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Grade 5 Social Studies

What We Do

  • Geographic regions of North American
  • Early cultures in North America
  • European explorations in North America and West Africa
  • Factors that shaped colonial America
  • Causes and results of the American Revolution
  • Challenges faced by the developing U.S.
  • Westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861
  • Causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War

How we do it

  • Projects, multi-paragraph writing and discussions
  • Multimedia projects and presentations
  • Individual reflection, research and writing
  • Collaborative projects and activities
  • Group and independent activities utilizing technology (i.e. IPads, Smartboard)
  • Formative and summative assessments


  • Pre-teaching vocabulary
  • Visual maps/charts
  • Multisensory activities for group and independent work