Social Studies - 5th Grade
Students will address the causes, consequences and implications of the emergence of the United States as a world power.
Causes of World War One
Find out what happened and why.
Like Father, Like Son: Presidential Families
The lessons in this unit provide an opportunity for students to learn about and discuss two U.S. families in which both the father and son became President. Students will address questions such as: What types of people might become President of the United States? What type of training as a child do you think these father/son pairs had to enable them to become President? Students will explore how these Presidential sons were like their fathers, and will personally explore how they think they are like their own parents.
Native Words/Native Warriors: Codetalkers
Learn about this group of warriors that helped during World War I and II by speaking their own language.
NewsHour Extra | PBS
This website lists current events and stories involving children.
On the Home Front
This page contains 4 EDSITEment lessons in which students investigate how non-combatants contributed to the war effort during World War II and are then invited to reflect on how young people can contribute to the solution of contemporary national problems. Students will also investigate how posters were used to encourage home front efforts during World War II.
Research Starters: Civil Rights
This site helps elementary students learn about, research, and write about the Civil Rights Movement.
Scholastic: Women's Suffrage
Use this website to find out the history of women's voting rights and follow the story of Effie Hooby.
The Great Depression
Learn about the Great Depression from diaries, crafts, , creating "A Room in Time," and writing your own journal entries.
The History Place: Child Labor In America 1908-1912
Check out photographer Lewis W. Hine's (1874-1940) photographs and captions documenting Child Laborers from 1908-1912.
Who is Rosa Parks?
A brief summary of Rosa Parks' story and other links to study her impact on the Civil Rights Movement.
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