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Weekly Curriculum Map / Standards Correlation

Standards Coverage

August-September

Week 1: How Did It All Begin?

Students will examine early colonization in the U.S. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:11

Week 2: English Settlements

Students will explain reasons for colonization and read about the Lost Colony of Roanoke. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:18, H&SS5-6:12, H&SS5-6:13, H&SS5-6:16, H&SS5-6:17

Week 3: Comparing Colonies

Students will compare the New England, Middle and Southern Colonies. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:18, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:12, H&SS5-6:13, H&SS5-6:16, H&SS5-6:17

Week 4: Slavery in the Colonies

Students will discuss Triangular Trade and slavery in the Colonies. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:18, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:12, H&SS5-6:16, H&SS5-6:17

Week 5: Tension Between the Colonies and Britain

Students will discuss the conflicts between Colonists and the British. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:16

Week 6: Independence May Be the Only Answer

Students will study the conflict and events leading up to American independence. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:14, H&SS5-6:16

Week 7: Celebrate Freedom!

Students will discuss the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:15, H&SS5-6:16

Week 8: Constitution

Students will learn about the Constitutional Convention and the branches of government. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:14, H&SS5-6:15

Week 9: Government of the People

Students will study the Bill of Rights and the process required to amend the Constitution. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:14, H&SS5-6:15

October-December

Week 10: American Indian Nations

Students will discuss ancient civilizations and tribes and compare cultural aspects by region. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:13

Week 11: Geography

Students will compare types of maps and discuss map features. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:11

Week 12: U.S. States and Regions

Students will recognize and label names of states, capitals and territories. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:11

Week 13: Looking to the West

Students will examine the beginnings of the movement westward. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:20, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:12, H&SS5-6:13, H&SS5-6:16

Week 14: The War of 1812

Students will discuss the causes, events and effects of the War of 1812. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:13, H&SS5-6:16

Week 15: U.S. in the 19th Century

Students will learn about the Trail of Tears and study the industrial revolution. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:12

Week 16: Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War

Students will study how events before the Civil War expanded U.S. territory. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:20, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:12, H&SS5-6:16

Week 17: Immigration

Students will discuss how the migration of settlers affected American Indians and learn about immigrants from Europe and Asia. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:20, H&SS5-6:12, H&SS5-6:13

Week 18: Industry vs. Agriculture

Students will compare life in the North and the South in the years leading up to the Civil War. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:20, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:12, H&SS5-6:13, H&SS5-6:14, H&SS5-6:15, H&SS5-6:16, H&SS5-6:17

January-February

Week 19: Trouble Between the States

Students will discuss conflicts that eventually led to the Civil War. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:20, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:12, H&SS5-6:13, H&SS5-6:14, H&SS5-6:15, H&SS5-6:16, H&SS5-6:17

Week 20: The Civil War

Students will discuss the secession of southern states and the beginning of the Civil War. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:14, H&SS5-6:15, H&SS5-6:16

Week 21: The War Continues

Students will study some battles of the war and the role of women in the war. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:14, H&SS5-6:15, H&SS5-6:16

Week 22: Reconstruction

Students will examine Lincoln’s plan to reunite the North and South and read about his assassination in 1865. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:14, H&SS5-6:15, H&SS5-6:16

Week 23: Changes in Industry and Transportation

Students will describe how the industrial revolution changed communication/transportation. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:10, H&SS5-6:20, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:12

March-May

Week 24: Changing Times

Students will learn about life in the early 20th century. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:16, H&SS5-6:17

Week 25: World War I and the Great Depression

Students will discuss World War I and the Great Depression. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:19, H&SS5-6:20, H&SS5-6:16, H&SS5-6:17

Week 26: The New Deal

Students will study Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:19, H&SS5-6:20, H&SS5-6:16, H&SS5-6:17

Week 27: World War II

Students will examine some events of WWII. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:16

Week 28: Two More Wars and the Space Race Begins

Students will examine some key events of the 1950s. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:11, H&SS5-6:16

Week 29: The Civil Rights Movement

Students will describe events of the Civil Rights Movement. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:16

Week 30: America the Superpower

Students will discuss events of the late 20th century. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:18, H&SS5-6:16

Week 31: The Information Age

Students will explore some technologies that brought the U.S. into the Information Age. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:18, H&SS5-6:16

Week 32: The War on Terrorism

Students will discuss the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and the war on terrorism. H&SS5-6:2, H&SS5-6:4, H&SS5-6:3, H&SS5-6:1, H&SS5-6:5, H&SS5-6:6, H&SS5-6:7, H&SS5-6:8, H&SS5-6:9, H&SS5-6:18, H&SS5-6:16

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