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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   5  
  EALR:   4. HISTORY The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.  
  Component:   4.2 Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   4.2.2 Analyzes how people from various cultural groups have shaped the history of the United States.  
 
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Examples
-Examines how African slaves and free people of color contributed to the establishment and growth of agriculture in the thirteen colonies.
-Examines how Germans and Swiss contributed to the development of Pennsylvania.
-Examines how native peoples helped the colonists establish survival skills in their new environment.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S—Encounter, Colonization, and Devastation