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Fifth Grade Social Studies

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Fifth Grade Social Studies


Fifth Grade Social Studies Skills

Links verified 5/29/2013


Geographical Perspectives
Regions, Location, Place
  1. Regions of the United States - These regions are cultural units rather than governmental units - formed by history and geography and shaped by the economics, literature and folkways that all the parts of a region share. Natural resource information and more for each region
  2. Facts and symbols of the States Detailed information about every state
Map Skills
  1. Maps That Teach - Learn United States and World geography with Maps that Teach. Interactive maps to learn continents, countries, states, capitals, borders, physical features and cultural monuments
  2. Look up the latitude and longitude of states in the U.S.
  3. Latitude and longitude online quiz
  4. Find your Longitude - Interactive game
  5. Map Skills - Maps show us many types of information. We can learn about a country's landforms, weather, population - almost anything simply by reading a map!
  6. West Nile Virus Maps - Practice on reading maps.
  7. Topographic Maps - Learn the symbols of this map; also available is a more current page in .pdf format An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  8. Map and Globe Quiz - Test your knowledge on identifying the parts of a map and a globe.
  9. Map Skills Quiz - Online quiz to test knowledge of reading maps
  10. Map Skills - Use the map and legend on this page to answer the following questions.
  11. Mapping Quiz - Do you know the parts of a map?
  12. U.S. Presidential Election Maps - Students can find the differences between the electoral and popular vote. Good for map reading skills
Movement
  1. Charts and Maps depicting Early America - Many maps and charts depicting happenings during the early colonial times
  2. European Immigration - Description of reasons for emigration and changes they made in America. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  3. Immigration - Coming to America - Interactive tour of Ellis Island - follow a boy through his journey to a new land.
  4. Immigration Webquest - learn about the greatest human migration period in the United States history
  5. Photo Gallery - American History 102 - Explore primary sources and interpret pictures [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  6. Westward Expansion - Welcome to "The Oregon Trail" web site--the award-winning story of the great western journey. Enjoy the adventure!
  7. Westward Ho ! - This lesson studies early United States territorial expansion and examines how westward movement of the pioneers affected the American Indians. Many resource links are offered that provide additional information. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
Historical And Cultural Perspectives.
Timelines
  1. An Internet4Classrooms page devoted to timelines
  2. Civil War for Kids - Timelines, Biographies of Leaders, Mapping Skills and much more
  3. Food Timeline - Track food from the beginning of time
  4. Timelines & Date Keys for Fast track to America's Past - Timelines from the 1400's to the present - Good teaching tools on reading timelines
  5. Timeline of Russia - Track Russian history along this timeline
  6. Timeline Travels - Inventions from 1976-2000
  7. Industrial Revolution - Inventors of the Industrial Revolution unit plan from 1700 to 1899

Time, Continuity, and Change

  1. America's Story - (read about Amazing Americans; use the buttons across the top for navigation.) Visit "Join America at Play," where you'll see a film of an early break-dancer from 1898. Ever hear of a "cloth sandwich"? You'll know what I'm talking about when you read the stories in this section. Many stories from the past
  2. Growth of a Nation - (Shockwave needed) An animated movie time line of the thirteen colonies entering into the U.S. (Animated Atlas.Com) This resource includes voice instructions for students
  3. Revolutionary War - Causes, Battles, Biographies, and more
  4. American Revolution - lessons, activities and more. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
People, Places Events
  1. Interpret primary source documents - Examine the artifacts draw some conclusions about the history of the American farm and what its future may be in our country
  2. What do you See? - America in pictures. Evaluate what you see and answer the questions about the picture. Answers provided on a different web page [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]


Civics and Government
Basic Concepts
  1. Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government- Basic Civics lessons about government, symbols, judicial branches and more.
  2. How Laws Are Made - Explanation of the process of lawmaking, tracking a bill in progress
  3. Three Branches of Government - ThinkQuest site
  4. Three Branches of Government - Teaching guide and answer sheets
  5. How a Bill Becomes a Law - Follow the steps to make a law. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  6. Making A Bill into a Law - An educational iAdventure that teaches students how a bill becomes a law.
American Ideals,Citizenship
  1. Citizenship - All aspects of being a citizen covered
  2. Child Rights - The Convention on the Rights of the Child has 54 articles which set out the rights of every child in the world.
  3. U. S. Citizenship - links to citizenship definitions used by INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service)
Economic Perspectives
Basic Concepts
  1. Consumer Decisions - In this activity you learn about the importance of price information as a factor influencing consumers' decisions.
  2. Laws of Supply and Demand - brief explanation
  3. Music, Maestro, Please: Show Business and the Factors of Production - Online interactive lesson on goods and services
  4. Competition - online lesson and quiz
  5. Peanuts and Crackerjacks - play baseball and learn about economics

Science, Technology
Society

  1. Timeline on Technology - Interpret this timeline on technology from 1750-1990.
Resources
  1. Lesson Plans and resources for 5th Grade Social Studies - from MCPSS

 

 

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