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||Grades 4 and 5||
Analyze the relationship between the availability of natural, capital, and human resources, and the production of goods and services now and in the past.
Analyze effects of supply and demand on the production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services.
Evaluate ways and reasons
why humans modify their natural environment to meet their wants and the
consequences of the modifications.
Summarize the impact of the American Revolution
on politics, the economy, and society.
Analyze the purposes and debates of the
Constitutional Convention, and the ratification of the United States
Analyze the United States' relations with
Native Americans, including treaty relations, land acquisition, and the
policy of Indian removal.
Analyze changes of land and water
transportation, including a network of roads, canals and railroads, and
their impact on the economy and settlement patterns.
Describe pro-slavery and anti-slavery positions and explain how debates over slavery influenced politics and sectionalism.
Explain how events between 1850 and 1861
escalated the tensions between the North and South, and led to secession
of several states and finally to war.
Analyze key events and turning points of the
Civil War and compare and contrast the goals, resources, and strategies
of the North and South, including the geographical advantages and
obstacles, and military leadership.
Analyze competing goals of Reconstruction and
the effects on the political, economic, and social structure of
Explain why towns and cities emerged from human settlement.
Analyze the cultural development of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus River Valley, Northern China and Nubia/Kush.
Evaluate achievements and limitations of political and social institutions that developed in Athens and Sparta.
Explain causes and consequences of the
unification of the Mediterranean basin under Roman rule.
Analyze how China became unified under the early imperial dynasties and the significance of the trans-Eurasian "silk road."
Analyze the development of feudalism as a social, economic, and political system.
Summarize the importance of the political, economic, and social life of Mali and other African empires.
Compare the development of complex civilizations in the Americas, including the Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs.
Analyze how the United States developed into a pluralistic society consisting of diverse cultures, customs, and traditions.
Analyze how the environment and cultural diffusion influence the development of the United States and other cultures.
Describe how equality of opportunity enables individuals and groups to contribute to culture.