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5th Grade Social Studies

5th Grade Social Studies

5th Grade

Social Studies

Course Description:

Students in grade five study the development of the nation up to 1850, with an emphasis on the people who were already here, when and from where others arrived, and why they came. Students learn about the colonial government founded on Judeo Christian principles, the ideals of the Enlightenment, and the English traditions of self government. They recognize that ours is a nation that has a constitution that derives its power from the people, that has gone through a revolution, that once sanctioned slavery, that experienced conflict over land with the original inhabitants, and that experienced a westward movement that took its people across the continent. Studying the cause, course, and consequences of the early explorations through the War for Independence and western expansion is central to students’ fundamental understanding of how the principles of the American republic form the basis of a pluralistic society in which individual rights are secured.

Semester 1

G5 | Into Social Studies: The United States—Reconstruction to the Present
Module 1: Regions of North America
Module 2: Eastern Woodland Indians
Module 3: Plains Indians
Module 4: Southwest Peoples
Module 5: Northwest Coast Peoples
Module 6: America 1492
Module 7: Exploring the Americas
Module 8: Early Settlements
Module 9: 13 Colonies
Module 10: Declaration of Independence
Module 11: American Revolution
Module 12: Revolutionary Women

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Module 13: Washington
Module 14: Jefferson
Module 15: Ben Franklin
Module 16: The Constitution
Module 17: American Government
Module 18: The New Nation
Module 19: Lewis and Clark
Module 20: Westward Expansion
Module 21: Pioneers
Module 22: Industrial Revolution in America
Module 23: Immigration
Module 24: Civil War
Module 25: Underground Railroad

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