5th Grade Social Studies

Welcome to 5th Grade Social Studies! In fifth grade Social Studies students will explore religious, cultural, social, political, economic and geographical features of human existence. This will allow students to gain an understanding of the past and present times. The course will focus on the United States and the history and geography of the Western Hemisphere, including the development of cultures and civilizations. The course will cover a time span from prehistory into modern times. Learning the content in Social Studies will provide students with the opportunity to promote character and good citizenship. In Social Studies we are learning about the First Americans, such as the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca. We will also be focusing on Native Americans. Students will look at different pictures from history and read various resources (primary sources) to learn about the Native Americans individual cultures in the regions they settled.