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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 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.