I Can Objectives 5th Grade Social Studies Standards
I can explain how early Indian civilizations existed in the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans.
I can describe their unique governments, social structures, religions, technologies, and agricultural practices and products.
I can describe relationships among events and places using multiple-tier timelines.
I can describe the lasting effects of European exploration and colonization to understand the Western Hemisphere today.
I can explain how variations among physical environments within the Western Hemisphere influence human activities.
I can explain how human activities also alter the physical environment.
I can describe how American Indians developed unique cultures with many different ways of life.
I can describe how American Indian tribes and nations can be classified into cultural groups based on their geographic and cultural similarities.
I can use globes and other geographic tools to gather, process and report information about people, places, and environments.
I can explain how cartographers decide which information to include in maps.
I can use latitude and longitude to make observations about location and generalizations about climate.
I can determine regions using various criteria.
I can describe how political, environmental, social and economic factors cause people, products and ideas to move from place to place in the Western Hemisphere today.
I can explain how the Western Hemisphere is culturally diverse due to American Indian, European, Asian and African influences and interactions, as evidenced by artistic expression, language, religion and food.
I can explain how individuals can better understand public issues by gathering and interpreting information from multiple sources.
I can show how data can be displayed graphically to effectively and efficiently communicate information.
I can identify democracies, dictatorships and monarchies as categories for understanding the relationship between those in power or authority and citizens.
I can explain information displayed in circle graphs and describe relative proportions of segments of data to an entire body of data.
I can explain how the choices people may have both present and future consequences.
I can explain how the availability of productive resources promotes specialization that leads to trade.
I can explain how the availability of productive resources and the division of labor impact productive capacity.
I can explain how regions and countries become interdependent when they specialize in what they produce best and then trade with other regions to increase the amount and variety of goods and services available.
I can explain why workers can improve their ability to earn income by gaining new knowledge, skills and experiences.