Social Studies Topics!
5th Grade Ohio's New Learning Standards
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.