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Skills available for Wyoming fifth-grade social studies standards

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1 Citizenship, Government, and Democracy

2 Culture and Cultural Diversity

3 Production, Distribution, and Consumption

4 Time, Continuity, and Change

  • SS5.4.1 Describe how small changes can lead to big changes (cause and effect) (e.g., introduction of horses to the Plains tribes, discovery of gold and minerals in the region, discovery of electricity, impact of the Homestead Act and Dawes Act, establishment of water rights and resource management).

  • SS5.4.2 Describe how tools and technology make life easier; describe how one tool or technology evolves into another (e.g., telegraph to telephone to cell phone or travois to horse-drawn wagon to railroad to car); identify a tool or technology that impacted history (e.g., ships allowed for discovery of new lands, boiling water prevented spread of disease, railroads and the industrial revolution led to devastation of bison population, and impact of mineral and oil development in the region).

  • SS5.4.3 Select current events for relevance and apply understanding of cause and effect to determine how current events impact people or groups including Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming (e.g., energy development, water rights, new technology, and social issues).

  • SS5.4.4 Discuss different groups that a person may belong to, including Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming, (e.g., family, neighborhood, cultural/ethnic, and workplace) and how those roles and/or groups have changed over time.

  • SS5.4.5 Identify differences between primary (e.g., historical photographs, artifacts, and documents, including treaties) and secondary sources. Find primary and secondary sources about an historical event (e.g., creation of reservations, Sand Creek Massacre, and creation of national parks). Summarize central ideas in primary and secondary resources.

5 People, Places, and Environments

6 Technology, Literacy, and Global Connections

  • SS5.6.1 Use various media resources in order to address a question or solve a problem.

  • SS5.6.2 Identify validity of information (e.g., accuracy, relevancy, fact, or fiction).

  • SS5.6.3 Use digital tools to research, design, and present social studies concepts (e.g., understand how individual responsibility applies in usage of digital media).

  • SS5.6.4 Identify the difference between primary and secondary sources.