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Social Studies Syllabus

5th Grade Ohio' s New Learning Standards

GEOGRAPHY
* using latitude and longitude to make observations about location and generalizations about climate.
* using regions to determine various criteria (landforms, climate, population, culture and economy.)
* using globes and other geographic tools to gather, process and report information about people, places and environments.
* variations among physical environments within the Western Hemisphere and how they influence human activities.
* classifications of cultural groups of American Indian tribes based on geographic and cultural similarities.
* cultural diversity of the Western Hemisphere due to American Indian, European, Asian and African influences and interactions, as evidenced by artistic expression, language, religion, and food.
* political, environmental, social and economic factors that cause people, products and ideas to move from place to place in the Western Hemisphere.


HISTORY
* Maya, Aztec, Inca and Mississippian developments in the Western Hemisphere (governments, social structures, religions, technologies and agricultural practices and products).
* the lasting effects of European exploration and colonization seen today in the Western Hemisphere.
* multi-tier timelines to show relationships
* the unique cultures developed by American Indians.

GOVERNMENT
* democracies, dictatorships and monarchies: understanding the relationship between those in authority or power and citizens.
* understanding public issues by gathering and interpreting information from multiple sources.

ECONOMIC
* using circle graphs to show relative proportions of segments of data to an entire body of data.
* choices people make that have present and future consequences.
* availability of productive resources and the division of labor impact productive capacity.
* availability of productive resources (human resources, capital goods and natural resources) to promote specialization that leads to trade.
* interdependence of regions and countries when they specialize in what they produce best. The trading that takes place to increase the amount and variety of goods and services.
* workers improving their ability to earn income by gaining new knowledge, skills and experiences.