Social Studies

Note: The outline and order shown here is to help you get a general idea of what we learn in fifth grade. However, please be aware that the exact topics, order and materials used may vary in order to best meet the needs of the 5CK learners.

In 2023, IPSD 204 transitioned to TCI’s Social Studies Alive curriculum.

Unit 1: America’s Geographic Setting

  • Geography of the United States
  • Native Americans and Their Land
  • Native American Cultural Regions
  • How and Why Europeans Came to the Americas
  • Routes of Exploration to the Americas

Unit 2: Colonial Times

  • Early English Settlements
  • Comparing the Colonies
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Life in Colonial Williamsburg

Unit 3: The American Revolution

  • Tensions Grow Between the Colonies and Great Britain
  • To Declare Independence or Not
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The American Revolution

Unit 4: Civics and Economics in America

  • The Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Our Role in Government
  • Sharing America’s Economy

unit 5: Manifest Destiny to Today

  • Manifest Destiny. and Settling the West
  • The Diverse Peoples of the West
  • The Causes of the Civil War
  • The Civil War
  • The Modern United States


Scholastic Ordering

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5CK Super Star Values

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Curiousity