5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum
A fifth grade social studies curriculum offers students an opportunity to not only learn about the history of the country they live in, but also other parts of the world. This information allows them to explore the differences and similarities they share with other cultures, as well as discover how different societies from long ago contributed their inventions and ideas that are a part of our lives today.
This page includes tons of information on what students should learn when studying 5th grade social studies, objectives for the year, and how Time4Learning’s 5th grade social studies lessons can help your child achieve those objectives.
What do You Teach in 5th Grade Social Studies?
Fifth grade social studies usually begins by studying early societies such as the Olmec Civilization and the Phoenicians. Typically following a chronological order, students then move on to Ancient Greece before they begin to focus on U.S. history. You’ll find that social studies lesson plans also include the study of geography, economics, and politics.
Below are just a few other topics your child will learn about this year.
- Contributions of the Shang and Zhou dynasties
- Greek scholars such as Pythagoras and Hippocrates
- Political science and the purpose of government
Social Studies Objectives for Fifth Grade
By the end of this year, students should have a good understanding of ancient civilizations and the exploration and colonization of North America and the impact these had on human history.
Some of the social studies objectives our online curriculum will help your child achieve this year include:
- Explain the new system of democracy in Ancient Greece and how it would impact future governments throughout the world
- Demonstrate an understanding of U.S. history during the Westward Expansion period from 1820-1850
- Locate all 50 U.S. states on a map as well as their capitals
Why Choose Time4Learning Fifth Grade Social Studies Curriculum?
Although it is often considered students’ least favorite subject, there are ways to make social studies an interesting subject. Time4Learning’s online curriculum for fifth grade social studies provides students with a good foundation on important social studies topics through interactive lessons that allow students to progress at their own pace.
Our curriculum provides parents with the recommended sequence they should follow which include quizzes and tests to help gauge student progress and understanding. However, parents have the flexibility to modify these as needed. As well, Time4Learning is constantly publishing free supplemental unit studies on different topics to complement the 5th grade social studies activities and motivate students to learn more.
The Time4Learning 5th grade social studies curriculum is provided as a bonus and isn’t necessarily considered a complete curriculum in some states. It’s important to find out what your state’s homeschooling laws are in order to determine if our social studies curriculum will satisfy your state’s requirements.
Below are some of the features and benefits of the Time4Learning fifth grade social studies curriculum.
|As a Full Curriculum
||As a Supplement
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