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5th Grade Social Studies Teacher Guide
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This resource accompanies our Rethink 5th Grade Social Studies course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning. 

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Curriculum
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
02/13/2023
Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials
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Students assume the roles of detectives as they investigate the occurrences during the Salem Witch Trials. They also assume the roles of lawyers and explore the principles of American democracy through the documents and laws that are meant to protect citizens from such unjust treatment in modern history.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Constitution by Design
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This lesson deals with events that led to the creation of a new type of government in the United States changing from the Articles of Confederation to the designing, writing, and ratification of the United States Constitution. These events created a government that had never been tried before.

Provider:
CSCOPE
Date Added:
04/19/2017
Dear Mr. President
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In this activity, students will analyze the letter Grace Bedell wrote to President Abraham Lincoln, then write and send their own letters to the president of the United States.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Smithsonian National Museum
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Election
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In this lesson students will participate in an election. They will be asked to vote for one of four candidates wihtout knowing who they are or what they stand for. After the election, students will learn who the candidates were. This lesson is designed to help students understand that the security of freedom and individual rights in a democratic society depends upon a citizenry that remains informed.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration
Date Added:
04/21/2017
First Continental Congress, Second Continental Congress, & the Declaration of Independence
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Students will explore the Revolutionary period through the choices made by the Second Continental Congress. Students will participate in an activity in which they assume the role of a Congressional member in the year 1775 and devise a plan for America after the onset of war.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Grade 05 Social Studies Unit 06 Exemplar Lesson 01:Constitution by Design
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This lesson deals with events that led to the creation of a new type of government in the United States changing from the Articles of Confederation to the designing, writing, and ratification of the United States Constitution. These events created a government that had never been tried before.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CSCOPE
Date Added:
04/19/2017
Preparing for the Oath: Establishing Independence
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In this resource, students can learn more about America’s transition from colony to country through short videos, mini-activities, and practice questions in this segment of Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship. The eight questions included in this segment cover topics such as the Declaration of Independence, the War of Independence, and George Washington. This site was designed with the needs of recent immigrants in mind. It is written at a “low-intermediate” ESL level.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Smithsonian National Museum
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Preparing for the Oath: Establishing Independence - Lesson Plan
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This lesson is about important events and people that were part of the beginning of the United States, such as George Washington, the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and the War of Independence. Students will learn about George Washington as a symbol of American independence and freedom.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Date Added:
07/03/2017
Preparing for the Oath: Establishing Independence - Teacher Guide
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This Teacher Guide identifies the Civics Test questions covered in the theme, Establishing Independence. It also provides the instructional steps to familiarize teachers with the elements and navigation of the Preparing for the Oath - Establishing Independence student interactive so that they can be comfortable presenting it to their class.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Date Added:
07/03/2017
Preparing for the Oath: Responsibilities
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In this resource, students can explore the civic responsibilities of Americans through short videos, mini-activities, and practice questions in this segment of Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship. The four questions included in this segment cover taxes, selective service, jury duty, and the Naturalization Oath. This site was designed with the needs of recent immigrants in mind. It is written at a “low-intermediate” ESL level.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Smithsonian National Museum
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Preparing for the Oath: Responsibilities - Teacher Guide
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This Teacher Guide identifies the Civics Test questions covered in the theme, Responsibilities. It also provides the instructional steps to familiarize teachers with the elements and navigation of the Preparing for the Oath - Responsibilities student interactive so that they can be comfortable presenting it to their class.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Date Added:
07/03/2017
Rethink 5th Grade Social Studies- Course Package
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This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 5th Grade Social Studies. 

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Presentation
Vocabulary
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
02/20/2023
Rethink 5th Grade Social Studies Course for Non-Canvas Users
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This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 5th Grade Social Studies.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Presentation
Vocabulary
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
03/06/2023
The Story of North Carolina 360° Student Tour
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Explore 14,000 years of history from the NC Museum of History' exhibit, The Story of North Carolina in 360°—one gallery at a time. Designed with the student experience in mind, each tour features artifacts, photos, & videos.

Subject:
American History
Civics and Economics
Social Studies
Turning Points in American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Interactive
Primary Source
Simulation
Author:
NC Museum of History
Date Added:
08/30/2022