SST-05.1.01

5th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-05.1.01 Interpret and compare maps of the United States (i.e., political, physical, thematic,U.S. Regions, States, and Capitals).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can match the states and capitals.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can distinguish similarities and differences between maps.
  • I can classify the states into regions.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can collect information from the different types of maps.
  • I can use map skills (i.e. compass rose, legend, latitude, longitude).

Product Targets

  • I can create  a map that shows the route an explorer (student's choice) used in his/her journey.  
  • I can create a map made of various items that represent one type of map (political, thematic, physical) and the features it includes.  I can prove my knowledge of map skills by discussing the features about my map to others.  
  • I can create a thematic map by showing where historical figures are from or where the historical people made an important historical discovery or event.  

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates accurate information pertaining to each map that is not already shown on the maps presented on the assessment.   -
  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 interprets and compares maps of United States (i.e. political, physical, thematic, U.S. Regions, States, and Capitals.  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 is able to interpret and compare maps of the United States with partial success.  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 is able to interpret and compare maps of the United States with minimal success.   -
  0.5 The student is unable to demonstrate understanding of map skills. 

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies 

Parents Helping Students 

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

5th Grade Social Studies

 

Vocabulary

  • political map
  • physical map
  • thematic map
  • U.S. Regions, States, Capitals

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