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American History 

Fifth Grade Social Studies

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Social Studies

Fifth Grade Social Studies curriculum is focused on United States history from the early exploration of the Americas to the Civil War. The course will also examine the relationships among geography, government, economic, and cultural concepts as they related to United States history.

Websites used in this classroom:

Google Classroom

Social Studies Website

CK12 Online Textbook

Edulastic: Social Studies

Engage New York: Social Studies

Native Americans

Colonial Life

African American Research


  Native American Multimedia Project.

Students will research the Native American groups who  inhabited the land in North America.  They will choose a tribe and focus on their history, crops raised, territory inhabited, their culture, rituals, and famous tribe members, etc.

With a partner, students are to choose three forms of media to create.  Students will share their presentations in class on Wednesday.  You may choose three from the list below:

 1.  Create a powerpoint

 3.  Share a small video clip under 3 minutes.

 4.  Make a poster.

 5.  Write a poem.

 6.  Create a collage.

 7.  Write and sing a rap.

 8.  Make a 2 minute speech.

 9.  Write a 2 page essay.

10.  Construct a diorama.

 Unit 1 content with Kahoot and Khan Academy. 

 Explorer Quiz.

  Explorer Baseball Card Project.

  Chapter test today.

  Postcard Project.

  Colonization of the Americas test.

Thirteen Colonies:  Project later this week where students will develop a travel brochure in an attempt to entice people to come to their colony to live:  1) New England Colony, 2)  Middle Colony, and 3)  Southern Colony.  Students have an assessment rubric.

Thirteen Colonies test.

  French and Indian War.

  French and Indian War Test.

  Events Leading up to the Revolutionary War.


 Political Cartoon Project.

  Revolutionary War

Articles of Confederation:  Strengths and Weaknesses, Land Ordinances, and Shays Rebellion.





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