This test is the sixth in a series of ten tests that cover all of Georgia's 5th Grade Social Studies standards. The test includes a variety of question types about the Great Depression in America in the 1930's. I have used this test along with other tests in this series very successfully. I currently teach at a Title I school and still had nearly 70% of my students exceed state standards in 2014. Obviously there is far more to my students' success than just a test, but I know that if students can show mastery of the material on these tests, they have a firm understanding of Georgia's 5th grade social studies standards. This test can be used by teachers in other states, but it is designed specifically to measure mastery of Georgia's social studies standards.
This test is based on these 5th Grade Georgia Standards:
SS5H5 The student will explain how the Great Depression and New Deal affected the lives of millions of Americans.
a. Discuss the Stock Market Crash of 1929, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, the Dust Bowl, and soup kitchens.
b. Analyze the main features of the New Deal; include the significance of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Works Progress Administration, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
c. Discuss important cultural elements of the 1930s; include Duke Ellington, Margaret Mitchell, and Jesse Owens.
SS5E2 The student will describe the functions of four major sectors in the U. S. economy.
a. Describe the household function in providing resources and consuming goods and services.
b. Describe the private business function in producing goods and services.
c. Describe the bank function in providing checking accounts, savings accounts, and loans.
d. Describe the government function in taxation and providing certain goods and services.
SS5E4 The student will identify the elements of a personal budget and explain why personal spending and saving decisions are important.
SS5E1f Give examples of technological advancements and their impact on business productivity during the development of the United States.
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