Welcome to 5th Grade Social Studies! My name is Mrs. Rodriguez and I will be teaching Social Studies to all 5th graders in room 26.
Our first unit of focus is on The First Americans. Students will be learning about the four cultural regions that developed among the American Indians. We will end this unit with a diorama project due on October 6th.
Standards addressed include:
H-SS 5.1 Students describe the major pre-Columbian settlements, including the cliff dwellers and pueblo people of the desert Southwest, the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest, the nomadic nations of the Great Plains, and the woodland peoples east of the Mississippi River.
5.1.1 Describe how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the natural environment, including villages, the distinct structures that they built, and how they obtained food, clothing, tools, utensils.
5.1.2 Describe their varied customs and folklore traditions.
5.1.3 Explain their varied economies and systems of government.