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Overview of 5th grade Social Studies
Old 06-27-2012, 08:57 PM
 
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A lot of these ideas can work with Common Core.


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Thank you for sharing
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I was glad to see this because I wanted to know how other teachers teach 5th grade Social Studies. Thanks!!
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I loved the idea of Creating a Colony
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Can you tell me how to find out more about this. I teach 4th SS in TN and our curriculum is very close to yours. I do an Indian dwelling project in September (we begin school Aug 1st) and after Christmas I have tehm complete a biography poster.
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Kugelmom, is this your document?

Have you ever used the Easy Simulations series? The best one is on the explorers. It is the favorite part of the year for my students.
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Simulations, etc.
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I am big on simulations in social studies, and students just love them. For a colony building one, I found, and started to adapt, a simulation based on this one, which I was not entirely pleased with:
http://www.interact-simulations.com/...#D9gyQhT1_Hqwg
(and it is pricey!)

In the past, I have done sort of a Farmtown on Facebook style colony building simulation, where groups earn "colony points" for homework. They advance through stages of a colony by purchasing a butcher, baker, etc.

There is also a colony simulation by Teacher Created materials. Good stuff, but again, I have yet to find, or fully create, the "perfect colony" simulation.

KNOW THIS, TAKE NOTE OF THIS, DO THIS!!!

What is "this?" This is the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. It was the best thing I have ever done, academically. I went last summer.
http://www.history.org/history/teaching/tchsti.cfm

It was phenomenal. I applied for and received a scholarship for a full week, all expenses paid, amazing, hands(and feet)-on experience. Also, check out www.hhistory.org for some fabulous curriculum ideas.

The only down side was that I stayed way too long on the Colonies! There was too much stuff!

They also have a free electronic field trip coming up in the fall on the 1800 election, which was a nasty one!


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Yes on Colonial Williamsburg
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I will be doing this next summer! Can't wait. However, wanted to pass along that the teacher that went last year told me that instead of trying to teach ALL the colonies she did an overview of them all and then honed in one one: Williamsburg. I really like that idea and plan to do that as well this year.
I also am concerned about spending too much time on one area so I am mapping out my year and will have to stick to that plan (give or take a bit, of course!) I find that having a yearly plan really does help me stay on track.
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Well, when you come back with your gobs of free stuff, good luck keeping to your schedule, ha ha!

If you have Social Studies Alive, there is a whole chapter on Williamsburg.

The electronic field trips are fabulous, and the kids really liked them. I am working all summer on a curriculum plan so I can get "back to the garden." And speaking of gardens, the CW vegetable garden is just beautiful. I have been making a wattle fence for my garden which is no three feet long and one foot high. Those people did NOT need to go to the gym!
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Thank you!
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Thank you so much for sharing this! I don't have any other colleauges to talk with and exchnge ideas with so I'm on my own. This will be my 4th year teaching 5th grade and I still don't have a complete handle on the SS curriculum. I always change things every year! It's very helpful to see how other teachers teach it. Thanks again!
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Study guide
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"We learn about the key people who created colonies including: Anne Hutchinson, William Penn, Roger Williams, John Winthrop and John Smith. I have a test and study guide for this."

I saw this in your word document. Would you be willing to share?

I am teaching this for the first time this year. Thanks!
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Important Colonists Study Guide
Old 08-11-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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Here is a Study Guide. You can create a test based on these important people and information.


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Thank you, Thank you
Old 08-12-2012, 07:54 AM
 
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Thanks so much for your generosity. It is so kind of PTers to share. 5th grade SS is one of my favorite subjects to teach. I teach a section of 5th and 6th graders at the same time, on two different topics US history and 6th is Western Hemisphere with concentration on Canada and Latin America. Always looking for great ideas- thanks again.
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Thanks for sharing this. I can't wait to use it this year.
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