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Skills available for Mississippi fifth-grade social studies standards

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  • 5 Understand the contributions of the various cultures represented in pre-Columbian through colonial America.

    • a Compare major Native American cultures in respect to geographic regions (e.g., Southeast, Northeast, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and Plains), natural resources, government, economy, and religion.

    • b Explain the effect of colonization by Europeans on both European and Native American cultures.

    • c Draw conclusions about how cultures changed through cultural diffusion, invention, and innovation (e.g., navigational tools such as astrolabe and sextant, farming techniques, new agricultural products, holidays, religious beliefs and practices, government, weaponry, etc.).