Featured Sources Used in the Classroom:

Everyone loves Tim & Moby!  Fun, engaging videos on a variety of topics.


*Discovery Education  

It is important that students know what is going on in current events. My homeroom will start some days by watching a student-friendly version of current events from all over the globe. It is a fun and engaging way of learning about the news. Click on the icon to the right to see the day's latest current events. 

2020 - 2021 Social Studies Pacing Guide 

Marking Period 1: Unit 1 - Cultural Diversity 

What was the global impact of resources, innovations and inventions during the Age of Exploration?

Marking Period 2: Unit 2 - The Struggle for Freedom, Equality, and Social Justice 

Marking Period 3: Unit 3 - The Impact of Geography on History 

Marking Period 4: Unit 4 - An American National Identity

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A variety of engaging content that is adjustable to the Lexile (reading level) of students. Click on the logo to learn more about Newela.

Students log into Newsela using their Google accounts. 

*Current Events 

*Supplemental Textbook

Please see the "Distance Learning" page for all social studies lessons week-by-week.

What is PBL? 

It stands for Project Based Learning. In a nutshell PBL is where students find a solution to a question using investigation in order to solve a real world problem.​

How will this look in 5th Grade?  FUN!!!!

The major themes this year will be of Cultural Diversity and an American National Identity. This includes:

  • Early Settlements (colonies)
  • Indigenous Life in New England (cultural patterns)
  • Grievances (French & Indian War)
  • American Revolution

Students will use inquiry and investigation in the areas of history, civics, economics, and geography.

Fifth Grade Social Studies Standards

Here is a list of social studies skills students learn in fifth grade! These skills are organized into categories, and you can move your mouse over any skill name to preview the skill. To start practicing, just click on any link. IXL will track your score, and you will get immediate feedback as you practice!

IXL Social Studies


In class we will supplement our learning using the Scott Foresman Social Studies text: The United States

Unit 1: Early Life, East and West

Unit 2: Connections Across Continents 

Unit 3: Colonial Life in North America 

Unit 4: The American Revolution 

Unit 5: Life in a New Nation