5th Grade Social Studies

5th Social Studies Curriculum Map

 

Unit 1: Land and Early People

  • Our Nation’s Geography
    • Location and Geography
    • Climate and Vegetation
    • People and Environment
  • Native Americans
    • First Migration
    • Tribes; Location and Cultures

 

Unit 2: Cultures Meet

  • Age of Exploration
    • Motives for Exploration
    • New Technology
    • Key Explorers and Explorations
  • First Colonies
    • Spanish
    • English
    • French and the Dutch

 

Unit 3: Thirteen Colonies  

  • New England Colonies
    • Settlements
    • Life in Colonies
    • Economy
  • Middle Colonies
    • Settlements
    • Life in Colonies
    • Economy
  • Southern Colonies
    • Settlements
    • Life in Colonies
    • Economy

 

Unit 4: The American Revolution

  • Colonies Unite
    • Tensions Rise
    • Philosophers Speak
    • Road to War

 

  • Revolutionary War
    • Key Battles
    • Key Leaders
    • Effects of War

 

Unit 5: A Growing Nation

  • The Constitution
    • Conventions
    • Branches of Government
    • Bill of Rights
  • The Young Republic
    • Exploring the West
    • Expanding Borders
    • New People and New Ideas

 

Unit 6: Civil War Times

  • Nation Divided
    • Rising Tensions and Divisions
    • Abolitionism
    • Nation Divides
  • Civil War
    • Key Battles
    • Key Leader
    • Effects of War
  • A Changing Nation
    • Reconstruction
    • New Industries
    • Cities and Immigration