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Skills available for North Dakota fifth-grade social studies standards

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1 Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.

  • 5.1.1 Interpret and compare maps of the United States (i.e., political, physical, thematic)

  • 5.1.2 Identify differences between primary and secondary resources (e.g., maps, charts, line and bar graphs, Internet, atlases, journals, letters, photographs, interviews, periodicals)

  • 5.1.3 Evaluate current events using print and electronic media (e.g., newspaper, children's news magazines, television, Internet)

  • 5.1.4 Construct and interpret time lines of key events in United States history

  • 5.1.5 Use spatial terms to describe the world (i.e., Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, International Dateline, Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle)

2 Students understand important historical events.

3 Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.

4 Students understand the development, functions, and form of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.

  • 5.4.1 Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of U.S. citizens in a democratic society (e.g., the responsibility to pay taxes, the responsibility to sit on a jury)

  • 5.4.2 Identify the duties of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the Federal government (e.g., checks and balances)

  • 5.4.3 Identify the purpose and importance behind documents leading up to the writing of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights (e.g., Magna Carta, English common law, English Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation)

  • 5.4.4 Explain why the United States government is necessary (e.g., government helps secure people's lives, liberty, and property through law and military protection; groups can accomplish things collectively that individuals cannot)

5 Students understand and apply concepts of geography.

  • 5.5.1 Explain the impact of climate, geography, and available resources on the daily lives of Native Americans (e.g., dwellings, clothes, food and crops, technology, tools, cultural traditions)

  • 5.5.2 Explain the impact of geography on western exploration and westward migration in the early nineteenth century (e.g., Northwest passage, colonization, Appalachian Mountains)

  • 5.5.3 Explain how human activity (e.g., settlement patterns, migration) affects the physical environment (e.g., soil uses, economy, pollution, use of energy sources)

6 Students understand the importance of culture, individual identity, and group identity.