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Skills available for Tennessee fifth-grade social studies standards

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Industrialization, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era (1870s-1910s)

  • Students will explain the key shifts in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including: immigration, industrialization, the nation's role in world affairs, and the Progressive Era.

    • 5.01 Explain the need for the South's move toward industrialization after the Civil War.

    • 5.02 Examine the appeal and challenges of settling the Great Plains from various cultural perspectives, including: settlers, immigrants, Buffalo Soldiers, and American Indians.

    • 5.03 Analyze the ideas and events of the Gilded Age, including economic disparity (e.g., mistrust of money) and industrial capitalists (e.g., John D. Rockefeller).

    • 5.04 Explain the role of labor unions and the American Federation of Labor in changing the standards of working conditions.

    • 5.05 Examine the contributions and impact of inventors on American society, including: Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, and Thomas Edison.

    • 5.06 Examine the impact of important entrepreneurs on American society, including: Andrew Carnegie, Henry T. Ford, and Cornelius Vanderbilt.

    • 5.07 Analyze the causes, course, and consequences of the Spanish-American War, including: imperialism, Rough Riders, USS Maine, and yellow journalism.

    • 5.08 Describe the challenges of the journey and process for successful entry into the U.S. through Ellis Island and Angel Island, and examine the role of immigrants in the development of the U.S.

    • 5.09 Analyze the major goals, struggles, and achievements of the Progressive Era, including: Prohibition (18th Amendment), women's suffrage (19th Amendment), and the lack of child labor laws.

World War I and the Roaring Twenties (1920s-1940s)

  • Students will analyze U.S. involvement during World War I as well as the cultural, economic, and political developments of the 1920s.

World War II (1930s-1940s)

Post-World War II and the Civil Rights Movement (1940s-1960s)

  • Students will examine the cultural and political developments in the U.S. after World War II and during the Civil Rights Movement.

    • 5.22 Examine the growth of the U.S. as a consumer and entertainment society after World War II, including: suburbs, increased access to automobiles, the Interstate Highway System, and television, radio, and movie theaters.

    • 5.23 Examine how Cold War events impacted the U.S., including: the Arms Race, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Space Race.

    • 5.24 Analyze the key people and events of the Civil Rights Movement, including: Martin Luther King Jr. and non-violent protests, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks, Brown v. Board of Education and Thurgood Marshall, and the Freedom Riders and Diane Nash.

    • 5.25 Explain the impact of John F. Kennedy's presidency on the country, including: passage of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, the space program, and his assassination.