5th Grade: American History
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Overview Yearly Schedule
Units of Study
1: First Americans
2: Cultures Meet (Explorers)
3. Settling the Colonies
4. American Revolution
5: Governing the Nation
6: Western Expansion
Harcourt Reflections Text
Come and celebrate the 5th grade year as we explore our American heritage together. The list of study units will provide an overview of the topics to be covered.
T3: Jedidiah's Journey
We invite 5th & 4th graders to take a look at the forces that shaped California as we follow the travels of Jedediah Smith as he explored in the 1820’s. Click here for more information.
Important Dates to Remember:
October 24-25, 2018 Angel Island Overnight Living History Experience
5th graders (and upperclassmen who have not attended previously) have a unique opportunity once again this year to participate in an educational and exciting living history overnight program held at Angel Island State Park in the San Francisco Bay Area. Limited spaces are available - prior registration and mandatory meeting are required.
November 8, 2018 - Explorers/Biography Presentation Day
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Third, Fourth & Fifth graders may participate in this event. We will have additional events for K-2 in a separate room. The entire family is invited to the Explorer's Potluck.
December 14, 2018- Colonial Celebration
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The entire family is invited to attend. (Note - there will be a Christmas theme at this event.)
February 8, 2019 - Walk Through American History
11:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m. Fifth graders will have priority for this event. Additional siblings, 3rd grade and up will be asked to attend if needed. (This is a team event, participants will need to prepare to stay for the entire day.)
May 10, 2019- The Transcontinental Railroad
9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 4th & 5th grade students will be divided into two teams: the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad. While learning about the facts behind the Railroad, students will compete by completing various physical and mental activities to see which team will lay the most track.