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Skills available for Michigan fifth-grade social studies standards

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5-U1 USHG Era 1 – Beginnings to 1620

  • 5-U1.1 Indigenous Peoples' Lives in the Americas: Describe the lives of the Indigenous Peoples living in North America prior to European contact.

    • 5-U1.1.1 Use maps to locate peoples in the Eastern Woodland (the Woodland Peoples east of the Mississippi River), desert Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the nomadic nations of the Great Plains.

    • 5-U1.1.2 Compare how Indigenous Peoples in the Eastern Woodland and another tribal region adapted to or modified the environment.

    • 5-U1.1.3 Describe Eastern Woodland life with respect to governmental and family structures, trade, and their relationship to the land.

  • 5-U1.2 European Exploration: Identify the causes and consequences of European exploration and colonization.

  • 5-U1.3 African Life Before the 16th Century: Describe the lives of peoples living in West Africa prior to the 16th century.

  • 5-U1.4 Three World Interactions: Describe the environmental, political, and cultural consequences of the interactions among European, African, and Indigenous Peoples in the late 15th century through the 17th century.

    • 5-U1.4.1 Describe the convergence of Europeans, Indigenous Peoples, and Africans in the Americas after 1492 from the perspective of these three groups.

    • 5-U1.4.2 Use primary and secondary sources to compare Europeans, Africans, and Indigenous Peoples who converged in the Western Hemisphere after 1492 with respect to governmental structure, and views on property ownership and land use.

    • 5-U1.4.3 Explain the cultural impact that occurred between the British, French, and Spanish on the lives of Indigenous Peoples.

    • 5-U1.4.4 Describe the Columbian Exchange and its impact on Europeans, Indigenous Peoples, and Africans.

5-U2 USHG Era 2 – Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)

5-U3 USHG Era 3 – Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1800)

5-P Process and Skills Standards