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Students will examine early colonization in the U.S., , , , ,
Students will explain reasons for colonization and read about the Lost Colony of Roanoke., , , ,
Students will compare the New England, Middle and Southern Colonies., , , , , , ,
Students will discuss Triangular Trade and slavery in the Colonies., , , , , , ,
Students will discuss the conflicts between Colonists and the British., , , , ,
Students will study the conflict and events leading up to American independence., , , , ,
Students will discuss the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War., , ,
Students will learn about the Constitutional Convention and the branches of government., , , ,
Students will study the Bill of Rights and the process required to amend the Constitution., ,
Students will discuss ancient civilizations and tribes and compare cultural aspects by region., , , , ,
Students will compare types of maps and discuss map features.,
Students will recognize and label names of states, capitals and territories., , , , , , ,
Students will examine the beginnings of the movement westward., , , , , ,
Students will discuss the causes, events and effects of the War of 1812., ,
Students will learn about the Trail of Tears and study the industrial revolution., , , , , , ,
Students will study how events before the Civil War expanded U.S. territory., , ,
Students will discuss how the migration of settlers affected American Indians and learn about immigrants from Europe and Asia., ,
Students will compare life in the North and the South in the years leading up to the Civil War., , , , ,
Students will discuss conflicts that eventually led to the Civil War., , ,
Students will discuss the secession of southern states and the beginning of the Civil War., ,
Students will study some battles of the war and the role of women in the war., ,
Students will examine Lincoln’s plan to reunite the North and South and read about his assassination in 1865.,
Students will describe how the industrial revolution changed communication/transportation., , ,
Students will learn about life in the early 20th century., , ,
Students will discuss World War I and the Great Depression., , ,
Students will study Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal., , ,
Students will examine some events of WWII., , ,
Students will discuss how life for Americans changed after WWII. They will study the Korean and Cold Wars and will examine the race to put men into space., , ,
Students will study the major leaders and events of the civil rights movement. They will also learn about the moon landing., ,
Students will study the continuation of tensions between the U.S. and Russia, as well as oil and nuclear crises. They will also learn about Presidents Nixon and Reagan., , ,
Students will explore some technologies that brought the U.S. into the Information Age., , ,
Students will discuss the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and the war on terrorism. They will also learn about General Colin Powell and the election of Barack Obama., ,
K-5 Required to Read 50% Informational Text - Meet or exceed the 50% Informational Text requirement in your state with Studies Weekly. Teach CCSS-aligned Social Studies and Science content during your literacy block!
Staircase of Complexity - Lexile levels gradually increase over the course of each grade level. We provide researched-based lesson plans with scaffolding/differentiated instruction so that all students succeed.
Text-Based Answers - Students are required to write about what they read, perform additional research, cite sources and consider other points of view. Assessment questions require students to recall, examine and analyze the text they have read.
Writing from Sources - Students will develop research and media skills using primary and secondary sources. We provide 2.0 digital tool suggestions for creating online products like videos, avatars, posters and slide shows.
Academic Vocabulary - With domain-specific vocabulary for each lesson, our lesson plans help you teach students how to determine the meaning of unknown words within a text (CCSS for ELA RI.4).
Computer-Based, Machine-Scored Assessment for Grades 3-5 - Online assessment is provided at eStudiesweekly.com. With instant analysis, including pie charts for every question, you.ll identify where re-teaching or additional test-taking strategies are needed.
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