Examine the significance of the Constitution including its key political concepts, origins of those concepts, and their role in American democracy.


 Examples may include, but are not limited to, liberty, representative government, limited government, individual rights, "bundle of compromises."
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))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.5.A.5.In.j: Recognize that the Constitution outlines the principles of the American government.
SS.5.A.5.Su.j: Recognize that the Constitution is the set of laws Americans follow.
SS.5.A.5.Pa.j: Recognize that the government makes laws for its people.

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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

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