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Elementary Elementary Social Studies Grade 5

Pre Requisites



Exploration starts here! Learn about early civilizations, European explorers, and early American history, using videos, maps, and primary and secondary sources to understand these events. Source study activities will help you extend your thinking around primary and secondary sources. Learn more about being a responsible citizen and solve real-world problems such as choosing where to set up a pet-friendly hurricane shelter.

Segment One

Module 01 - Early Civilizations

  • Ancient American civilizations
  • Native American tribes
  • Native American culture

Module 02 - Age of Exploration

  • Exploration across the Atlantic
  • European exploration

Module 03 - Colonial Times

  • New England colonies
  • Middle colonies
  • Southern colonies
  • Colonial trade
  • Political environment of the colonies
  • Advances in technology

Module 04 - American Revolution

  • Events leading up to the American Revolution
  • The Revolution grows
  • Political ideas
  • Major battles
  • Foreign allies
  • Effects of the Revolution

Segment Two

Module 05 - Founding a Nation

  • Land ordinances
  • Articles of Confederation
  • The Constitution
  • Bill of Rights

Module 06 - Westward Expansion

  • Expanding U.S. territory
  • War of 1812
  • Missouri Compromise
  • Trails to the west
  • Advances in transportation and communication

Module 07 - Civics

  • Branches of government
  • Civic duties
  • Responsibilities of citizens
  • States and capitals
  • Landmarks and symbols

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