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Course: BPSS (SST) Social Studies Standards (S-SST)
Glossary: 5th Grade Social Studies (Archived)

SST-05.4

BPSS-SST logoStandard 4:

Government and Citizenship

Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political institutions and the role of the citizen in government and society.

 Narrative for the Government and Citizenship

Students in Grade 5 study the United States, focusing on the influence of physical and cultural characteristics on national origins, growth, and development up to 1800 through a formal exploration of United States history, geography, economics, government, current events, and cultural heritage. 

Students identify main components and characteristics of the United States government. They identify and explain key ideas in government from the colonial and founding periods that continue to shape civic and political life.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.

SST-05.4.01

5th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-05.4.01 Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of U.S. citizens in a democratic society(e.g. the responsibility to pay taxes, the responsibility to sit on a jury).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • can name five responsibilities of a US citizen.
  • I can understand my rights guaranteed to me by the US Constitution.
  • I can identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of U.S. citizens in a democratic society.  

Reasoning Targets

  • can use the Constitution to analyze the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizens in our country. 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • can model different ways to be a responsible citizen. 

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to a 3.0, the student identifies an extensive variety of roles, rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens in a democratic society. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 The student identifies the roles, rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens in a democratic society (e.g. the responsibility to pay taxes, the responsibility to sit on a jury).  No major errors or omissions.   -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student identifies a limited variety of roles, rights, and responsibilities of U.S. citizens in a democratic society.  However, the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.   -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 The student identifies an insufficient variety or no roles, rights, and responsibilities of U.S. citizens in a democratic society.   -
  0.5 The student is unable to demonstrate any understanding of roles, rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens in a democratic society.  

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies 

Parents Helping Students 

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

5th Grade Social Studies

 

Vocabulary

  • role
  • responsibility
  • citizen
  • democratic society

 

 

SST-05.4.02

5th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-05.4.02 Identify the duties of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the Federal government (e.g., checks and balances).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • can list the different branches of the US government.
  • I can define democracy.

Reasoning Targets

  • can compare and contrast the different branches of US government.
  • I can give an example of who makes up each branch.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • can demonstrate how the system of checks and balances works in the federal government. 

Product Targets

  • can create a project which shows the three branches of government and how they interact with each other (e.g. graphic organizer, flow chart, power point).

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student is able to show understanding of the concept of checks and balances through various media (models, charts, graphs) comparing and contrasting the role that the three branches of government play in the system of checks and balances. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student explains the three branches of government and gives an example of who makes up each branch of government. -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 The student is able to list the three branches of the US government. -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies 

Parents Helping Students 

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

5th Grade Social Studies

 

Vocabulary

  • branches of government
  • executive branch
  • judicial branch
  • legislative branch
  • checks and balances

SST-05.4.03

5th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-05.4.03 Identify the purpose and importance behind documents leading up to the writing of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights (e.g., Magna Carta, English common law, English Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary

SST-05.4.04

5th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-05.4.04 Explain why the United States government is necessary (e.g., government helps secure people’s lives, liberty, and property through law and military protection; groups can accomplish things collectively that individuals cannot).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary