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Delaware: 5th-Grade Standards

  • DE.5.C1. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will examine the structure and purposes of governments with specific emphasis on constitutional democracy.

    • 5.C1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why people have created governments to rule societies.

    • 5.C1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why the U.S. Constitution separates powers between the federal and state governments.

    • 5.C1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that governments have a variety of structures and exist for many purposes and that in America these are explained in the United States and State constitutions.

    • 5.C1.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why the U.S. Constitution separates powers in the federal government.

    • 5.C1.5. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how each branch of the U.S. government serves as a check on the other branches.

    • 5.C1.6. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that the United States government is divided into executive, legislative, and judicial branches, each with specific responsibilities and powers.

  • DE.5.C2. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will understand the principles and ideals underlying the American political system.

    • 5.C2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain the principle of 'due process.'

    • 5.C2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why the 'rule of law' is important to citizens.

    • 5.C2.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that the principle of 'due process' means that the government must follow its own rules when taking actions against a citizen.

    • 5.C2.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why citizens have responsibilities.

    • 5.C2.5. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why personal civility is important to a society.

    • 5.C2.6. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that a society based on the ideal of individual liberty requires a commitment on the part of its citizens to the principles of civic responsibility and personal civility.

  • DE.5.C3. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will understand the responsibilities, rights, and privileges of United States citizens.

    • 5.C3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why the Bill of Rights is important to American citizens.

    • 5.C3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify the fundamental rights of all American citizens as enumerated in the Bill of Rights.

    • 5.C3.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify controversial applications of the Bill of Rights in contemporary issues.

    • 5.C3.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students apply the protections guaranteed in the Bill of Rights to an analysis of everyday situations.

  • DE.5.C4. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will develop and employ the civic skills necessary for effective, participatory citizenship.

    • 5.C4.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why it is important to become informed about candidates for public office and contemporary issues.

    • 5.C4.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how a citizen can become informed about candidates for public office and contemporary issues.

    • 5.C4.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that in order to select effective leaders, citizens have to become informed about candidates' qualifications and the issues of the day.

    • 5.C4.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why different groups would choose to make decisions democratically.

    • 5.C4.5. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how different democratic groups make decisions.

    • 5.C4.6. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify and employ the formal and informal methods by which democratic groups function.

  • DE.5.E1. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will analyze the potential costs and benefits of personal economic choices in a market economy.

    • 5.E1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students predict how choices by consumers and producers in a market economy will determine price of goods and services.

    • 5.E1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why price acts as an incentive for both consumers and producers in a market economy.

    • 5.E1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify how shifts in supply or demand can change the price of goods and services.

    • 5.E1.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how a government will use economic incentives to promote market efficiency and correct market failures.

    • 5.E1.5. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that prices in a market economy are determined by the interaction of supply and demand, with governments intervening to deal with market failures.

    • 5.E1.6. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that consumers and producers make economic choices based on supply, demand, access to markets, and the actions of government.

  • DE.5.E2. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will examine the interaction of individuals, families, communities, businesses, and governments in a market economy.

    • 5.E2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why individuals might save, invest, or borrow money.

    • 5.E2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how saving or borrowing money benefits the economy.

    • 5.E2.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand the role of banks and other financial institutions in the economy.

  • DE.5.E3. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will understand different types of economic systems and how they change.

    • 5.E3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain the differences between types of economic systems.

    • 5.E3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify different ways goods and services have been exchanged, characteristics of money, and functions of money.

    • 5.E3.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify different means of production, distribution, and exchange used within economic systems in different times and places.

  • DE.5.E4. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will examine the patterns and results of international trade.

    • 5.E4.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why people specialize and trade.

    • 5.E4.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how trade creates interdependence.

    • 5.E4.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students demonstrate how international trade links countries around the world and can improve the economic welfare of nations.

  • DE.5.G1. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop a personal geographic framework, or 'mental map', and understand the uses of maps and other geographics.

    • 5.G1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students apply mental maps to ask and answer questions that require awareness of the relative location of places.

    • 5.G1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students demonstrate the ability to locate places on maps and globes using a grid system such as latitude and longitude.

    • 5.G1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify the contrasts between maps of different scales and projections.

    • 5.G1.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students demonstrate development of mental maps of Delaware and of the United States which include the relative location and characteristics of major physical features, political divisions, and human settlements.

  • DE.5.G2. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop a knowledge of the ways humans modify and respond to the natural environment.

    • 5.G2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify ways in which physical features can be altered by human activity.

    • 5.G2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how humans have adapted to different environments.

    • 5.G2.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students predict how an environmental change will affect humans and how human activity can cause environmental change.

    • 5.G2.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students apply a knowledge of topography, climate, soils and vegetation of Delaware and the United States to understand how human society alters, and is affected by, the physical environment.

  • DE.5.G3. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop an understanding of the diversity of human culture and the unique nature of places.

    • 5.G3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain the concepts of site and situation.

    • 5.G3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students apply site and situation to explain why places are of different size and different levels of economic activity.

    • 5.G3.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand the reasons for the locations of human activities and settlements and the routes connecting them in Delaware and the United States.

  • DE.5.G4. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop an understanding of the character and use of regions and the connections between and among them.

    • 5.G4.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why a place is unique.

    • 5.G4.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how a place changes over time.

    • 5.G4.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how a place's distinctiveness is affected by its location relative to larger physical, cultural, political, and economic regions.

    • 5.G4.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students apply geographic skills to develop a profile of the local community by placing it in the context of physical, cultural and other types of regions.

  • DE.5.H1. Content Standard: History

    Students will employ chronological concepts in analyzing historical phenomena.

    • 5.H1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students create a chronology from selected historical materials.

    • 5.H1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students predict cause or effect from a chronology and selected historical materials.

    • 5.H1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students study historical events and persons within a given time-frame in order to create a chronology and identify related cause-and-effect factors.

  • DE.5.H2. Content Standard: History

    Students will gather, examine, and analyze historical data.

    • 5.H2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why a historical source would be considered either a primary or secondary historical source.

    • 5.H2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how a specific historical source would be used to draw a historical conclusion.

    • 5.H2.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify artifacts and documents as either primary or secondary sources of historical data from which historical accounts are constructed.

    • 5.H2.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students arrange selected historical sources chronologically.

    • 5.H2.5. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify cause and effect from chronologically arranged historical sources.

    • 5.H2.6. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students examine historical materials relating to a particular region, society, or theme; chronologically arrange them, and analyze change over time.

  • DE.5.H3. Content Standard: History

    Students will interpret historical data.

    • 5.H3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why point of view can alter historical accounts.

    • 5.H3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why using different historical evidence can alter historical accounts.

    • 5.H3.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why historical accounts of the same event sometimes differ and will relate this explanation to the evidence presented or the point-of-view of the author.

 
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