Social Studies

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Below you will find the link for our 5th grade social studies textbook. Students can go to, click on eservices and type in the user and password. 

The direct link is : eduplace textbook resource
user: cobbstudent5             
password: password

Social Studies games to practice concepts in a fun way

Mrs. Rivas' Quizlet Page:

 This week in Social Studies:
     11/10/17:We are going to be focusing on  invention and innovation at the Turn of the Century. 

Standards that will be covered within this unit include:
SS5H3 The student will describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century.

b. Describe the impact on American life of the Wright brothers (flight), George Washington Carver (science), Alexander Graham Bell (communication), and Thomas Edison (electricity). 
c. Explain how William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt expanded America’s role in the world; include the Spanish-American War and the building of the Panama Canal. 
d. Describe the reasons people emigrated to the United States, from where they emigrated, and where they settled. 

For extra reading or practice  please use the online textbook link above or the resources 
that are given below. Thanks :)  

a. Describe the role of the cattle trails in the late 19th century; include the Black Cowboys of Texas, the Great Western Cattle Trail, and the Chisholm Trail.
e. Describe the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans; include the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the relocation of Native Americans to reservations. explains the Dawes Act

This video from explains the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. 

For a more in depth look at the west, you and your family can visit the Booth Museum, here in Georgia! Here is a link for the Faces of the West Exhibit

SS5H2 The student will analyze the effects of Reconstruction on American life.
 a. Describe the purpose of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. 
b. Explain the work of the Freedmen’s Bureau. 
c. Explain how slavery was replaced by sharecropping and how African-Americans were prevented from exercising their newly won rights; include a discussion of Jim Crow laws and customs. 

Brainpop Video on Reconstruction- (remember to login using your student id and password -read)

Civil War Resource Links:

Civil War Biographies

Harriet Beecher Stowe:

 Fredrick Douglass:

Thomas "Stonewall Jackson":

Sojourner Truth:

Clara Barton:

Jefferson Davis:

Harriet Tubman

Abraham Lincoln:

Ulysses S. Grant:

Robert E. Lee:

Dred Scott:

John Brown:

8/18/2017: Students will be learning about the Causes of the Civil War. We will be using many different types of mediums, maps, and primary sources to be able to explain and describe the tensions between the North and the South during this era of our nation's history.  Once we do that  we will move on to Civil War as a whole.

Students will be learning about the Bill of Rights and the amendments that protect our freedoms and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. We are using a mixed collection of mediums such as music, videos, books and writing to memorize these inalienable rights as prescribed to us by our Constitution. The standards we will be focused on this week are:

SS5CG1 Explain how a citizen’s rights are protected under the U.S. Constitution.
a.       Explain the responsibilities of a citizen.
b.       Explain the concept of due process of law and describe how the U.S. Constitution protects a citizen’s rights by due process.
 SS5CG2 Explain the process by which amendments to the U.S. Constitution are made.
a.       Explain the amendment process outlined in the Constitution.

b.       Describe the purpose for the amendment process.