Fifth Grade Social Studies Curriculum
The Fifth Grade Social Studies Curriculum teaches students to acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
Understanding will be gained through text readings, individual projects, class discussion, in-class group activities, and oral reports. Students’ learning experiences will be further enhanced through videos, PowerPoint presentations, website exploration, and other multimedia sources. Throughout the school year, learners also will have the opportunity to cultivate skills needed to become active, informed citizens through the study of government/civics, economics and current events.