This test is the third 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 Reconstruction Era in America following the Civil War. 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 includes the 5th grade social studies standards below:
SS5H1e Describe the effects of the war on the North and South
SS5H2 The student will analyze the effects of the Reconstruction on American life
a. Describe the purpose of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.
b. Explain the work of the Freedman’s Bureau.
c. Explain how slavery was replaced by sharecropping and how African-Americans were prevented from exercising their newly won rights; include a discussion of Jim Crow Laws and customs.
SS5CG2 The student will explain the process by which amendments to the U.S. Constitution are made.
a. Explain the amendment process outlined in the Constitution.
b. Describe the purpose for the amendment process.
SS5CG3b Explain how voting rights were protected by the 15th amendment.
SS5G2a Identify and explain the factors influencing industrial location in the United States after the Civil War.
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