• globe                   Social Studies Curriculum


    Grade 5 Social Studies is based on the history and geography of the Western Hemisphere, including the development of cultures, civilizations, and empires; interaction between societies; and the comparison of the government and economic systems of modern nations. It also incorporates elements of archaeology. 



    EARLY PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS: The first humans in the Western Hemisphere modified their physical environment as well as adapted to their environment. 


    COMPLEX SOCIETIES AND CIVILIZATIONS: Between 1100 B.C.E. and 1500 C.E, complex societies and civilizations developed in the Western Hemisphere.


    EUROPEAN EXPLORATION AND ITS EFFECTS: Various European powers explored and eventually colonized the Western Hemisphere. This had a profound effect on Native Americans and led to the transatlantic slave trade.


    GEOGRAPHY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: Diverse geography of the Western Hemisphere has influenced human culture and settlement in distinct ways. 


    COMPARATIVE CULTURES: Countries of the Western Hemisphere are diverse and the cultures of these countries are rich and varied.


    GOVERNMENT: The political systems of the Western Hemisphere.


    ECONOMICS: Many of the countries of the Western Hemisphere trade with each other, as well as with other countries around the world.