Social Studies

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The fifth grade social studies focuses on the United States History: Beginnings. We will explore the history of the United States from the time of early encounters to the present. Our first trimester curriculum is as follows:

Unit 1 - The Land and early People
  • map skills
  • bodies of water
  • where people live and work

Unit 2 - Time of encounters
  • the world in the 1400s
  • background to European exploration
  • Europeans explore the world
  • The Spanish Conquerors
  • search for the Northwest passage
  • 13 Colonies

Be sure to study for our Early Explorers test by using my Quizlet games.
Early Explorers Quiz