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5th Grade Social Studies

What we do:

  • Investigations into United States history, with a focus on three essential questions:
    • How have groups of people organized and fought for their civil rights over the course of U.S. history?
    • How do struggles for civil rights in the past relate to present-day United States?
    • How have activists and civil rights movements shaped the United States?
  • ​Possible topics include colonial-indigenous relations, the colonial era, Revolutionary War, Civil War & Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, the struggle for civil rights

How we do it:

  • Multi-paragraph writing projects
  • Whole class and small group discussions
  • Multimedia projects and presentations
  • Reading from various primary and secondary sources
  • Individual reflection, research, and writing
  • Collaborative projects and activities