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Grade 5 - Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

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What does every day social studies inquiry look like?
Check out this 5th Grade Social Studies Lesson "Presidential Advisors: Should We Go To War?" For lesson resources and more videos visit the Everyday Inquiry in Elementary Social Studies Video Series​



Content Resources

5th Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence for Social Studies

Teacher Notes

Fifth Grade Teacher Notes

Teacher Content Videos

America at the Turn of the Century

America’s Involvement in WW I

Banking and the Stock Market Crash of 1929

Cattle Trails

Civic/Government Understandings

The Civil Rights Movement

Communism and the Cold War

Cultural Developments and Individual Contributions of the 1920’s

Geographic Understandings

The Great Depression and the New Deal

Modern America

Technology in the Second Half of the Last Century

World War II

Instructional Resources

5th Grade Curriculum Map

Fifth Grade Curriculum Map

Resources for Any Unit

​Sample Lesson

Unit 1

Sample UnitConnecting Themes 

Unit 2

Sample Unit Citizenship, Business, and the Government Source Set
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Unit 3

Sample Unit Bigger, Better, Faster: The Changing Nation Source Set

Unit 4

Sample Unit War and Prosperity Source Set
Social Studies Lab World War I: How do we remember war? PPT

Unit 5

Sample Unit The Great Depression and the New Deal Source Set Stock Market Simulation

Unit 6

Sample Unit Another World War Source Set
Sample Lesson

Unit 7

Sample Unit War Turns ColdSource Set
Sample Lesson

Unit 8

Sample Unit Civil Rights Address Civil WrongsSource Set

Unit 9

Sample Unit​ United States from 1975 to the Digital AgeSource Set

Unit 10

Sample UnitBuilding a Budget

Instructional Activity Videos

Turn of the Century and Arts Integration – 5H1b

Babe Ruth and Infographics – 5H2b

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