SEBASTIAN CHARTER JUNIOR HIGH
FIFTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE OUTLINE 2014-15
MR. SCHMIDT INSTRUCTOR
TEXT: SOCIAL STUDIES, THE UNITED STATES (Scott Foresman)
The COURSE ORGANIZER gives a general overview of the course standards, questions, and sequence of concepts for the academic year.
Fifth grade Social Studies is introduced to the students through a review of geography, our varied population, government and free enterprise, then, finally, the diverse regions of our country. It then takes us back in time to an understanding of the first inhabitants of the North and South American continents as well as making comparisons to modern day “tribes” around the world. The course makes a connection between the New World and the European continent as well as discusses and shows life in the colonies, the southwest, and middle America. The American Revolution and independence comes next as well as the transition from a colony to self-government and its growing pains. Finally, we approach and enter the 20th and 21st Century with its conflicts, leaders, and contemporary issues.