Students will develop and apply historical knowledge and skills to research, analyze, and understand key concepts of past, current, and potential issues and events at the local, state, national, and international levels.
SS 5.4.1 Students will examine chronological relationships and patterns, and describe the connections among them.
SS 5.4.1.a Describe concepts of time and chronology (e.g., BC, BCE, AD, CE and eras)
SS 5.4.1.b Select and record key national events in chronological order (e.g., timelines)
SS 5.4.1.c Examine the chronology of historical events in the United States and their impact on the past, present, and future
SS 5.4.2 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols upon US history using multiple types of sources.
SS 5.4.2.a Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols, including various cultures and ethnic groups, by era (e.g., Early America/Exploration: American Indian empires in Mesoamerica, the Southwest, and the Mississippi Valley, Coronado, DeSoto, LaSalle; Colonization and Rise of Democratic Institutions: Spanish Missions, French and Indian War: Chief Pontiac; Establishing a Nation: Revolutionary War; Founders and Founding Documents: unique nature of the creation and organization of the American Government, the United States as an exceptional nation based upon personal freedom, the inherent nature of citizens' rights, and democratic ideals, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and other historical figures, patriotism, national symbols)
SS 5.4.3.b Compare and contrast primary and secondary sources to better understand multiple perspectives of the same event (e.g., Court records of the Boston Massacre, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, historical biographies, oral histories)
Historical Analysis and Interpretation
SS 5.4.4 Students will analyze past and current events, issues, and problems.
SS 5.4.4.a Analyze sources on Early American History through determination of credibility, contextualization, and corroboration
SS 5.4.4.b Examine alternative courses of action in United States history (e.g., What were the causes of the American Revolution?)