Camden-Rockport Middle School

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Social Studies
Grade 5
 
Description:

COURSE/SUBJECT TITLE: American History: The Americas to 1600 through United States Constitution.

LENGTH OF TIME: Full Year (60/65 minutes every other day)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The fifth grade year in Social Studies focuses on early history of the United States, the age of exploration up until the Civil War. Historical fiction enhances student understanding of social studies units. The following units will be covered:

  • The Americas To 1600, Exploration

  • The Colonial Era, 1500-1754

  • The Revolutionary Era, 1754-1783

  • Nation Building, 1783-1815 (Constitution)

ESSENTIAL OUTCOMES:

REPORTING STANDARDHistory

  1. Students will be able to identify key events and major figures for each unit.

  2. Student will be able to interpret the sequence and importance of major events.

  3. Students will be able to identify multiple causes and effects in explaining historical events.

  4. Students will know and understand the reasons for the European Exploration of the New World and identify key participants

  5. Students will analyze differences in historical perspective (Columbus/Tainos) and examine interactions between Europeans and indigenous people.

  6. Students will compare and contrast the Northern, Middle, and Southern Colonies.

  7. Students will know and understand the reasons for European Colonization of the New World and identify key participants.

  8. Students will identify causes and results of American slavery.

  9. Students will understand the changing relationship between the colonies and England.

  10. Students will understand the causes of the Revolutionary War.

  11. Students will identify major figures of the Revolutionary War Era.

  12. Students will identify key events during the Revolutionary War.

  13. Students will understand the outcomes/effects of the Revolutionary War.

REPORTING STANDARDGeography

  1. Students will understand how to use maps and other geographic tools and technologies to understand content in each unit.

  2. Students will be able to analyze the dynamic relationship between human and physical systems.

  3. Students will use latitude and longitude, and compass directions to locate places.

  4. Students will construct maps of the 13 original colonies to learn the basic geography of the East Coast of the United States.

  5. Students will identify the fifty states on a blank map of the US.

REPORTING STANDARDCivics and Government

  1. Students will understand the importance and purposes of major foundational documents in forming a culture, country, etc.

  2. Students will understand the rights and responsibilities of citizens within a variety of contexts.

  3. Students will understand the differences and similarities between or among different political systems and governments.

  4. Students will understand the importance of the Declaration of Independence.

  5. Students will understand the purposes of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

  6. Students will explain the basic organization of the U.S. government as outlined in the U.S. Constitution.

REPORTING STADARD: Economics

  1. Students will understand basic economic vocabulary and concepts.

  2. Students will understand how economic factors impact a historical period.

  3. Students will understand the impact of trade on the developing colonies.

REPORTING STADARD: Research Skills and Communication

  1. Students will write arguments and informative/explanatory essays or constructed responses based on social studies content, supported by specific evidence based on informational texts.

  2. Students will produce clear and coherent writings that exhibit organization, attention to audience, and evidence of editing.

  3. Students will conduct short research projects using multiple print and digital resources, taking concise and relevant notes, and citing resources correctly.

  4. Students will present information making us of available technologies.

  5. Students will be able to evaluate a text by summarizing the central ideas, identifying supporting details, and evaluating the point of view, structure, and validity.

  6. Students will understand content-specific vocabulary.

  7. Students will understand the connection between a text and visual information (charts, graphs, maps, etc.).

  8. Student will identify key steps in a process related to social studies.

  9. Students will compare and contrast primary and secondary resources.

  10. Students will answer simple and complex questions by using research.

  11. Students will locate and select relevant information.

  12. Students will effectively present researched information and findings.

KEY VOCABULARY:

Amendment

Exploration

Missionary

Arrogance

Frontier

Native American

Artifacts

Government

Pilgrims

Bill of Rights

Indenture

Privateer

Colonization

Independence

Puritans

Colony

Judicial

Racism

Conquistadors

Justice

Revolution

Constitution

Latitude

Settlement

Democracy

Liberty

Taxation without representative

Equality

Longitude

Toleration

Executive

Militia

Triangular trade

Expedition

 

 

EVIDENCE/ASSESSMENTS:

Tests

Quizzes

Projects

Research

TEXTS AND OTHER RESOURCES:

Fritz, Jean. Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?. New York: Penguin Putnam Books for Young             Readers, 1976.

Fritz, Jean. Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. New York: Scholastic, 1987 Hakim, Joy. A History of US: Book One: The First Americans Prehistory – 1600. 2nd ed.. New

York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Hakim, Joy. A History of US: Book Two: Making Thirteen Colonies 1600-1740. 2nd ed.. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Hakim, Joy. A History of US: Book Three: From Colonies to Country 1710-1791. 2nd ed.. NewYork:             Oxford University Press, 1999. Smith, Robert. Spotlight on America: Colonial America.             2nd ed. Westminster, C.A.: Teacher

Created Resources, Inc, 2007. Smith, Robert. Spotlight on America: The American Revolution.             2nd ed. Westminster, C.A.:

Teacher Created Resources, Inc, 2007. Smith, Robert. Spotlight on America: The Constitution.             2nd ed. Westminster, C.A.: Teacher

Created Resources, Inc, 2007.

Revised 8/12

 

 
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