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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Social Studies - Grade 5

 

 

 

Fifty States

 

The learner will be able to identify the 50 states of the U.S.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be able to recognize abbreviations and locations of the states.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use mapping skills to place the states in their proper locations on poster board using state puzzle pieces.

 

  

 

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Explorers

 

The learner will be able to identify the major explorers from Europe.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the achievements and failures of each major explorer and the impact that they had in changing the geography of the earth.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know the rulers that were responsible for their countries ambition for exploration.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand the importance of finding the Northwest Passage.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the reasons for the tension between Spain and England.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know the significance of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English in 1588.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why France searched for colonies in North America.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to appreciate the land and resources that attracted traders and settlers to North America.

 

  

 

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English Colonies

 

The learner will be able to identify the geography and resources that attracted people to North America.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know the reasons for settling the English Colonies.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list the groups of people that settled in the English Colonies.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to outline the reasons why each colony was established in North America.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to outline the structures of government in the English Colonies.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the thirteen colonies and know why each one was established.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list the ways that colonists made a living in the colonies.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the significance of the Mayflower Compact and its relation to our present day form of government.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the reasons that some religious groups decided to settle in North America.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the people that made significant contributions to the colonies and their way of life.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to define the frontier and tell why people settled there.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the way of life on a plantation.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the life of an enslave African on a southern plantation.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the triangular trade.

 

  

 

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Revolutionary War

 

The learner will be able to recognize the reasons for rapid growth in the colonies between 1650 and 1750.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to outline the structure of government that was prominent in the thirteen colonies.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the basis of conflict that led to the French and Indian War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to summarize the results of the French and Indian War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the chain of events that led to the growing tension between Britain and the colonists in the 1760s.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss Pontiac's Rebellion, the Proclamation of 1763, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Act, the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, the Intolerable Acts, and the causes and effects of each.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the events that led the American Colonists to declare independence from Britain in 1776.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the major battles of the American Revolution, the importance of each, and where they each took place.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the advantages and disadvantages that the colonists had and that Britain had in the American Revolution.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the significance of the Declaration of Independence as a key document in American history.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the key people that led the colonists in their struggle for independence.

 

  

 

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Constitution and Government

 

The learner will be able to identify the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation as a plan of government.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize the people that had a hand in developing the U.S. Constitution.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the checks and balances that are built into the U.S. Constitution.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the main freedoms that are outlined in the Bill of Rights.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain George Washington's role in helping make the government, established by the U.S. Constitution, work.

 

  

 

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Westward Expansion

 

The learner will be able to recognize the pattern of settlement of the U.S. and how it was affected by geography.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand that pioneer explorers blazed trails for new settlers going west.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the explorers that made going westward possible for Americans.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the origins of Washington D.C. as the nation's capital.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the significance of the Louisiana Purchase.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to outline the reasons that America went to war with Britain in 1812.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the people involved in the War of 1812.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the Indian Removal Act.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize new methods of transportation used to facilitate westward expansion.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand that inventions in the 1800s led to the growth of industry.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the events that led Texas into becoming a part of the U.S.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the meaning of "Oregon Fever" and its effect in the west.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize the quest for gold and the need for religious freedom as major forces in going west.

 

  

 

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Wagon Train

 

The learner will be able to familiarize themselves with the hardships on the Oregon Trail.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to develop critical thinking skills, leadership skills, cooperation, and social skills in a simulation.

 

  

 

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Illinois

 

The learner will be able to familiarize themselves with state faces (bird, motto, tree, flower, etc.).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain and become familiar with the history of Illinois.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the geographical features of Illinois.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to learn the Illinois government (past and present).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to learn the important people of Illinois (past and present).

 

  

 

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Holocaust

 

The learner will be able to describe what the Holocaust was.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know when the Holocaust happened.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain who was affected by the Holocaust.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain who was responsible for the Holocaust.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe where the Holocaust took place.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand why the Holocaust happened.

 

  

 

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