Social Studies

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Week of March 15th

  • Well, the Stock Market has officially crashed. Students are continuing to struggle with the understanding of the economy and the weaknesses in the economy prior to the stock market crash in October 1929. More work will be done to further their understanding on Tuesday, then we will continue to discuss The Great Depression before moving into the Dust Bowl and finishing out the unit with the New Deal Program.

  • I have a Roaring 20s and Dirty 30s Test planned forTUESDAY, MARCH 23rd I have included a "How To" on how to prepare for this test. This has been posted in Google Classroom, and students were given a hard copy as well.


Week of March 1st

  • Students did an absolutely AMAZING job on their WWI projects. We are still sharing and presenting our projects, but I have really been impressed with what students created and submitted.

  • WWI has ended and we are moving into the Roaring 20s and Dirty 30s. This is such a fun period to study-there were so many changes in the US, both good and bad. We will look at both positive and negative impacts of the Roaring 20s on the United States.

  • We are currently reviewing/studying Jim Crow Laws, the Great Migration, and the Harlem Renaissance. We will look at different poets, artists, and writers of this time.


Week of February 15th

  • WWI is about to end with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. We will look at this treaty and Wilson's 14 Points and compare the two. My goal is to finish WWI by the end of this week so that we can roll right into the Roaring 20s.

  • WWI Project

      • students were assigned the WWI Project on Friday and were given time to decide what they wanted to do. Those decisions were made and students created "a plan" to complete their project by NEXT Friday, February, 26th

      • there will be time in class to complete the project, but some will need to be completed at home as well.

      • You can find the WWI project assignment below. It is also posted in Google Classroom, AND students have a hard copy.


WWI Project

Assignment

Copy of 2021 WorldWarIProjectMenu


Week of February 2nd

  • Students are beginning their study on WWI. Currently, the Archduke Frances Ferdinand has been assassinated and war has been declared on numerous countries in Europe. We have learned about the Lusitania, and will continue our study on the events leading up to the US involvement in WWI. Students are extremely excited about this period in time!


Week of January 18th

  • We will finish our study on the Progressive Reform movement this week. Students learned about unsafe working conditions, child labor, tennements, and the Progressive Refomers who fought for change.

    • Students will have a quiz on this material Thursday, January 21st.

  • Students have notes they can be reviewing on a daily basis. They need to be able to explain cause and effect relationships, the results or impacts of _______, positive and negative impacts, etc.

  • We will move into how the United States acquired Alaska and Hawaii. We will also study the Spanish American War and the Panama Canal before moving into WWI.


Week of January 11th

  • We finished our study on Industry and Immigration and began our unit on the Progressive Reform Movement. We have discussed unsafe factory conditions, child labor, and will continue our discussions on issues the United States faced during this time.

  • Students have notes they can be reviewing on a daily basis. They need to be able to explain cause and effect relationships, the results or impacts of _______, positive and negative impacts, etc.


Preparing for Industry and Immigration Test (1).pdf

Week of January 4th

  • We are wrapping up our study on Immigration and Industrialization this week. Students will be tested on this material on Friday, January 8th. We will review for the test on Thursday, but students need to begin preparing for the test before the review.

  • Our next topic will be the Progressive Reform Movement where we discuss child labor and the reforms that took place during this time.


Week of November 30th

  • Students have been learning about the Industrial Revolution and how it impacted the United States then and how it continues to impact our lives now. We will wrap up Industrial Revolution at the beginning of the week and move into immigration. Students will understand reasons people immigrated to the US, the impact of immigration on both urban and rural areas. We will analyze and annotate notes, primary source documents, watch videos, and complete various simulations to help deepen our understanding.

  • We will analyze the poem, The New Colossus as a starting point for immigration, and we will watch a video that discusses the push and pull factors for immigrating to the US and some of the hardships immigrants faced.


Week of November 16th

  • We are wrapping up our study of all things WEST. For the assessment, students will recreate the painting, American Progress by John Gast from a Native Amercian's perspective. Students will illustrate the painting and will complete the questions.

  • We will begin our study on immigration. Students will understand reasons people immigrated to the US, the impact of immigration on both urban and rural areas. We will analyze and annotate notes, primary source documents, watch videos, and complete various simulations to help deepen our understanding.


Week of October 26th

  • We are continuing our study of the West. Students were introduced to the Oregon Trail and the Gold Rush last week. This week, students will continue their inquiry on the Homestead Act, and we will begin learning about the Transcontinental Railroad and how it impacted the U.S.


Week of November 1st

  • We are continuing our study of the West. Students were divided into groups, given several different types of primary source documents and had to read, analyze, and make inferences about their documents in order to answer a question about the Transcontinental Railroad. Students then used their knowledge on the Transcontinental Railroad to create a Google Slide presentation that will be used to teach the class!

  • We will analyze political cartoons, photos, and poems on the Transcontinental Railroad as well to better understand the impact it had on the US and on Native Americans, Chinese Immigrants, Irish Immigrants.


Week of October 19th

  • We are continuing our study of the West. Students were introduced to the Oregon Trail last week. This week, students will learn about the Gold Rush, the Homestead Act, and the Transcontinental Railroad and how these impacted the U.S.


Grade 5 US and SC Studies Part II 28 August 2019

Click on the image to access the South Carolina College and Career Ready Social Studies Standards.