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Social Studies

 

5th Grade S.S.
LEARNING TARGETS 

Explain how people interact with their environment to meet their needs

 

Use geographic tools to locate places and describe their characteristics 

 

Describe how incentives and opportunity costs impacted history

 

Explain how culture, economics, and the physical environment had an impact on the movement of people, ideas and goods 

 

Describe the various traditions of diverse groups

 

Describe how and why cultures diffuse and blend

 

Compare Kentucky settlers to settlers from other areas in the early years of the United States 

 

Identify the importance of religion in early colonial society

 

Explain the social and economic impact of the slave trade

 

Explain various causes of the American Revolution and the involvement of individuals/groups

 

Describe the involvement of Kentucky settlers in the American Revolution

 

Explain how the U.S. government was formed

 

Explain the three branches of government Describe how the U.S. Constitution gives power to the people

 

Show roles and responsibilities of a good citizen as well as the rights of citizens

 

Describe the rights of a citizen in a democratic government 

 

Analyze how the government helps citizens today and in the past 

 

Describe why taxes are collected and what they are used for 

 

Understand important historical documents 

 

Understand supply and demand

 

Explain what a market economy is 

 

Explain how unique economics exchange goods and services help each other

 

Explain the importance of early inventions in the United States