Welcome to Social Studies in 5th Grade!!!




Did you know that 10,000 - 40,000 years ago people used the Bering Strait Land Bridge and they began coming to the America's from Asia? In the next two chapters we will be learning of different cultures that helped shape the world as we know it today.We will be learning about the early life of the Anasazi, Aztec, Inca, Iroquois, Great Plains, Hopi, and Northwest Coast Native Americans and how these early cultures developed in different parts of North America. You will we required to do a a project to showcase these different cultures. Below I have a note-taking guide to help you find key ideas about your group. Under the note-taking guide you will find a rubric that will show you what is required to obtain the grade you wish to obtain. Good Luck

Here is the link to what is to be expected in your project.


Social Studies Rubric Chapters 1-2 project People from the Past.doc

Below are a few links to help you get started. You will need to use books from the library, text books, encyclopedias, and the internet to help you on your project. Remeber, I am only helping you get started with these links. You will need to be more in depth on research for your project!


Anasazi links:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/researchstarters/native_am/
http://www.pro-visions.com/pictogrphs.htm
http://www.cliffdwellingsmuseum.com/A2_1.htm

Video Links of Anasazi-



Inuit links:
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/polar/inuit_culture.html
http://www.ih.k12.oh.us/PS/Inuit/inuit_food.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/realm/shades/nativeamericans/inuit7.htm





Maya links:
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/mesoamerica/maya.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/C005446/Food/English/maya.html
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/mayanballgame.htm



Aztec links:
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/mesoamerica/aztec.html
http://www.aztec-history.com/ancient-aztec-games.html



Inca links:
http://library.thinkquest.org/5058/inca.htm
http://www.crystalinks.com/incan.html
http://worldhistory.pppst.com/incas.html








Iriquois links:
http://www.bigorrin.org/iroquois_kids.htm
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reports1/Iroquois2.htm
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/iroquois-tribe-food-and-clothing.html



Great Plains links:
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/1303-american-indians-plains-tribes-and-southeastern-tribes
http://inkido.indiana.edu/w310work/romac/plains.html
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reports4/plains.htm





Hopi links:
http://inkido.indiana.edu/w310work/romac/hopi.htm
http://www.bigorrin.org/hopi_kids.htm
http://www.crystalinks.com/hopi1.html



Northwest Coast links:
http://library.thinkquest.org/22550/nwcindians.html
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reports3/northwest.htm
http://www.native-languages.org/northwest.htm




Project/Assignment 2

Explorers -

Use your Social Studies book or any other source that you have to learn about explorers. Go to this link to help you learn about some explorers.
http://www.sfsocialstudies.com/g5/u2/article.html

After learning about the Early European Exploreres of America try the activity at the following link:
http://www.sfsocialstudies.com/g5/u2/index.html



After completing the previous two activities pick an early explorer of the Americas to research. You will also use one of the maps to label the route of your explorer. You may use the links for this activity to help you. You may also use your textbook or any other source you find helpful. Make sure your map has the countries and Oceans lableled.
http://www.sfsocialstudies.com/g5/u2/G5_U2_worksheet.pdf