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Skills available for Maryland fifth-grade social studies standards

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1 Development of American Government (1780 –1789)

  • 1.1 Conflicts and Compromises at the Constitutional Convention

    • 1.1.1 Students will examine the distribution of power in the United States Constitution by:

      • 1.1.1.a determining how disagreements among the states and federal government under the Articles of Confederation led to people wanting to reform the government.

      • 1.1.1.b assessing the promises set forth in the Preamble.

      • 1.1.1.c evaluating the principles of separation of powers and checks and balances.

      • 1.1.1.d critiquing the Great Compromise and Three-Fifths Compromise.

      • 1.1.1.e identifying scope of powers within branches and levels of government.

      • 1.1.1.f distinguishing the powers and responsibilities of government on the federal, state, and local levels.

      • 1.1.1.g evaluating how perspectives and decisions at the Constitutional Convention limited the definition of citizenship.

      • 1.1.1.h analyzing the roles and powers between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Maryland state government.

  • 1.2 Bill of Rights

    • 1.2.1 Students will examine the implications of the Bill of Rights by:

      • 1.2.1.a analyzing how individuals with varying interests contributed to the emergence of the federalists and antifederalists perspectives.

      • 1.2.1.b appraising how Maryland’s Declaration of Rights influenced the debate over ratification between Daniel Carroll, Luther Martin, and John Francis Mercer.

      • 1.2.1.c identifying the purpose and importance of the first ten Amendments of the United States Constitution.

      • 1.2.1.d exploring how the amendments are exercised in contemporary times in Maryland and the nation.

2 Challenges of a New and Expanding Nation (1800 – 1900)

3 U.S. The Challenges of American Economic, Political, and Civic Life (1900-today)