Fifth Grade Social Studies
Fifth Grade Social Studies Skills
Links verified 10/15/10
Geographical Perspectives Regions, Location, Place
- 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
- Facts and symbols of the States Detailed information about every state
- Continents and Oceans - quiz to be answers whole class or printed out for individual assignments.
- Landform Definitions - quiz to be answers whole class or printed out for individual assignments.
- Geographic Regions of North America - quiz to be answers whole class or printed out for individual assignments.
- 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
- Look up the latitude and longitude of states in the U.S.
- Latitude and longitude online quiz
- Find your Longitude - Interactive game
- 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!
- West Nile Virus Maps - Practice on reading maps.
- Topographic Maps - Learn the symbols of this map."
- Map and Globe Quiz - Test your knowledge on identifying the parts of a map and a globe.
- Map Skills Quiz - Online quiz to test knowledge of reading maps
- Map Skills - Use the map and legend on this page to answer the following questions.
- Mapping Quiz - Do you know the parts of a map?
- U.S. Presidential Election Maps - Students can find the differences between the electoral and popular vote. Good for map reading skills
- Charts and Maps depicting Early America - Many maps and charts depicting happenings during the early colonial times
- European Immigration - Description of reasons for emigration and changes they made in America.
- Immigration - Coming to America - Interactive tour of Ellis Island - follow a boy through his journey to a new land.
- Immigration Webquest - learn about the greatest human migration period in the United States history
- Photo Gallery - American History 102 - Explore primary sources and interpret pictures
- Western Expansion - A multi link site with many resources - online activities, online lessons and informational sites
- Westward Expansion - Welcome to "The Oregon Trail" web site--the award-winning story of the great western journey. Enjoy the adventure!
- 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.
Historical And Cultural Perspectives. Timelines
- An Internet4Classrooms page devoted to timelines
- Civil War for Kids - Timelines, Biographies of Leaders, Mapping Skills and much more
- Food Timeline - Track food from the beginning of time
- Timelines & Date Keys for Fast track to America's Past - Timelines from the 1400s to the present - Good teaching tools on reading timelines
- Timeline of Russia - Track Russian history along this timeline
- Timeline Travels - Inventions from 1976-2000
- Industrial Revolution - Inventors of the Industrial Revolution unit plan from 1700 to 1899
Time, Continuity, and Change
- 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
- Growth of a Nation - (Shockwave needed) An animated movie time line of the thirteen colonies entering into the U.S. (Animated Atlas.Com)
- Revolutionary War - Causes, Battles, Biographies, and more
- American Revolution - lessons, activities and more.
People, Places Events
- 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
- 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
Civics and Government Basic Concepts
- Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government- Basic Civics lessons about government, symbols, judicial branches and more.
- How Laws Are Made - Explanation of the process of lawmaking, tracking a bill in progress
- Three Branches of Government - ThinkQuest site
- Three Branches of Government - Teaching guide and answer sheets
- How a Bill Becomes a Law - Follow the steps to make a law.
- Making A Bill into a Law - An educational iAdventure that teaches students how a bill becomes a law.
American Ideals,Citizenship Economic Perspectives Basic Concepts
- Consumer Decisions - In this interactive online lesson students review the resources used to produce goods and services and learn how decisions are made in a market economy through the interactions of both the buyers and the sellers.
- Laws of Supply and Demand - brief explanation
- Music, Maestro, Please: Show Business and the Factors of Production - Online interactive lesson on goods and services
- Competition - online lesson and quiz
- Peanuts and Crackerjacks - play baseball and learn about economics
- Timeline on Technology - Interpret this timeline on technology from 1750-1990.
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