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Skills available for Nevada fifth-grade social studies standards

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As students become increasingly sophisticated and informed thinkers, they are provided opportunities to develop and apply skills that enhance critical thinking processes by developing and applying 21st Century Skills. Content literacy is the acquisition and application of reading, writing and oral communication skills to construct knowledge. Information, media, and technology literacy is the acquisition, organization, use, and evaluation of information that prepares students to be active, informed, and literate citizens. These skills are an essential part of the study of social studies and should be integrated within the content.

H1.0 Students understand the development, characteristics, and interaction of people, cultures, societies, religion, and ideas.

H2.0 Students understand the people, events, ideas, and conflicts that lead to the evolution of nations, empires, distinctive cultures, and political and economic ideas.

H3.0 Students understand how social ideas and individual action lead to social, political, economic, and technological change.

  • H3.5.1 Compare and/or contrast the daily lives of children throughout the United States, both past and present.

  • H3.5.2 Recognize that communities include people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, and who make contributions to the United States.

  • H3.5.3 Describe ways individuals display social responsibility.

  • H3.5.4 Explain how technologies in U.S. history changed the way people lived.

  • H3.5.5 Provide and discuss major news events on local, state, national, and world levels.

H4.0 Students understand the interaction and interdependence of nations around the world. Students understand the impact of economics, politics, religion, and culture on international relationships.

G5.0 Students use maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies to locate and extrapolate information about people, places, and environments.

  • G5.5.1 Identify and locate major geographic features in Nevada and the United States using maps and map elements.

  • G5.5.2 Identify spatial patterns of the U.S.

  • G5.5.3 Describe purposes for different types of maps and globes, i.e., topographical, political, physical.

  • G5.5.4 Construct maps, graphs, and charts to display information about human and physical features in the United States.

  • G5.5.5 Identify the purpose and content of various U.S. maps.

  • G5.5.6 Derive geographic information from photographs, maps, graphs, books, and technological resources.

G6.0 Students understand the physical and human features of places and use this information to define and study regions and their patterns of change.

G7.0 Students understand how economic, political, and cultural processes interact to shape patterns of human migration and settlement, influence and interdependence, and conflict and cooperation.

G8.0 Students understand effects of interactions between human and physical systems and the changes in use, distribution, and importance of resources.

  • G8.5.1 Describe ways physical environments affect human activity in the United States using historical and contemporary examples.

  • G8.5.2 Describe how technologies altered the physical environment in the U.S., and the effects of those changes on its people.

  • G8.5.3 Explore the impact of human modification of the United States' physical environment on the people who live there.

  • G8.5.4 Identify and locate potential natural hazards in the United States and their impacts on the land and population.

  • G8.5.5 Describe and compare the distribution patterns and use of natural resources in the United States.

E9.0 Students will understand how scarcity and incentives affect choices, how markets work, why markets form, how supply and demand interact to determine the market price, and how changes in prices act as economic signals to coordinate trade.

E10.0 Students will identify indicators used to measure economic performance, understand key aspects of how the economy acts as a system, and understand the roles of money, interest rates, savers, and borrowers, financial institutions, and the central bank in our economy.

  • E10.5.1 Define trade and commodities used in trade.

  • E10.5.2 Identify how interest rates affect borrowing, saving, and purchasing using credit.

  • E10.5.3 Identify services offered by different types financial institutions.

  • E10.5.4 Illustrate how one person's spending becomes another person's income.

  • E10.5.5 Recognize the three types of productive resources.

  • E10.5.6 Define inflation and deflation.

  • E10.5.7 Define labor force and unemployment.

  • E10.5.8 Demonstrate per capita measures in the classroom.

E11.0 Students will identify the causes of economic change; explain how the U.S. economic system responds to those changes; and explain how other economic systems respond to change.

  • E11.5.1 Explain the purposes for establishing for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

  • E11.5.2 Provide an example of how purchasing a tool or acquiring education can increase the ability to produce goods.

  • E11.5.3 Describe the steps an entrepreneur would take to start a business.

  • E11.5.4 Explain why specialization increases productivity and interdependence.

  • E11.5.5 Describe what it means to compete, and give examples of ways sellers compete.

  • E11.5.6 Define mercantilism.

  • E11.5.7 Identify scarce resources and identify how they are allocated in the United States.

E12.0 Students will explore trends in international trade, the impact of trade on the U.S. economy, and the role of exchange rates.

  • E12.5.1 Explain why the U.S. imports and exports goods.

  • E12.5.2 Define exchange rates.

  • E12.5.3 Define globalization and explain how the U.S. economy is affected by international trade.

C13.0 Students know why society needs rules, laws, and government and understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizens.

  • C13.5.1 Explain that the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, are written documents that are the foundation of the United States government.

  • C13.5.2 Describe the operation of representative government.

  • C13.5.3 Describe the criteria for U.S. citizenship.

  • C13.5.4 Explain the symbolic importance of the Pledge of Allegiance and the Fourth of July.

C14.0 U.S., State, and Local Governments - Students understand the U.S. Constitution and the government it creates, including the relationship between national and sub-national governments, as well as the structure and function of state and local governments.

C15.0 Students describe the roles of political parties, elections, interest groups, media, and public opinion in the democratic process.

  • C15.5.1 Explain the qualities of a leadership.

  • C15.5.2 Name the two major political parties.

  • C15.5.3 Give examples of national interest groups.

  • C15.5.4 Compare sources of information people use to form an opinion.

  • C15.5.5 Define propaganda and give examples.

C16.0 Students explain the different political systems in the world and how those systems relate to the United States and its citizens.