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Fifth Grade Lesson Plans for History and Social Studies Subjects

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Middle School Social Studies: Columbus Day–Alternative Points of View

Objective: Students will explore the complexity of feelings surrounding Columbus’s landing by envisioning the story from multiple points of view. Materials:  Students should have basic art supplies to draw a picture/write a brief reaction to the story. Anticipatory Set: Discuss the idea …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5, 6  

Did Leonardo da Vinci’s Curiosity and Detailed Drawings Influence Communities Around the World?

Title – Did Leonardo da Vinci’s Curiosity and Detailed Drawings Influence Communities Around the World? By – Mary Mills Primary Subject – Social Studies Secondary Subjects – Science, Language Arts Duration – 1-2 weeks Note: For another multidisciplinary Leonardo da Vinci lesson …

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Subjects:

Language Arts, Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

Causes of American Revolution

Overview This kit provides teachers and other educators with the materials and guidance to help fourth grade students understand the reasons that the British colonists elected to declare their independence from King George III between the years 1763-1776. As a part of …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5  

No Taxation Without Representation

For Jeff Reed, a 4th grade teacher at Sag Harbor Elementary School, KIDS DISCOVER isn’t just a tool for reading and learning– it’s a catalyst for innovation in the classroom. When Jeff approached us with his idea to hold a classroom trial …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5  

A Lesson Plans Page Social Studies Lesson Plan, Thematic Unit, Activity, Worksheet, or Teaching Idea in Civics, American History, Geography, or Government

Soon Duck Huh Title: The Civil War Grade Level: Grade 5 Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes Performance Expectations: The student will: state the differences that led the North and the South engage in a Civil War. explain and clarify the concept …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5  

Mardi Gras Parade

Title – Mardi Gras Parade Primary Subject – Social Studies Grade Level – 2-5 The schools in New Orleans are closed for Mardi Gras. We have a lot of local parades and parties during that time – nothing about pancakes. Our local …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5  

Apprentice Questions – Shipwright

Apprentice Questions Shipbuilder, Mapmaker, Carpenter, Armourer, Physician, Butcher, Astronomer You are to be apprenticed to a Shipbuilder, Mapmaker, Carpenter, Armourer, Physician, Butcher, or Astronomer readying for a lengthy voyage Consider: – What are all of the materials that would be needed for …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

Apprentice Questions – Printer

Apprentice Questions Master Printer You are to be apprenticed to a Master Printer setting up a new print shop in England. Consider: – What are all of the materials that would be needed for setting up a new print shop? For this …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

Apprentice Questions – Doctor

Apprentice Questions Barber / Surgeon, Physician, Herbalist (Apothecary) You are to be apprenticed to a Barber / Surgeon, Physician, Herbalist (Apothecary) to staff a new hospital. Consider: – Name of your guild? Who is allowed into your guild? Special features of your …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

Apprentice Questions – Lawyer, Judge, Banker

Apprentice Questions Lawyer, Judge, Banker You are to be apprenticed to a Lawyer, Judge, or Banker to prepare for an upcoming trial Consider: – Name of your guild? Who is allowed into your guild? Special features of your guild? Terms and vocabulary …

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Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

Apprentice Questions – Artist

Apprentice Questions Artist, Glassblower, Sculptor, Musician, Musical Instrument Maker, Composer You are to be apprenticed to an Artist, Glassblower, Sculptor, Musician, Musical Instrument Maker or Composer to prepare for a festival or wedding feast or to work on art commissioned for a …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

Apprentice Questions – Architect

Apprentice Questions Architect You are to be apprenticed to an Architect designing a Palatial Estate, Cathedral, Hospital, University, Globe Theatre, place of business, designing a town mall (marketplace). Consider: – Name of your guild? Philosophy of design? Terms and vocabulary unique to …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

Let’s Meet The Renaissance!

Let’s Meet The Renaissance! In previous class readings, discussions and projects, the Middle Ages was reviewed as a time of struggle and subjugation of individual freedoms, including intellectual pursuits, religious beliefs, human rights and ownership through servitude, and warfare over properties, territories …

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Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

Indians of the Woodlands

Title – Indians of the Woodlands By – Erin Bealonis Primary Subject – Social Studies Grade Level – 3-6 Note from LessonPlansPage.com: Even though this lesson teaches from an unnamed textbook and is specific to the Haida and Iroquois Indians which may …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

3, 4, 5, 6  

Benjamin’s Famous Maxims Worksheet

Homepage  Unit Overview  Objectives and Key Concepts  Lesson Plan Objectives  References   Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5 Unit Test Ben and Me Benjamin Franklin’s Famous Maxims Benjamin Franklin is famous for many reasons and one of them …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grade:

5  

My Private Dictionary

Homepage Unit Overview Objectives and Key Concepts Lesson Plan Objectives References Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Unit Test   Ben and Me My Private Dictionary   This dictionary belongs to:__________________________________   Directions: 1. The words that go …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

3, 4, 5  

Daily Journal Sheets

Homepage Unit Overview Objectives and Key Concepts Lesson Plan Objectives References Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5   Unit Test   Ben and Me The purpose of the Daily Journal is for students to gain ownership over their …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

3, 4, 5  

Mouse Shaped Journal Cover

Homepage Unit Overview Objectives and Key Concepts Lesson Plan Objectives References   Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Unit Test Ben and Me The Mouse Shaped Journal Cover Students can cut out, color, and glue the mouse to …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12  

Unit Overview

  Ben and Me   Unit Overview The text that follows is my attempt at justifying the importance of using fiction to teach history. Notice that I have cleverly mentioned several educational theories and threw in some famous names. That’s just to …

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Social Studies  

Grade:

5  

Lesson Plan Objectives

  Ben and Me   Lesson Plan Objectives Lesson Plan Objectives: l Lesson 1: Who Was Benjamin Franklin, Really? Objective: Students will be able to identify traits that represent Benjamin Franklin and then evaluate Internet sites or articles from a interactive encyclopedia …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grade:

5  

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