Elementary Academic Words

Words for students from kindergarten to grade 8, each grade has 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. They are essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes.

Grade 5: Word List - Social

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Articles of the Confederation  Read Word
an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution
Bill of Rights  Read Word
a statement of the rights of a class of people
Canada  Read Word
a nation in northern North America, has the longest unguarded border with the United States
Central America  Read Word
the isthmus joining North America and South America; extends from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia
civil war  Read Word
a war between factions in the same country
civilization  Read Word
the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; a particular society at a particular time and place
command  Read Word
exercise authoritative control or power over; a position of highest authority; an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
conflict  Read Word
fight; struggle; incompatibility of dates or events
Constitution  Read Word
law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
consumption  Read Word
eating or drinking of something
developed region  Read Word
region that has a highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure
developing region  Read Word
less industrialized region, relatively low-income parts of the world
discovery  Read Word
a productive insight; compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case
federal  Read Word
of or relating to central government; national
historian  Read Word
one who is an authority on history
innovation  Read Word
introduction of something new
invention  Read Word
the creation of something in the mind; a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
judicial system  Read Word
the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
market  Read Word
place where groceries are sold; the customers for a particular product or service
Mexico  Read Word
a republic in southern North America, became independent from Spain in 1810
movement  Read Word
act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another
North America  Read Word
a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
patriotism  Read Word
love of country; devotion to welfare of one's country; virtues and actions of patriot
population  Read Word
the people who inhabit a territory or state; the number of inhabitants in a given place
production  Read Word
the act or process of producing something; the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services; the act of exhibiting in a court of law
public education  Read Word
public schools generally refer to primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation
resolution  Read Word
determination; resolving to do something; formal statement of a decision
revolution  Read Word
act of revolving; motion of body round a fixed point or line; rotation; total or radical change; fundamental change in political organization
socialization  Read Word
the act of meeting for social purposes; the action of establishing on a socialist basisn. the adoption of the behavior
stock market  Read Word
an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
surplus  Read Word
remainder; more than is needed; quantity much larger than is needed; remaining
system  Read Word
organized structure for arranging or classifying
terrorism  Read Word
the calculated use of violence against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
traditional  Read Word
pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines; consisting of or derived from tradition