Course: 5th Grade Social Studies

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Course is for Emerging Historians, Geologists, Social Scientists, and Humanitarians

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Native Americans Resources: 11

By understanding the origins of one’s country we are better able to understand ourselves and how we change over time. The study of Native Americans will make us aware of different cultures and perspectives. We will see how the original inhabitants viewed and treated their environment. After studying Native Americans we can be more reflective about our American culture.

Geography Resources: 14

Students need to identify the elements of maps and globes. They will explore the difference between relative and absolute locations. By the end of this chapter, students will be able to label features on maps and a diagram. They will be able to define geographic terms and apply them to the geography of the United States. They will determine the absolute location with lines of latitude and longitude and identify physical features of the United States. Students will be able to identify the four oceans, seven continents, and 50 United States of America.

Age of Exploration Resources: 7

Europeans explorers set out for the New World in the late 1400s and in the 1500s. Students will learn how and why Europeans set out for the lands across the Atlantic, which they called the New World. This chapter will serve to preface the next chapter: Routes of Exploration to the New World which provides information on eight European explorers.

MLK Resources: 1


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