Grade 5 Unit 4 Colonial Life
History Social Science Content Standards:
5.3 Students describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the Indians and between the Indian nations and the new settlers in terms of the cooperation that existed between the colonists and Indians during the 1600s and 1700s (e.g., agriculture, the fur trade, military alliances, treaties, and cultural interchanges).
5.4 Students understand the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era, in terms of how the British colonial period created the basis for development of political self-government and a free market economic system, unlike Spanish and French colonial rule.
5.5 Students explain the causes of the American Revolution, in terms of how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution (e.g., resistance to imperial policy, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, tax on tea, and the Coercive Acts).
5. Informed and voluntary exchange is a win/win situation for the traders.
Domestic and international trade, money, foreign exchange
6. Markets work when competition, incentives, information, and property rights exist.
Supply, demand, relative scarcity, relative prices, entrepreneurs, profit competition, and market failures
History Social Science Analysis Skills
Chronological and Spatial Thinking 1.Students place key events and people of the historical era they are studying in a chronological sequence and within a spatial context; they interpret time lines.
3.Students explain how the present is connected to the past, identifying both similarities and differences between the two, and how some things change over time and some things stay the same.
5.Students judge the significance of the relative location of a place (e.g., proximity to a harbor, on trade routes) and analyze how relative advantages or disadvantages can change over time.
Research, Evidence, and Point of View
2.Students pose relevant questions about events they encounter in historical documents, eyewitness accounts, oral histories, letters, diaries, artifacts, photographs, maps, artworks, and architecture.
3.Students identify and interpret the multiple causes and effects of historical events.
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