5th Grade Social Studies Syllabus
Welcome to 5th Grade Social Studies! We are going to have a lot of fun this year! We will learn to become better historians and citizens through several different ways, but mainly through investigation and reading. We will learn about civics, economics, geography and history. I hope you are ready to start thinking like a historian and a responsible citizen of the United States. I look forward to working with each of you this school year!
The Land and People before Columbus
Lesson 1 – Geography of the United States
Lesson 2 – American Indians and Their Land
Lesson 3 – American Indian Cultural Regions
Age of Exploration
Lesson 4 – How and Why Europeans Came to the New World
Lesson 5 – Routes of Exploration to the New World
Cooperation and Conflict in North America
Lesson 6 – Early English Settlements
Lesson 7 – Comparing the Colonies
Lesson 8 – Slavery in America
Lesson 9 – Life in Colonial Williamsburg
The Road to War
Lesson 10 – Tensions Grow Between the Colonies and Great Britain
Lesson 11 – To Declare Independence or Not
Lesson 12 – The Declaration of Independence
The American Revolution
Lesson 13 – The American Revolution
The Development and Significance of the US Constitution
Lesson 14 – The Constitution
Lesson 15 – The Bill of Rights
Lesson 16 – Our Role in Government
Lesson 17 – Shaping America’s Economy
Life and Westward Expansion
Lesson 18 – Manifest Destiny and Settling the West
Lesson 19 – The Diverse Peoples of the West
From Civil War to Today
Lesson 20 – The Causes of Civil War
Lesson 21 – The Civil War
Lesson 22 – The American Industrial Revolution
Lesson 23 – The Modern United States
Classroom Rules and Procedures:
Mrs. Perkins Procedures
- Arrive on time with all required materials and be prepared to work.
- Listen to and follow all directions. Participate in class discussion and activities. Use class time wisely.
- Be respectful to others and their property. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
- Do your BEST and take responsibility for your actions.
- Follow all procedures.
5th Grade Community Rules
1 – Be the Best Student you can be.
- Pay attention, ask questions, and participate in class.
- Practice what we learn.
- Check work and show pride.
- Learn from mistakes.
- Ask for help if needed.
2 – Make the Classroom a good place.
- Listen and help others.
- Be friendly, respectful, and polite.
- Treat others like you want to be treated.
- Put someone UP, not down.
Materials and Supplies:
Text Book – Social Studies Alive! America’s Past
Paper, pencils, 2 pocket folder
Students will complete a variety of projects, including posters, writing pieces, presentations, utilizing student Chromebooks, online textbooks and a variety of other materials.
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
59 or below = F
I look forward to a fantastic school year working with you! If you need to reach me for anything please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.