5th Grade Social Studies

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Welcome to 5th Grade Social Studies!

The tabs above will also take you to our six week outlines, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for 5th grade Social Studies, the school calendar, and fun links. Visit your teacher's page for more information about your teacher.

Mrs. Heather Lambie

Mrs. Robin Lingren

Mrs. Sheila McKinnis

Below you will find information for logging into Google Classroom and Panther Net.

You can find links to some of the video clips we have used in class.

BEWARE: There is even a selection of Cheesy Videos, kids have a great time adding cheesy dance moves.

To log in to your Google account, which includes Google Classroom, use your school email address:

username: lastname.firstname26@lhisd.net

password: student ID (lunch number)

PantherNet login:

username: lastname_firstname

password: student ID (lunch number)

How to access Google Classroom (1) (1).pdf

Time to learn your state capitals! Try Sheppard Software's USA games.

Interested in women's suffrage? Try this video: Soomo Publishing's Bad Romance

First 6 Weeks

Studies Weekly Week 2: Early American Settlements

Early English Settlements

What challenges faced the first English colonies?

In Chapter 6, students are learning about the first three English settlements in the New World: Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth. For each of the settlements, students will learn the motives each group of settlers had for moving to the New World, the hardships they endured in their new home, and the reasons why each settlement succeeded or failed. We will discuss ways that the three settlements were alike and ways that they were different.

Early Government - The House of Burgesses and The Mayflower Compact

Cheesy Videos - Early English Settlements

Second 6 Weeks

Studies Weekly: Week 3 - Comparing the Colonies

How were the three colonial regions alike and different?

Students are exploring the similarities and differences among the three regions of the thirteen English colonies: the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies. Students will compare the reasons for founding, geography, economies, and governments of these three distinct regions.

‚ÄčTo demonstrate their expertise about one of the regions, students will work in small groups to create a billboard advertising one of the colonies we focus on and try to persuade their classmates to settle there.

In Reading Further, students will learn about the different kinds of jobs each of the three colonial regions offered.

The Three Colonial Regions

Cheesy Videos - The Thirteen Original Colonies

Boston Tea Party Museum Website - Check it out!

Be the historian and explore what really happened at the Harvest Celebration in 1621.