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Social Studies: 5th Grade

In most schools, 5th grade curriculum focuses on United States history, beginning with the colonization of America and possibly continuing through the 20th century. As 5th graders learn about social studies, they are taught to analyze the reasons behind events, make connections, and compare those events. As in other grades, most social studies curricula are specific to a location, so consult your child’s teacher or your state’s social studies standards to find out which specific communities and aspects of the community will be covered.

           
To build social studies skills, your fifth grader:
           
Writes about what she learns in a traditional essay format. Learns about historical events through the context of geography and how it affected certain event outcomes. Researches, organizes, and presents her research on various topics, events, and figures. Discusses topics, focusing on using specific details, facts, and reasons to support her opinion. Uses technology to research both past and current events and topics. Deepens her understanding of government and civic responsibility (for instance, with books like A True Book: Civics: Serving on a Jury).
DK Workbooks: Geography, Fifth Grade: Learn and Explore Cover Image
By DK
$6.99
ISBN: 9781465444240
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Published: DK Children - February 2nd, 2016

Give Us the Vote!: Over Two Hundred Years of Fighting for the Ballot Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780823439577
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Published: Holiday House - February 4th, 2020

Timelines of Everything Cover Image
By DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781465474933
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Published: DK Children - October 30th, 2018

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #2) Cover Image
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807049396
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - July 23rd, 2019

A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror (For Young People Series) Cover Image
By Howard Zinn, Rebecca Stefoff (Contributions by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781583228692
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Published: Triangle Square - June 2nd, 2009

A Queer History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #1) Cover Image
By Michael Bronski, Richie Chevat (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807056127
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Published: Beacon Press - June 11th, 2019

The Power Book: What is it, Who Has it and Why? Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781782409274
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Published: Ivy Kids - October 1st, 2019