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  Fifth Grade Social Studies

USA Studies Weekly-Ancient America to Reconstruction is an effective learning tool to help students prepare for state testing, with non-fiction reading and comprehension. Sail with Columbus, watch the signing of the Constitution or escape from slavery on the Underground Railroad. This classroom periodical is based on common social studies benchmarks related to the study of United States history. Each weekly newspaper contains a lesson on U.S. history, geography, culture, or economics. Other features are a current event that relates to the lesson being presented, a biographical spotlight featuring prominent historic and contemporary citizens, a crossword puzzle, think and review exercises, a comic strip, web surfing links and more.

In 2005, after thorough evaluation, USA Studies Weekly was recommended by the Florida state adoption committee to be state adopted as a major classroom tool by the Florida State Department of Education. In addition to being adopted in Florida, the publication is also used by more than 39,000 students nationwide. USA Studies Weekly is great for traditional classroom use as well as home school applications.
USA Studies Weekly consists of 24 colorful student newspapers delivered in four installments, each containing six weekly units of study. Each classroom subscription of 20 or more copies includes a workbook containing weekly mini-assessments, quarterly assessments, and tutorial assessments. An extended teacher edition is included with each subscription for ten or more copies. The teacher edition contains guided reading strategies, discussion questions, word wall words, words to know, literature links, language arts connections, math connections, ESE strategies, in-depth background articles on United States history, and much more. You will also have access to our website so you can download a soft copy of all assessments, black line masters, graphic organizers, and much more.

USA Studies Weekly-1865 to the Present will take your students on a standards-based trip from the close of the Civil War through the present day. Each weekly newspaper contains a fascinating lesson on U.S. history, geography, culture, or economics. There is also a current event that relates to the lesson being presented, a biographical spotlight featuring prominent historic and contemporary citizens, a crossword puzzle, a comic strip, and more.

A teacher supplement is included with each subscription for ten or more copies. The teacher supplement for each weekly newspaper contains discussion questions, answers to crossword puzzles and other activities, a weekly assessment and more. USA Studies Weekly comes in 28 colorful student editions shipped in four installments, each containing seven weekly units of study.

USA Studies Weekly-Ancient America to the Present teaches the history of the United States from front to back, all in a single subscription. You'll find each issue to be a vital tool for unfolding the history of our nation before your students' eyes! Each weekly unit contains a lesson on U.S. history, geography, culture, or economics. There is also a current event, a biographical spotlight featuring prominent historic and contemporary citizens, a crossword puzzle, a comic strip, and more.

USA Studies Weekly comes in 36 weekly units delivered in four shipments, each containing nine weekly curriculum newspapers. An extended teacher edition is included with each subscription for 10 or more copies. The teacher edition contains guided reading strategies, discussion questions, word wall words, words to know, literature links, language arts connections, math connections, ESE strategies, in depth background articles on United States history, and much more.

This is an ideal tool to help students prepare for non-fiction reading comprehension testing, or other state testing. It is also ideal for home school United States history and social studies.

States that have their own fifth grade social studies publication include Arkansas, California, Florida, Iowa and Massachusetts.