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Fifth Grade - Social Studies

Instructor
Mrs. Stacey McNabb
Term
2018-2019 School Year
Department
5th Grade
Description
 In social studies, we will be learning about and exploring U.S. history from pre-Civil War to present day.  This is a great time span to cover.  However, it is my hope that my students will gain a good understanding of these important time periods in our country's history.  

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"The Attack on Pearl Harbor" newsela article analysis

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newsela article analysis - "Great Depression:  The New Deal"

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HOMEWORK;   "Civil Rights Leaders:  Martin Luther King Jr." newsela article

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Famous Inventors writing prompt:  Students will choose one of the famous inventors they researched.  They will write an informative essay on that inventor using their research notes.

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Famous Inventors Research Project- Students will research famous inventors of the Gilded Age in class and take notes.

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HOMEWORK:  "Primary Sources:  Henry Ford's "Fear of Change" newsela article analysis

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"San Francisco's Chinatown:  Immigrants Build Community in "City by the Bay" newsela article analysis

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"Transcontinental Railroad Connected the United States from East to West"  article analysis

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Native Americans of the West Centers (in-class assignment on Thursday and Friday)

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Transcontinental Railroad Reading Centers (in-class assignment on Monday and Wednesday)

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Transcontinental Railroad Quiz

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Writing Prompt:  How was Lincoln's assassination a complicated mystery?
 
Students will write an essay answering this writing prompt, based on the information they have learned all week during the CSI project.

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Lincoln Assassination CSI Project:  Students will investigate a variety of primary sources from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  Students will be responsible for figuring out the roles of several suspects involved in the plan, and deciding if each suspect is guilty or innocent.  After analyzing the primary sources, students will watch a documentary that explains each person's role and whether or not they were actually found guilty.

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USA Studies Weekly Week 3 Quiz- "Election of 1860" and "Famous Tennesseans"

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Famous Tennesseans of the Civil War Webquest

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USA Studies Weekly- Week 3 "Famous Tennesseans of the Civil War"- Students will read and discuss in class.

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USA Studies Weekly- Week 3 "Election of 1860"- Students will read and write a summary of the article.

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Primary Source Readers summary page- Students will read from 2 books of their choice ("Robert E. Lee," "Ulysses S. Grant," "Civil War Leaders," "Civil War Battles," or "Abraham Lincoln") about the Civil War.  They will select 2 pages from each book and write a summary of each of those two pages.

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Civil War Webquest- Work on in class on Monday and Tuesday

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"Ft. Sumter & the First Shots of the Civil War" readworks.org article

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Quiz over USA Studies Weekly- Week 2 "The Civil War Begins"

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USA Studies Weekly- Week 2 "The Civil War Begins"
-Watch intro video
-Read "Emancipation Proclamation"
-Discussion questions on board with small groups

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USA Studies Weekly- Week 2 "The Civil War Begins"
-Watch intro video
-Read "One War, Two Leaders"
-Read "Jefferson Davis"
-Discussion questions from board with shoulder partners

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USA Studies Weekly- Week 2 "The Civil War Begins"
-Watch intro video
-Read "The Blue and the Gray"
-Discussion questions on board

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USA Studies Weekly- Week 2 "The Civil War Begins"
-Watch intro video
-Read "The Union is Dissolved"
-Read "Quilted Controversy"
-Discussion questions on board
 

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Homework- "The Abolitionists: Frederick Douglass"
Please read and complete the 4 questions.  As always, this assignment is given out on Monday (except Tuesday this week, since we were off on Monday), and is due on Friday.

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QUIZ: Students will take a quiz over the articles in USA Studies Weekly Week 1.  They will be able to use the text as they take their quiz.

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Students will play a Kahoot! game to review all the articles from USA Studies Weekly Week 1. 
"The Roots of Conflict," "Compromises and Kansas," "Abolitionists 'Build' an Underground Railroad," and "1860: The Election of Abraham Lincoln" will all be covered in the review game.
 

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Read "1860: The Election of Abraham Lincoln" from USA Studies Weekly Week 1.  Students will discuss article with some in-class discussion questions.

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Read "Abolitionists 'Build' an Underground Railroad" in USA Studies Weekly Week 1.  Students will discuss article with some in-class discussion questions.

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USA Studies Weekly Week 1: Students will read the articles on the front page of this week's issue of USA Studies Weekly.  They will have a comprehension page to complete based on the text.

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Harriet Tubman Flocabulary activities--including graphic organizer, writing prompt, and read/respond

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Harriet Tubman Flocabulary Quiz

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Quiz on the 4 abolitionists we studied (Truth, Douglass, Garrison, Grimke sisters) and main points from textbook (Ch. 3, Lessons 1-2)

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Read Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" speech and answer questions whole group

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Abolitionist article analysis (Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison)
Add information to abolitionist t-chart

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Read SS book Ch. 3, Lesson 2
Abolitionists t-chart on notebook paper

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Read SS book Ch. 3, Lesson 1
North vs. South t-chart on notebook paper