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Skills available for Oklahoma fifth-grade social studies standards

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1 The student will develop and demonstrate Common Core informational text reading literacy skills.

2 The student will develop and demonstrate Common Core writing literacy skills.

  • A Text Types and Purposes

    • 1 Write opinion pieces on topics in United States history and government, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

    • 2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic in United States history and government.

    • 3 Write historically-based narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

  • B Production and Distribution of Writing

    • 4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.

    • 6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

  • C Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • 7 Conduct short research projects that use several primary and secondary sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of United States history and government.

    • 8 Gather and recall relevant information from experiences, print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

    • 9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

  • D Range of Writing

    • 10 Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of United States history and government tasks, purposes, and audiences.

3 The student will develop and demonstrate Common Core speaking and listening skills.

  • A Comprehension and Collaboration

    • 1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 5 United States History topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    • 2 Summarize a social studies text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

    • 3 Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

  • B Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • 4 Report on a United States History topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; and speak clearly at an understandable pace.

    • 5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in United States History presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

1 The student will examine James Towne Settlement and Plimoth Plantation as the foundations of American culture and society.

2 The student will compare and contrast the developments of the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies based on economic opportunities, natural resources, settlement patterns, culture, and institutions of self-government.

3 The student will examine the foundations of the American nation laid during the Revolutionary Era through the contributions of historic individuals and groups, the spreading of the ideals found within the Declaration of Independence, and the significant military and diplomatic events of the Revolutionary War that resulted in an independent United States.

4 The student will examine the formation of the American system of government following the American Revolution.

  • 1 Draw specific evidence from informational texts and examine the issues and events encountered by the young nation that led to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 including a weak national government, the Northwest Ordinance, and civil unrest as typified in Shays' Rebellion.

  • 2 Examine the contributions and leadership of George Washington, James Madison, George Mason, and Gouverneur Morris as evidenced in the great issues, debates, and compromises of the Constitutional Convention including the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan, slavery, the Three-fifths Compromise, and the Great Compromise.

  • 3 Determine the main purposes of the United States government as expressed in the Preamble and as evidenced in the United States Constitution including the principles reflected in the separation of powers, checks and balances, and shared powers between the federal and state governments, and the basic responsibilities of the three branches of government.

  • 4 Explain the process of ratification of the United States Constitution as well as compare and contrast the viewpoints of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists over the addition of a bill of rights.

  • 5 Examine the Bill of Rights and summarize the liberties protected in all 10 amendments.

5 The student will compare and contrast the continued formation of the new nation under the leadership of Presidents Washington, Adams, and Jefferson.

  • 1 Analyze the formation of the new government and the presidential leadership qualities of George Washington including the precedent set by his decision not to seek a third term and the impact of his Farewell Address.

  • 2 Explain the impact of the presidential election of 1800 regarding the peaceful transfer of political power from one party to another.

  • 3 Examine the transformative impact of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 upon the American system in regards to the explorations by Lewis and Clark and the concept of Manifest Destiny as America expanded westward.