5th Grade: American History
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.
Important Dates to Remember:
November 4, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Explorers/Biography Presentation Day
Registration will open October 1, 2021
Third, Fourth & Fifth graders may participate in this event. We will have additional events for K-2 in a separate room. Activities include: Compass navigation; design of a compass rose and presentations of historical biography project. (Guidelines for this project are available through your EC or on the HCS website.) For more information click HERE
December 8, 2021
10:00 a.m. 11:30a.m. 11:45- 3:30 p.m.
Colonial Celebration Tea and Walk Through American History
Registration will become available November 1, 2021
These events will be available for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students and siblings. We will also offer activities for K-2 siblings in the morning. The afternoon Walk Through will only be for 3-5th grade students.
A Colonial Celebration - We will be sharing a Christmas tea with caroling, colonial crafts, and then we will prepare for our American Revolution Walk Through activities to learn more about some main events of the American Revolution. Activities include: Rope making; Stenciling; Candle making; Cornhusk dolls; games; food! Colonial costumes are encouraged, but not required. See the HCS website for ideas.
Walk Through the American Revolution. This fast paced program is an engaging way to learn about the people and events of the American Revolution. Please be aware that this is a team event and a firm commitment is needed when signing up. (See www.californiaweekly.com for more info.)
May 6, 2022
9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
The Transcontinental Railroad
Registration will be posted in March 2022
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.
Coming May 2023!!
The Oregon Trail
4th & 5th Grade Families
The entire family is encouraged to navigate the 2000 mile Oregon Trail (the entire Hickman campus) in your own wagon party. Students will take their "covered wagon" across the Blue Mountains; navigate the "waters" of the Columbia River; trade with helpful Native Americans and encounter many other places and situations along the trail. Students will celebrate their journey of a lifetime in Oregon City (the auditorium) at an ol' fashion square dance.