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Skills available for Ohio fifth-grade social studies standards

Standards are in black and IXL social studies skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

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  • Historical Thinking and Skills

    • 1 Multiple-tier timelines can be used to show relationships among events and places.

  • Early Civilizations

    • 2 Early Indian civilizations (Maya, Inca, Aztec, Mississippian) existed in the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans. These civilizations had developed unique governments, social structures, religions, technologies, and agricultural practices and products.

  • Heritage

    • 3 European exploration and colonization had lasting effects which can be used to understand the Western Hemisphere today.



  • Civic Participation and Skills

    • 11 Individuals can better understand public issues by gathering and interpreting information from multiple sources. Data can be displayed graphically to effectively and efficiently communicate information.

  • Roles and Systems of Government

    • 12 Democracies, dictatorships and monarchies are categories for understanding the relationship between those in power or authority and citizens.


  • Economic Decision Making and Skills

    • 13 Information displayed in circle graphs can be used to show relative proportions of segments of data to an entire body of data.

    • 14 The choices people make have both present and future consequences.

  • Scarcity

    • 15 The availability of productive resources (i.e., human resources, capital goods and natural resources) promotes specialization that leads to trade.

  • Production and Consumption

    • 16 The availability of productive resources and the division of labor impact productive capacity.

  • Markets

    • 17 Regions and countries become interdependent when they specialize in what they produce best and then trade with other regions to increase the amount and variety of goods and services available.

  • Financial Literacy

    • 18 Workers can improve their ability to earn income by gaining new knowledge, skills and experiences.