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: Voyage of Discovery
Fifth graders who have joined the Voyage of Discovery will retrace the steps of the Lewis and Clark expedition. We'll move along their historical route, pausing at selected points. Click here for more information.
Important Dates to Remember:
October 12-13, 2016 - Angel Island Overnight Living History
November 10, 2016 - Explorers/Biography Presentation Day
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
December 15, 2016 - Colonial Celebration
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Note - there will be a Christmas theme at this event.)
January 17, 2017 - Fieldtrip to the Old Sacramento Railroad Museum
February 9, 2017 - Walk Through American History
11:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m. (This is a team event, participants will need to prepare to stay for the entire day.)
May 11, 2017- Transcontinental Railroad
9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Grades 4 & 5 with siblings. Siblings K-3 will have separate train activities in room 81. In order to accommodate students and adequately prepare for activities, registration will be open from March 1 and will close on March 31.