5th social studies?

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  1. km51571

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    what is your 5th grade social studies curriculum? what topics? also what state do you teach in?


    MD here and we cover world geography in 5th.
     
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    Alabama 5th grade Social Studies goes from the Ice Age up to the Civil War.
     
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    Florida. American history. I don't know to what date (private school). I try to cover up to the Civil War.
     
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    In TN we start with Civil War and cover until present day.
     
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    Its so interesting to see how it is different in every state!

    In AZ we teach starting with European Exploration in North America up until the Civil War (though I usually only make it to the Revolutionary War).
     
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    Wow. Haha. It really is funny to see how different they all are. We got a new textbook this year in TN, and I think it is different from last year's as far as pacing goes.
     
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    US History from Beringia to The Revolutionary War. We also learn about the US government.
     
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    Up in Ontario we learn about Ancient Civilizations (I do Egypt and Rome but you can choose from any) and we also learn about Canadian Government.
     
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    United States History....The first americans to near present day....last year, I only got through the Civil War (big unit around here)..I'm in Dallas, TX
     
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    North American History. Like ALL of it. We can't fit it all in, so we pretty much hit the US's highlights ;)
     
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    Georgia

    Just like Tennessee. Civil War to yesterday (well, it seems like it)

    We've been in school since about Aug. 1st, and I'll be starting Reconstruction next week. That is because we also have to teach Science, all within the same time frame of one hour. Can't do it.
     
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    We use Harcourt Social Studies. We tossed out exploration of the America's and jump into colonies. It gives more time to focus on AMERICAN HISTORY and we cover the Revolutionary War up to the Civil War. My 5th graders are more interested in the wars. We do a unit on Gov. and also take a tour of the state capital. I did it for the first time last year, it was a BLAST! Kids learned so much!
     
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    Nebraska

    I teach early American Natives (Maya, Aztec, Anasazi) through the end of the Civil War. I elect to skip the Industrial Rev. because they will get it again in 8th grade, Westward expansion through the Plains and beyond because they do a unit on the Oregon Trail in 4th grade, and settlement of and fight for Texas's independence becuase of the lack of time. I actually find this period rather interesting and wish we had the time to learn about this. We also do quite a bit of geography/mapskills work.
     
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    I teach Native Americans, American history (European settlement through westward expansion), US regions, US govt. and economics.
    It is interesting how different all the states are! Like all of you though, time is the enemy. Can't fit it all in.
     
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    That is the most frustrating part of it - lack of time to really do the subject(s) justice.

    Next week, my kids are going to be creating Native American housing or something else indicative of the tribes or culture regions they select.
     
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    Last year I had each child research a different group and write a booklet, draw a picture of a person in traditional costume in a setting like the area they were from near their mode of trasportation, and build a model dwelling from materials as close to the actual matierals used in the past (no flannel teepees or cardboard longhouses.) They loved this project!
     
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    SC -- Reconstruction to the present day
     
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    IN - Early Native Americans to present day, US regions, govt, and economics - At least that's the plan!:D Time seems to be the factor here too!
     
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    Texas--We start at Jamestown. I'm not even sure yet where we end, but we do cover geography and some economics too.
     
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    Oklahoma - US History - Pre-history to early 1800's.
     
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    Early people of the Americas up to the Civil War.
     
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    KM - where in Maryland?

    I am also in Maryland, and we teach Native Americans, Exploration, Colonization, Events Leading to the Revolution, the Revolutionary War, U.S. Government, and we throw some geography stuff in there too.
     
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    Early colonization to present day! No time to teach effectively!
     
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    I did a very abbreviated unit on exploration so I could take more time with the Rev War and after. Hope it works. I've been teaching 5th grade soc studies for 8 years and every year I try to make it more effective. So far, I'm not satisfied.
     
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    I'm trying a class/small group simulation project of exploration. Each group has to work as a team to make decisions that effect the outcome of the voyage. I'll let you know how it worked out once we finish.
     

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