SS.5.A.1.1

Use primary and secondary sources to understand history.

Clarifications

Examples may include, but are not limited to, diaries, letters, newspapers, audio/video recordings, pictures, photographs, maps, graphs. Examples of all of these forms of primary sources may be found on various websites such as the site for The Kinsey Collection.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 5
Strand: American History
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021070: Social Studies - Grade Five (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
7721016: Access Social Studies - Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5011050: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2016 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.5.A.1.In.a: Use primary and secondary resources to understand history, such as letters, newspapers, audio or video recordings, pictures, photographs, and maps.
SS.5.A.1.Su.a: Use primary and secondary resources related to history, such as letters, video recordings, photographs, pictures, and maps.
SS.5.A.1.Pa.a: Recognize artifacts, photographs, or video recordings related to people or events from the past.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Data Set

Measuring Loyalism in America c. 1775-1785:

This infographic shows both the level of Loyalism in America during the American Revolution and the extent of postwar Loyalist migration.

Type: Data Set

Lesson Plan

Bill of Rights, Freedom of Speech and Two Regimes: Witness to War:

In this lesson, students describe how concerns about individual rights led to the inclusion of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution, especially the First Amendment. Through primary and secondary sources students examine violations of individual rights in other countries. This resource helps support Florida’s State K-12 Holocaust Education Mandate.

 

Type: Lesson Plan

Teaching Idea

Importance of Rules and the Bill of Rights:

This web resource provides students with support in understanding the importance of having rules (laws) in society, learning how they are addressed in the U.S Constitution, and gaining an understanding of the Bill of Rights.

Type: Teaching Idea

Video/Audio/Animation

Yorktown: Now or Never:

View a 10-part video on the Battle of Yorktown, the culminating battle of the Revolutionary War. With French aid, George Washington led American troops to a victory that ensured American independence.

In addition to the video, you will find primary source documents and a graphic organizer to help you analyze the Battle of Yorktown in greater detail.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Video/Audio/Animation

Yorktown: Now or Never:

View a 10-part video on the Battle of Yorktown, the culminating battle of the Revolutionary War. With French aid, George Washington led American troops to a victory that ensured American independence.

In addition to the video, you will find primary source documents and a graphic organizer to help you analyze the Battle of Yorktown in greater detail.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.