5th Grade Social Studies

Welcome to 5th Grade Social Studies! ‚ÄčThe Age of Exploration In Social Studies we are learning how trade and exploration led to the conquest and settlement of the Americas and how the first settlements were founded. The students will be learning about different explorers, their journeys, and accomplishments. The Settlement of North America The French, Dutch, and English began claiming lands in North America. During this time, the French colonies were growing slowly because most French colonists were fur traders or missionaries rather than settlers. On the other hand, the English colonies were growing more rapidly.