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:
     9/18/17:We are going to be wrapping up our unit on the Civil War this week and moving on to Reconstruction
    Students will be given a unit test covering the Civil War and Reconstruction on Oct. 6th and will be given a study guide on Monday, October 2nd to prepare. The standards we have covered include: 
SS5H1 The student will explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War.
a.     Identify Uncle Tom’s Cabin and John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, and explain how each of these events was related to the Civil War.
b.     Discuss how the issues of states’ rights and slavery increased tensions between the North and South.
c.     Identify major battles and campaigns: Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Appomattox Court House.
d.     Describe the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
e.     Describe the effects of war on the North and South.
Standards that will be covered within the next two weeks include:
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. 

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.