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5th Grade Social Studies

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Unit 1: Industrialization, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era (1870s-1910s)

Chapter 2: Settling the Great Plains
5.02 - Examine the appeal and challenges of settling the Great Plains from various cultural perspectives, including: settlers, immigrants, Buffalo Soldiers, and American Indians.
Students will explain the key shifts in the United States during the late 19th century and early 20th centuries including: immigration, industrialization, the nation's role in world affairs, and the Progressive Era.