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5th Grade Social Studies

What we do:

  • Early humans and the rise of civilization
  • Societies and cultures of ancient India, China, and Greece
  • How archaeologists and historians uncover the past
  • Interactions between cultures as well as the exchange of goods, ideas, beliefs, and technologies
  • The impact that trade has on the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and goods
  • How geographical diversity of an area influences the development of its culture and society

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