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USA Studies Weekly - Ancient America to Westward Expansion

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USA Studies Weekly - Ancient America to Westward Expansion

Florida Fifth Grade Social Studies Standards Coverage


AUGUST-SEPTEMBER

Week 1: World and U.S. Geography

Students will use a map to identify physical features of the United States. They will discuss cartography and learn about geographer Alexander von Humboldt. SS.5.A.3.1, SS.5.G.1.1, SS.5.G.1.3, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 2: Florida's History and Regions

Students will discuss the push-pull factors related to Florida's boundary changes (counties). They will review some Florida history, including Governor William Moseley, statehood and Osceola. SS.5.A.3.1, SS.5.G.1.1, SS.5.G.1.2, SS.5.G.1.4, SS.5.G.2.1, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.G.4.2, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 3: Natural Disasters and Resources

Students will describe natural events that affect human and physical environments. They will use geography skills to interpret maps. SS.5.G.1.2, SS.5.G.1.4, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.G.4.2, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 4: U.S. States and Regions

Students will recognize and produce names of states, capitals and territories using a map. They will identify push-pull factors that shaped U.S. boundaries and explore the concept of manifest destiny SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.G.1.6, SS.5.G.2.1, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.1.2, SS.5.C.2.5, SS.5.C.3.3

Week 5: American Indians

Students will discuss ancient civilizations and tribes. They will compare cultural aspects as they differed by region. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.2.1, SS.5.A.2.2, SS.5.A.2.3, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 6: Early Portuguese and Spanish European Explorers

Students will discover the process of exploration by focusing on dates, motives, nationality and accomplishments. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.3.1, SS.5.A.3.2, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 7: Early French and English Explorers

Students will discover the process of exploration by focusing on dates, motives, nationality and accomplishments. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.3.1, SS.5.A.3.2, SS.5.A.3.3, SS.5.A.4.1, SS.5.G.1.6, SS.5.G.2.1, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.E.2.1, SS.5.C.2.5

OCTOBER-DECEMBER

Week 8: The Old World Meets the New World

Students will know the benefits of trade and interaction among American Indians, explorers and colonists. They will discuss the reason for colonization. SS.5.A.2.1, SS.5.A.2.2, SS.5.A.2.3, SS.5.A.3.1, SS.5.A.3.3, SS.5.A.4.1, SS.5.A.4.6, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.E.2.1, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 9: Early English Colonies

Students will discuss the improvement of technology as it relates to business in the early U.S. They will understand the positive and negative effects of trade. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.3.1, SS.5.A.3.2, SS.5.A.3.3, SS.5.A.4.1, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.E.2.1, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 10: New England Colonies

Students will be able to point out and name the 13 colonies on a map. Students will discuss what it means to be a good citizen. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.2.2, SS.5.A.3.1, SS.5.A.3.2, SS.5.A.3.3, SS.5.A.4.1, SS.5.A.4.2, SS.5.A.4.3, SS.5.A.4.4, SS.5.A.4.6, SS.5.G.1.5, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.1, SS.5.E.1.2, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.E.2.1, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 11: Middle Colonies

Students will understand the aspects of colonial life on a personal, professional and national level. Students will describe a market economy and its value in colonies. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.2.2, SS.5.A.3.1, SS.5.A.3.3, SS.5.A.4.1, SS.5.A.4.2, SS.5.A.4.3, SS.5.A.4.4, SS.5.A.4.6, SS.5.A.5.6, SS.5.G.1.5, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.1, SS.5.E.1.2, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.E.2.1, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 12: Southern Colonies

Students will observe differences between regions of colonies and identify persons who contributed in the success of those regions. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.3.3, SS.5.A.4.1, SS.5.A.4.2, SS.5.A.4.3, SS.5.A.4.4, SS.5.G.1.5, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.1, SS.5.E.1.2, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.E.2.1, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 13: Slavery in the Colonies

Students will understand Triangular Trade and its result of slavery on the colonies. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.2.2, SS.5.A.3.3, SS.5.A.4.1, SS.5.A.4.2, SS.5.A.4.3, SS.5.A.4.4, SS.5.A.4.5, SS.5.A.4.6, SS.5.G.1.5, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.1, SS.5.E.1.2, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.2.5, SS.5.C.3.6

Week 14: Mounting Tensions in the Colonies

Students will use timelines and study the pre-war, war and post-war events of the American Revolution. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.1.2, SS.5.A.3.3, SS.5.A.4.1, SS.5.A.4.2, SS.5.A.4.3, SS.5.A.4.4, SS.5.A.5.1, SS.5.A.5.2, SS.5.A.5.6, SS.5.G.1.5, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.2, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.2.1, SS.5.C.2.2, SS.5.C.2.5

JANUARY-FEBRUARY

Week 15: Declaring Independence

Students will compare political ideas of the American Revolution. Students will observe the changing role of women and note individuals and groups who played a role in the Revolution. Students will explain the importance of historical documents. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.1.2, SS.5.A.3.3, SS.5.A.4.1, SS.5.A.4.2, SS.5.A.4.3, SS.5.A.4.4, SS.5.A.5.1, SS.5.A.5.2, SS.5.A.5.3, SS.5.A.5.5, SS.5.G.1.5, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.2, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.1.4, SS.5.C.2.1, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 16: The Revolutionary War

Students will explain details of the American Revolution including major battles, contributions of foreign alliances and factors that led to the end of the war. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.3.3, SS.5.A.5.2, SS.5.A.5.4, SS.5.A.5.5, SS.5.A.5.6, SS.5.A.5.7, SS.5.A.5.8, SS.5.G.1.5, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 17: Growing Pains for the New Nation

Students will examine the difficulties caused by the American Revolution. Students will discuss land policies developed under the Confederation Congress. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.1.2, SS.5.A.5.3, SS.5.A.5.6, SS.5.A.5.7, SS.5.A.5.8, SS.5.A.5.9, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.1.4, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 18: Colonial Government

Students will examine colonial government from the individual colonies through the Articles of Confederation to the growing need for a stronger central government, which led to the writing of the U.S. Constitution. SS.5.C.1.2, SS.5.C.2.5, SS.5.C.3.3

Week 19: The Constitution

Students will define a constitution and know its parts. They will understand the rights and responsibilities of a citizen and explain the checks and balances system of the U.S. government. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.1.2, SS.5.C.1.5, SS.5.C.2.3, SS.5.C.2.5, SS.5.C.3.2, SS.5.C.3.4, SS.5.C.3.5

Week 20: Plans for the New Government

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and will compare Federalist and Anti- Federalist views of government. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.5.10, SS.5.A.5.3, SS.5.G.3.1, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.2, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.1.1, SS.5.C.1.2, SS.5.C.1.4, SS.5.C.1.5, SS.5.C.1.6, SS.5.C.2.5, SS.5.C.3.2, SS.5.C.3.6

Week 21: U.S. Government

Students will explain the structure and importance of government. They will examine the development of technology as it relates to the development of the U.S. SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.1.1, SS.5.C.1.3, SS.5.C.2.4, SS.5.C.2.5, SS.5.C.3.1, SS.5.C.3.3

MARCH-MAY

Week 22: Louisiana Purchase

Students will study and describe the events leading up to, during and resulting from the Louisiana Purchase. SS.5.A.6.1, SS.5.A.6.2, SS.5.A.6.4, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 23: Early Westward Expansion and Explorers

Students will recognize influential people of westward expansion and be able to describe what contributions they made. SS.5.A.6.2, SS.5.A.6.4, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 24: Affects of Advancements in Communication and Transportation

Students will study the transportation and communication of the 19th century and their effects on people and the environment. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.6.3, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 25: Western Explorations, the War of 1812 and Affects of Expansion on Native Americans

Students will explain the causes and effects of the War of 1812 and westward expansion. They will state reasons why the exploration of the Mississippi River was important. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.6.4, SS.5.A.6.5, SS.5.A.6.6, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.2.5, SS.5.C.3.6

Week 26: Manifest Destiny and The Missouri Compromise

Students will understand Manifest Destiny. They will explain the causes and outcomes of the Missouri Compromise. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.6.7, SS.5.A.6.8, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.G.4.2, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 27: Settling the West

Students will relate to and explain the difficulties of settlers' travels west. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.A.6.3, SS.5.A.6.9, SS.5.G.3.1, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.2.5

Week 28: United States Destinations

Students will investigate aspects of the U.S. including geography and natural resources as well as historical locations, artifacts and monuments. SS.5.A.1.1, SS.5.G.1.1, SS.5.G.1.3, SS.5.G.4.1, SS.5.E.1.3, SS.5.C.2.5

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