Fifth grade social studies usually begins by studying early societies such as the Olmec Civilization and the Phoenicians. Typically following a chronological order, students then move on to Ancient Greece before they begin to focus on U.S. history. You’ll find that social studies lesson plans also include the study of geography, economics, and politics.
Below are just a few other topics your child will learn about this year.
- Contributions of the Shang and Zhou dynasties
- Greek scholars such as Pythagoras and Hippocrates
- Political science and the purpose of government
By the end of this year, students should have a good understanding of ancient civilizations and the exploration and colonization of North America and the impact these had on human history.
Your Grade 5 child will explore Canada and its regions and see Canada’s history through the experiences of Aboriginal, French, British and immigrant groups. Your child will develop a sense of belonging and an awareness of how the multiple stories of Canadians contribute to a sense of citizenship and identity