explain the concepts of tariffs, taxation, and embargo.

    • 5.SS.3.1.3 Describe the basic characteristics of a market.

  • 5.SS.3.2 Identify different influences on economic systems.

  • 5.SS.3.3 Analyze the different types of economic institutions.

  • 5.SS.3.4 Explain the concepts of personal finance.

    • 5.SS.3.4.1 Identify economic incentives and risks of entrepreneurship.

    • 5.SS.3.4.2 Explain the impact of taxation on personal finance.

5.SS.4 Civics and Government - Students in Grade 5 build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system, the organization and formation of the American system of government, that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities, and the evolution of democracy.

  • 5.SS.4.1 Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.

  • 5.SS.4.2 Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.

  • 5.SS.4.3 Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.

    • 5.SS.4.3.1 Identify the President and Vice President of the United States and the U.S. Senators and Representatives to Congress from Idaho.

    • 5.SS.4.3.2 Identify some of the personal responsibilities and basic rights of individual freedoms that belong to American citizens.

    • 5.SS.4.3.3 Describe ways in which citizens participate in public life.

  • 5.SS.4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.

    • 5.SS.4.4.1 Explain how the United States is a republic.

    • 5.SS.4.4.2 State the difference between direct democracy and the constitutional republic of today's United States.

    • 5.SS.4.4.3 Discuss the concepts of popular sovereignty, majority rule with minority rights, respect for the individual, equality of opportunity, rule of law, and personal liberty.

  • 5.SS.4.5 Build an understanding of comparative government.

5.SS.5 Global Perspectives - Students in Grade 5 build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

  • 5.SS.5.1 Build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

    • 5.SS.5.1.1 Explain how the world is divided into many different nations and that each has its own government.

    • 5.SS.5.1.2 Define a nation.

    • 5.SS.5.1.3 Explain how the United States is one nation and how it interacts with other nations in the world.

    • 5.SS.5.1.4 Discuss how nations try to resolve problems.

    • 5.SS.5.1.5 Identify the role of the United States in a global economy.