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Curriculum

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum Map

2017-2018

B. Coffey

B

UNIT

Month(s)

week(s)

Essential Questions

Kentucky Academic Standards

 

I Can Statement(S)

1

Rules, Expectations, and Procedures

 

August 10th – 15th

What is my role in the classroom?

 

  • Work independently.           
  • Follow directions.         
  • Complete assignments on time.
  • Pay attention in class.             
  • Respectful/considerate/courteous to others.  
  • Work/share/play well with others.                                  
  • Do my work neatly and have good penmanship. 

2

U.S.

Government

 

Two Weeks

 

August 16th – 25th

 

Weeks 1 – 2

What are the branches and the duties of U.S. Government?

 

Who are the important members of each branch?

 

How many levels of government does the U.S. have?

 

 

1.SS-5-GC: Government and Civics:

SS-5-GC-S-2: describe the basic duties of the three branches of government (executive, legislative, judicial); explain why the framers of the U.S. Constitution felt it was important to establish a government with limited powers that are shared among different branches and different levels (e.g., local, state, federal)

  • Identify the three branches of government.
  • Explain the duties of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branch.
  • Identify important members of the three branches of government.
  • List the three levels of government (National/State/Local).

3

Basic Geography

 

Two Weeks

 

 

August 21st – September 1st

 

 

Weeks 3 – 4

What are map skills and how to I apply them to real life?

 

What are the 5 Themes of Geography?

 

What major landforms does the U.S. have and how have they effected human interaction?

 

How can the understanding of different types of maps help me to understand U.S. history?

4.SS-5-G: Geography

SS-5-G-U-1: the use of geographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, charts, graphs) and mental maps help interpret information, understand and analyze patterns, spatial data and geographic issues.

SS-5-G-U-2: patterns emerge as humans move, settle and interact on Earth’s surface and can be identified by examining the location of physical and human characteristics, how they are arranged and why they are in particular locations. Economic, political, cultural and social processes interact to shape patterns of human populations, interdependence, cooperation and conflict.

SS-5-G-U-3: regions help us to see Earth as an integrated system of places and features organized by such principles as landform types, political units, economic patterns and cultural groups

SS-5-G-S-1: demonstrate an understanding of patterns on the Earth’s surface, using a variety of geographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, charts, graphs):

SS-5-G-S-1.a: locate, in absolute or relative terms, major landforms and bodies of water in the United States

SS-5-G-S-1.b: locate and explain patterns on Earth’s surface (e.g., how different factors such as rivers, mountains and plains impact where human activities are located)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Use a map, chart, or graph to identify natural resources.
  • Use a map/chart/graph to identify landforms, bodies of water in U.S.
  • Use maps to find absolute location of landforms/bodies of water.

4

Native Americans

 

5 Weeks

 

September 5th – October 6th

 

Weeks 5 – 9

September 4th- Labor Day

What are the major Native American Regions in the U.S.?

 

What is culture and how can I differentiate between Native American cultures?

 

How did natural resources/ physical characteristics of the land effect each region?

 

How have Native Americans contributed to the development of U.S. survival/culture?

2.SS-5-CS: Cultures and Societies

SS-5-CS-S-1:

demonstrate an understanding of culture and cultural elements (e.g., beliefs, traditions, languages, skills, literature, the arts) of diverse groups

5.SS-5-HP: Historical Perspective

SS-5-HP-S-1.e: research influences/contributions of diverse groups to the culture (e.g., beliefs, traditions, literature, the arts) of the United States today

  • Explain patterns of human settlement in the early days of U.S.
  • Explain how settlement patterns influenced by physical characteristic.
  • Describe important events that occurred in historical periods.
  • Identify early cultures in the U.S.
  • Compare similarities/differences of early cultures.

5

European Exploration &

13 Colonies

 

5 weeks

 

October 16th – November 17th 

 

Weeks 10 – 14

 

 

October 9th – 13th  - Fall Break

 

November 13th – Parent Teacher Conferences

Why did Europeans begin to explore outside of the Eastern Hemisphere?

 

How did Europeans influence the Eastern world?

 

Why did immigrants come to America during colonization?

 

What different factors influenced human settlement/activities?

 

How did social institution aid in the development of the U.S.?

 

How do primary and secondary sources help us today, understand early American Colonization?

 

How does the culture of colonial regions still affect us today?

 

 

2.SS-5-CS: Cultures and Societies

SS-5-CS-U-1: culture is a system of beliefs, knowledge, institutions, customs/traditions, languages and skills shared by a group of people. Through a society’s culture, individuals learn the relationships, structures, patterns and processes to be members of the society.

SS-5-CS-U-2: cultures develop social institutions (e.g., government, economy, education, religion, family) to structure society, influence behavior and respond to human needs.

SS-5-CS-U-3: interactions among individuals and groups assume various forms (e.g., compromise, cooperation, conflict, competition) and are influenced by culture.

SS-5-CS-U-4: a variety of factors promote cultural diversity in a society, nation and world

SS-5-CS-U-5: an understanding and appreciation of the diverse complexity of cultures is essential to interact effectively and work cooperatively with the many diverse ethnic and cultural groups of today

SS-5-CS-S-1.a: investigate cultural similarities and differences of diverse groups (e.g., English, French, Spanish and Dutch Colonists, West Africans, Immigrants of the 1800’s) during the early development of the United States

SS-5-CS-S-1.b: research the contributions of diverse groups to the culture (e.g., beliefs, traditions, literature, the arts) of the United States today

SS-5-CS-S-1.c: investigate factors that promoted cultural diversity in the history of the United States

SS-5-CS-S-3: describe conflicts that occurred among and between diverse groups (e.g., Native Americans and the early Explorers, Native Americans and the Colonists, the British Government and the English Colonists, Native Americans and the U.S. Government) during the settlement of the United States; explain the causes of these conflicts and the outcomes

4.SS-5-G: Geography

SS-5-G-U-4: people depend on, adapt to, and/or modify the environment to meet basic needs. Human actions modified the physical environment and in turn, the physical environment limited and/or promoted human activities in the settlement of the United States.

 

  • Describe how different factors influence where human activities occur.
  • Describe social institutions in U.S., role in development of nation.
  • Describe interactions between diverse groups in history of U.S.
  • Explain how people changed physical environment to meet their needs.
  • Examine patterns of movement/settlement in the U.S.
  • Explain reasons immigrants came to America and why they come today.
  • Primary/secondary sources to describe historical events in U.S.
  • Explain the cause of important historical events.
  • Explain the effects of important events in history.

6

Revolutionary America

 

4 weeks

 

November 20th – December 15th

 

Weeks 15 – 18

 

 

December 18th – January 2nd – Christmas Break

What is a “revolution”?

 

What events lead to the Revolutionary War?

 

What is a Loyalist and Patriot?

 

Why is the Continental Army significant?

 

How did the U.S. win the Revolutionary War?

 

Why is the Revolutionary War a significant event in American history?

 

 

 

 

 

2.SS-5-CS: Cultures and Societies

SS-5-CS-U-3: interactions among individuals and groups assume various forms (e.g., compromise, cooperation, conflict, competition) and are influenced by culture.

SS-5-CS-S-1.b: research the contributions of diverse groups to the culture (e.g., beliefs, traditions, literature, the arts) of the United States today

SS-5-CS-S-3: describe conflicts that occurred among and between diverse groups (e.g., Native Americans and the early Explorers, Native Americans and the Colonists, the British Government and the English Colonists, Native Americans and the U.S. Government) during the settlement of the United States; explain the causes of these conflicts and the outcomes

5.SS-5-HP: Historical Perspective

SS-5-HP-U-1: history is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature. A variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources) are needed to understand and analyze historical events

SS-5-HP-U-2: the history of the United States can be analyzed by examining significant eras (Colonization and Settlement, Revolution and a New Nation, Expansion and Conflict, Industrialization and Immigration and the Twentieth Century) to develop a chronological understanding and recognize cause and effect relationships and multiple causation, tying past to present.

SS-5-HP-S-1: demonstrate an understanding of the interpretative nature of history using a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources

SS-5-HP-S-1.a: investigate and chronologically describe major events in United States history (e.g., using timelines, charts, fictional and report writing, role playing)

SS-5-HP-S-1.b: explain and draw inferences about the importance of major events in United States history

SS-5-HP-S-1.c: examine cause and effect relationships in the history of the United States; identify examples of multiple causes of major historical events

SS-5-HP-S-2.d: investigate the events surrounding patriotic symbols, songs, landmarks (e.g., American flag, Statue of Liberty, the Star-Spangled Banner), and selected readings (e.g., Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech: I Have a Dream), and explain their historical significance

SS-5-HP-S-3: investigate patterns across in U.S. history (e.g., major events/conflicts/culture; compare with major events/conflicts/culture to the present)

 

 

 

 

  • Describe social institutions in U.S., role in development of nation.
  • Explain how factors in one location impact other locations.
  • Describe important events that occurred in historical periods.
  • Use primary/secondary sources to describe historical events in U.S.
  • Identify historical documents and explain their importance.
  • Explain the cause of important historical events.
  • Explain the effects of important events in history.
  • Give examples of conflicts between groups/individuals.
  • Compare changes in communication in different time periods.

7

Constitution, Preamble, & Bill of Rights

 

3 Weeks

 

 

January 2nd – 19th

 

Weeks 19 – 21

 

 

January 15th- MLK Holiday

What is the U.S. constitution?

 

What significance does the Preamble have?

 

What is a democratic government?

 

What are the basic principles of democracy and why are the important to U.S. citizens?

 

How does government provide for the good of citizens?

 

What services does the U.S. government provide?

 

What is my role in being a good citizen?

 

 

1.SS-5-GC: Government and Civics

SS-5-GC-U-1: the government of the United States was developed from a colonial base of representative democracy by people who envisioned an independent country and new purposes for the government.            

SS-5-GC-U-2: the United States Government was formed to establish order, provide security and accomplish common goals.    

SS-5-GC-U-3: the fundamental values and principles (e.g., liberty, justice, individual human dignity) of American representative democracy are expressed in historical documents (e.g., the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, including the Preamble and the Bill of Rights).

SS-5-GC-U-4: the Constitution of the United States establishes a government of limited powers that are shared among different levels and branches.

SS-5-GC-U-5: as members of a democratic society, all citizens of the United States have certain rights and responsibilities, including civic participation.

SS-5-GC-S-1: demonstrate an understanding of government, using information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental):                   

SS-5-GC-S-1.a: investigate the basic functions of the United States Government, as defined in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, (e.g., establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, secure the blessings of liberty) and explain their significance today

SS-5-GC-S-1.b: explain how democratic governments work to promote the “common good” (e.g., making, enacting, and enforcing laws that protect rights and property of all citizens

SS-5-GC-S-3: analyze information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental) to describe fundamental values and principles of American representative democracy (e.g., liberty, justice) found in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution; explain their significance today              

SS-5-GC-S-4: investigate the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens

SS-5-GC-S-4.a: describe and give examples of specific rights guaranteed to all U.S. citizens in the Bill of Rights (e.g., freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press) and explain why they are important today

SS-5-GC-S-4.b: describe some of the responsibilities U.S. citizens have in order for democratic governments to function effectively (e.g. voting, community service, paying taxes) and find examples of civic participation in current events/news (e.g., television, radio, articles, Internet)

 

 

 

  • Explain why the Constitution established government with shared power.
  • Describe what the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution means.
  • Give examples of services the U.S. government provides.
  • Analyze the importance of services to citizens.
  • Explain how a democratic government works (making laws, etc.).
  • Give examples of how government provides for the good of the citizens.
  • Explain basic principles of democracy found in important documents.
  • Examine why basic ideas of democracy are important to citizens.
  • Describe rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens (voting, etc.).

8

Westward Expansion

 

3 weeks

 

January 22nd – February 9th

 

Weeks 22- 24

How did the U.S. obtain the western part of the country?

 

Why did people want to explore and settle The West?

 

What conflicts arose during Westward Expansion?

 

How did different factors influence human activities during Westward Expansion?

 

How did technology influence pilgrimage and settlement in The West?

 

 

 

2.SS-5-CS: Cultures and Societies

SS-5-CS-U-3: interactions among individuals and groups assume various forms (e.g., compromise, cooperation, conflict, competition) and are influenced by culture.

SS-5-CS-U-5: an understanding and appreciation of the diverse complexity of cultures is essential to interact effectively and work cooperatively with the many diverse ethnic and cultural groups of today

SS-5-CS-S-1.c: investigate factors that promoted cultural diversity in the history of the United States

4.SS-5-G: Geography

SS-5-G-U-2: patterns emerge as humans move, settle and interact on Earth’s surface and can be identified by examining the location of physical and human characteristics, how they are arranged and why they are in particular locations. Economic, political, cultural and social processes interact to shape patterns of human populations, interdependence, cooperation and conflict.

SS-5-G-U-4: people depend on, adapt to, and/or modify the environment to meet basic needs. Human actions modified the physical environment and in turn, the physical environment limited and/or promoted human activities in the settlement of the United States.

SS-5-G-S-2.b: locate and describe patterns of human settlement and explain how these patterns were influenced by the physical characteristics (e.g., climate, landforms, bodies of water) of places and regions in the United States

SS-5-G-S-3.b: analyze how the physical environment (e.g., mountains as barriers or protection, rivers as barriers or transportation) promoted and restricted human activities during the early settlement of the United States

SS-5-HP-U-2: the history of the United States can be analyzed by examining significant eras (Colonization and Settlement, Revolution and a New Nation, Expansion and Conflict, Industrialization and Immigration and the Twentieth Century) to develop a chronological understanding and recognize cause and effect relationships and multiple causation, tying past to present.     

SS-5-HP-U-4: geography, culture, and economics have a significant impact on historical perspectives and events.

SS-5-HP-S-1.b: explain and draw inferences about the importance of major events in United States history

SS-5-HP-S-1.d: explain reasons that individuals and groups explored and settled in the United States

SS-5-HP-S-3: investigate patterns across in U.S. history (e.g., major events/conflicts/culture; compare with major events/conflicts/culture to the present)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Explain patterns of human settlement in the early days of U.S.
  • Explain how settlement patterns influenced by physical characteristic.
  • Describe how different factors influence where human activities occur.
  • Describe how environment promoted/restricted human activities.
  • Examine patterns of movement/settlement in the U.S.
  • Explain how scarcity required people to make economic choices.
  • Describe important events that occurred in historical periods.
  • Use primary/secondary sources to describe historical events in U.S.
  • Explain how technology allows people to settle in inaccessible areas.

9

Industrial Revolution

 

2 weeks

 

February 12th – 23rd

 

Weeks 25 – 26

 

February 19th – President’s Day

What is the U.S. Industrial Revolution?

 

How does new knowledge and specialization increase human productivity?

 

How did people change the physical environment to meet their needs?

 

How did U.S. regions influence land use?

 

How did factors in one region of the U.S. impact other locations?

 

How does the Industrial Revolution lead to the Civil War?

 

 

 

 

2.SS-5-CS: Cultures and Societies

 

SS-5-CS-S-1.a: investigate cultural similarities and differences of diverse groups (e.g., English, French, Spanish and Dutch Colonists, West Africans, Immigrants of the 1800’s) during the early development of the United States

 

4.SS-5-G: Geography

SS-5-G-U-2: patterns emerge as humans move, settle and interact on Earth’s surface and can be identified by examining the location of physical and human characteristics, how they are arranged and why they are in particular locations. Economic, political, cultural and social processes interact to shape patterns of human populations, interdependence, cooperation and conflict.

SS-5-G-S-2.a: explain how places and regions in the U.S. are defined by their human characteristics (e.g., language, settlement patterns, religious beliefs) and physical characteristics (e.g., climate, landforms, bodies of water)

SS-5-G-S-2.b: locate and describe patterns of human settlement and explain how these patterns were influenced by the physical characteristics (e.g., climate, landforms, bodies of water) of places and regions in the United States  

SS-5-G-S-2.c: investigate how advances in technology (e.g., dams, roads, air conditioning, irrigation) over time have allowed people to settle in places previously inaccessible in the United States

SS-5-G-S-3: investigate how humans modify the physical environment

5.SS-5-HP: Historical Perspective

SS-5-HP-S-1.a: investigate and chronologically describe major events in United States history (e.g., using timelines, charts, fictional and report writing, role playing)

SS-5-HP-S-1.c: examine cause and effect relationships in the history of the United States; identify examples of multiple causes of major historical events

SS-5-HP-S-2.b: explore change over time (e.g., transportation, communication, education, technology, lifestyles and conditions) in the United States

 

 

 

 

 

  • Describe how different factors influence where human activities occur.
  • Explain how new knowledge and specialization increases productivity.
  • Explain how people changed physical environment to meet their needs.
  • Describe how individuals have different perspectives about land use.
  • Explain how scarcity required people to make economic choices.
  • Explain how factors in one location impact other locations.
  • Describe important events that occurred in historical periods.
  • Explain the cause of important historical events.
  • Explain the effects of important events in history.
  • Explain how technology allows people to settle in inaccessible areas.
  • Give examples of markets in different periods of U.S. history.

10

Civil War

 

4 weeks

 

February 26th – March 23rd

 

Weeks 27 - 30

What caused tensions between the Northern U.S. and the Southern U.S.?

 

What is a Civil War?

 

How do personal beliefs influence actions?

 

What major battles/events happened during the Civil War?

 

Why is the Civil War significant in U.S. history?

 

What was the outcome of the Civil War?

 

What effects does the Civil War have on the U.S. today?

 

2.SS-5-CS: Cultures and Societies

SS-5-CS-U-3: interactions among individuals and groups assume various forms (e.g., compromise, cooperation, conflict, competition) and are influenced by culture.

SS-5-CS-S-1.b: research the contributions of diverse groups to the culture (e.g., beliefs, traditions, literature, the arts) of the United States today

SS-5-CS-S-1.c: investigate factors that promoted cultural diversity in the history of the United States            

SS-5-CS-S-2: examine social institutions (e.g., family, religion, education, government, economy) in the United States and explain their functions

SS-5-CS-S-3: describe conflicts that occurred among and between diverse groups (e.g., Native Americans and the early Explorers, Native Americans and the Colonists, the British Government and the English Colonists, Native Americans and the U.S. Government) during the settlement of the United States; explain the causes of these conflicts and the outcomes

5.SS-5-HP: Historical Perspective

SS-5-HP-U-1: history is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature. A variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources) are needed to understand and analyze historical events.

SS-5-HP-U-2: the history of the United States can be analyzed by examining significant eras (Colonization and Settlement, Revolution and a New Nation, Expansion and Conflict, Industrialization and Immigration and the Twentieth Century) to develop a chronological understanding and recognize cause and effect relationships and multiple causation, tying past to present

SS-5-HP-U-4: geography, culture, and economics have a significant impact on historical perspectives and events.

SS-5-HP-S-2.a: examine factual and fictional accounts of significant historical events and people in United States history

SS-5-HP-S-2.b: explore change over time (e.g., transportation, communication, education, technology, lifestyles and conditions) in the United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Describe interactions between diverse groups in history of U.S.
  • Describe strategies for conflict resolution.
  • Explain how factors in one location impact other locations.
  • Describe important events that occurred in historical periods.
  • Use primary/secondary sources to describe historical events in U.S.
  • Explain the cause of important historical events.
  • Explain the effects of important events in history.

 

 

11

Economics

 

1 week

 

March 26th – 30th

 

Weeks 31

 

 

March 30th – Parent Teacher Conferences

 

April 2nd – 6th – Spring Break

What are economics?

 

What are the key components of economics?

 

How do economics influence my life?

 

3.SS-5-E: Economics

SS-5-E-U-1: the basic economic problem confronting individuals, groups and businesses in the United States today is scarcity: as a result of scarcity, economic choices and decisions must be made.               

SS-5-E-U-2: a variety of fundamental economic concepts (e.g., supply and demand, opportunity cost) impact individuals, groups and businesses in the United States today.          

SS-5-E-U-3: economic institutions are created to help individuals, groups and businesses accomplish common goals.               

SS-5-E-U-4: markets enable buyers and sellers to exchange goods and services.

SS-5-E-U-5: production, distribution and consumption of goods and services have changed over time in the United States.                SS-5-E-U-6: individuals, groups and businesses in the United States demonstrate interdependence as they make economic decisions about the use of resources (e.g., natural, human, capital) in the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

SS-5-E-S-1.a: investigate different kinds of resources (e.g., natural, human, capital)               

SS-5-E-S-1.b: explain how individuals and groups in the United States make economic decisions based upon limited productive resources (natural, human, capital) and give examples of how these decisions create interdependence between individuals, groups and businesses             

SS-5-E-S-2: demonstrate an understanding of how people deal with scarcity; explain the roles banks play in helping people deal with scarcity (e.g., loan money, save money, lines of credit, interest-bearing accounts)

SS-5-E-S-3: demonstrate an understanding of markets

SS-5-E-S-3.a: explain how goods and services are/were exchanged

 

  • Describe scarcity.
  • Explain how profits motivate individuals/businesses to take risks.
  • Explain similarities/differences of markets in different time periods.
  • Explain how competition among buyers /sellers influences prices.

12

Review

 

4 weeks

 

April 9th – May 4th

 

Weeks 32- 38

 

How does the history of the United States influence my life and decision people make today?

5.SS-5-HP: Historical Perspective

History is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature. A variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources) are needed to understand and analyze historical events. The history of the United States can be analyzed by examining significant eras (Colonization and Settlement, Revolution and a New Nation, Expansion and Conflict, Industrialization and Immigration and the Twentieth Century) to develop a chronological understanding and recognize cause and effect relationships and multiple causation, tying past to present.  The history of the United States has been impacted by significant individuals, groups and advances in technology.          

  • Describe social institutions in U.S., role in development of nation.
  • Examine patterns of movement/settlement in the U.S.
  • Explain how factors in one location impact other locations.
  • Describe important events that occurred in historical periods.
  • Use primary/secondary sources to describe historical events in U.S.
  • Explain the effects of important events in history.
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