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Skills available for South Dakota fifth-grade social studies standards

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K-12.H History

K-12.C Civics/Government

  • K-12.C.1 Students will explain, compare and contrast, and analyze the historical principles and philosophical purposes of various forms of governments.

    • 5.C.1.1 Explain why the U. S. was established as a republic over other forms of governments

    • 5.C.1.2 Explain how rules and laws change society and how people change rules and laws

    • 5.C.1.3 Develop a logical argument explaining why governments are necessary

  • K-12.C.2 Students will explain the historical impact of primary founding documents including, but not limited to, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments.

  • K-12.C.3 Students will explain how the Constitution organizes the government of the United States.

  • K-12.C.4 Students will understand the fundamental principles of America's democratic republic and the United States Constitution and the inherent conflicts that may arise.

    • 5.C.4.1 Describe ways in which people benefit from and are challenged by working together in government, workplaces, volunteer organizations, and families

  • K-12.C.5 Students will understand the ways in which a citizen can use their basic rights to influence decisions of the republic.

K-12.G Geography

  • K-12.G.1 Students will apply geospatial resources, including data sources and geographic tools to generate, interpret, and analyze information.

  • K-12.G.2 Students will understand the nature and importance of the Five Themes of Geography: location, place characteristics, human-environment interaction, movement, and region.

    • 5.G.2.1 Explain how cultural and environmental characteristics affect the distribution and movement of people, goods, and ideas

    • 5.G.2.2 Explain how human settlements and movements relate to the locations and use of various natural resources

    • 5.G.2.3 Analyze the effects of environmental and technological changes on human settlements and migration

  • K-12.G.5 Students will recognize and explain the role population and culture play in creating diversity within the world's places and regions.

    • 5.G.5.1 Describe how the spatial patterns of cultural activities in a place change over time because of interactions with nearby and distant places.

  • K-12.G.6 Students will understand the ways in which humans culturally adapt to, use, and modify the natural environment and its various elements.

    • 5.G.6.1 Explain how natural events and human activities in one place affect people living in other places

K-12.E Economics