Welcome to Grade 5 Integrated SS/LA. I am so excited to have you join us this year on our integrated adventure as we explore our world and express ourselves as writers. Grade 5 social studies curriculum topics are integrated with fifth grade language arts and incorporate the studies of citizenship, geography, history, government, economics, and current events. Information will be presented in a multifaceted approach, incorporating the writing process to expand and apply various topics and skills in meaningful ways. Small and large group discussions and personal reflection will also be used to gain a greater understanding of the world.  The love of writing will be fostered through narrative, persuasive, and informational writing.