G5-Social Studies

UNIT 1: EARLY PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS

  • Early Americans
  • The Routes of the first Americans
  • Life in Pre-historic Times
  • Adapting to Places
  • Changing the Environment
  • Understanding the Natural Resources
  • The native American tribes

UNIT 2: COMPLEX SOCIETIES AND CIVILIZATIONS

  • Mesoamerican Civilizations
  • Andean Civilization
  • Governments of Ancient American Civilizations

UNIT 3: EUROPEAN EXPLORATION AND ITS EFFECTS

  • The Vikings
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Amerigo Vespucci
  • Other People Who Visited America
  • Early Explorers in America
  • The Sword, the Cross, and The Measles
  • Hernando Cortes and the Aztecs
  • Francisco Pizarro and the Incas
  • The English and the Dutch
  • The Columbian Exchange
  • The Colonial Trade
  • The Middle Passage
  • Slave Trade

UNIT 4: GEOGRAPHY IN WESTERN HEMISPHERE

  • Physical maps that reflect varied climate zones, landforms, bodies of water, and natural resources of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Regions within the Western Hemisphere that share common identifiable characteristics such as physical, political, economic, or cultural features
  • The physical environment that influences human population distribution, land use, and other forms of economic activity.

UNIT 5: COMPARATIVE CULTURES

  • Varied characteristics and contributions of the countries of the Western Hemisphere that distinguish them from other countries.
  • A variety of concerns and issues specific to each region of the Western Hemisphere.

UNIT 6: GOVERNMENT

  • Government structures, functions, and founding documents that vary from place to place in the countries of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Legal, political, and historic documents that define the values, beliefs, and principles of constitutional democracy.
  • Equality and civil rights or sovereignty of the different groups of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Multinational organizations and nongovernmental organizations in the Western Hemisphere

UNIT 7: ECONOMICS

  • Different types of economic systems that have developed across time and place within the Western Hemisphere
  • Peoples of the Western Hemisphere that have engaged in a variety of economic activities to meet their needs and wants.
  • Countries that trade with the other countries to meet economic needs and wants.