History Comes Alive

The Social Studies content for Fifth Grade will be United States History and cover the years from the First Americans to present day. This scope is rather large, so the units will focus upon the essential information. For example, the American Revolution will revolve around ideas of justice, independence, patriotism, allegiance, and nation building. My objective is to make the students have a connection and appreciation for history. This can only be accomplished by teaching history through ideas and stories. As a historian, I wish to make history come alive in my classroom. The class will study primary documents (journals, articles, paintings, poems, and pictures) to understand the feelings and ideas of past people. Also, there will be an interactive research assignment to every history unit. It could be a debate, speech, song, poem, diorama, poster, or biography. More details on unit projects will be posted in the “Projects” section of the website.

Interactive Notebook

Smithsonian- Life at Sea

I will also post more about the units and additional resources for Social Studies on this page throughout the year.

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2 comments on “History Comes Alive

  1. Rebecca
    September 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    I wonder what we will learn about. During the year. Hopefully about the Revolutionary war and the civil war after the Colonial times .

  2. Joshua
    May 16, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    During the year we learned about great battles and the fur trade. We also had very interesting projects,we had fun with social studies this year.

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