The overall emphasis in 5th grade Social Studies is on the early history of our land/country, with extensive focus on the Native Americans of North America, Exploration of North America, American Colonies, American Revolution, and the Constitution. The text book is enriched by inquisitive classroom discussions and evaluations of various sources to research and create interactive notebooks. Students are encouraged to investigate the reasons behind historical movements and events. Along with the history of the United States, geography skills are worked on throughout the year.
A Note About Interactive Notebooks:
We will be creating Interactive Notebooks all year. I introduced the Notebooks to the students within the first days of school. This notebook is a great source of guidance when studying for tests. What students will create is their own version of a fifth grade text containing what they have learned and explored throughout the year. Notebooks will go home with all students at the end of the school year.