Videos and Podcasts
European Exploration Test
We will have our test on Tuesday, November 25 on European Exploration. Students should use their two-column notes for studying. We are also creating game boards in class as a study tool. These will be brought home by Friday for at-home study.The information can be found in the textbook in Chapter 3. There is a printable set of study cards in our class files below.
OMS MCAS Video
It took many hours for teachers to put together our MCAS video for our wonderful OMS students. A special thanks goes to Mr. Doig. We are so happy you all LOVED it! With such a great group of students in 5C and 5D, I already know you will do a fabulous job and make your parents as proud of your learning as I am. Use this link to see it again and share with your families.
Link to Publisher of our Textbook
When you click on the link on the right side of the page below, you will connect with a page from the publisher of our social studies textbook.
5C and 5D Winter 2013 Newsletter
American Government Scavenger Hunt
American Government Word Bank
Here is the American Revolution study guide.
Use the Ancient Maya Daily Life information to answer these questions. The link is found under Useful Learning Links. This assignment counts as both a social studies and non-fiction reading grade.
Read about Ancient Maya Daily Life found under Useful Learning Links on the lower left side of the web page. This assignment counts as both a social studies and non-fiction reading grade.
Please review your academic success with an adult family member. Next, make a plan of the specific topics upon which you need to focus. For example, state division, not math or Vikings, not social studies.
This is the letter sent to families introducing and explaining the at-home study plan. Please note, students are required to complete one project for each month. However, we strongly suggest the completion of one for each of the four subjects: math, science, social studies and English Language Arts. Each completed project will earn a participation grade of 100.
Here is the list of academic topics we will study in grade five this year along with a list of suggested activities. Please keep in mind, families may add to the list of activities as long as those activities address appropriate curriculum topics.
Read about the Aztecs to compare and contrast this civilization with the Maya people.
Here is a PowerPoint on 10 explorers.
What do you know about citizens' rights? Respond to these statements before and after learning about the Bill of Rights.
This item presents the First Ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution in easy-to-understand language.
Check your answers on your knowledge about citizens' rights. No Cheating! Try the questions on your own first.
Test your knowledge about the Bill of Rights by reading these scenarios and answering questions. Tell which amendment you have learned about to explain your decision.
You be the judge. Use this template to score the Bill of Rights rappers. Who do you think created the best multimedia presentation?
You be the judge. Watch these clips to decide the best video.
This is the checklist for our American Revolution projects that will be presented using cereal boxes.
Click on these links to review some Chapter 5 topics.
These questions check your understanding of the colonial life in New England.
These matching study cards may be used to prepare for the European Explorers test.
This is a list of historical fiction books based on topics listed in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. These books can be read throughout the school year to enhance learning of content material. The books are arranged in order of Lexile levels. Incoming students should have received their Lexile scores from their fourth grade teachers. Students should select books in their Lexile range for summer reading. Books are to be chosen at parent discretion for content, readability, etc.
Here is the letter sent to parents in November of 2012 explaining the at-home study plan.
Massachusetts Bay Colony
Try using this Maya math at home.
This Maya PowerPoint has interesting info.
Mayflower II Photos & Info
Open your social studies books to find the answers to these 50 questions.
Take this survey to learn the many ways you are smart!
Here is a map of Massachusetts from the 1630s. See how some of the place names were spelled: Cape Codd, New Plymouth Baye, etc.
Here are links to websites containing information about other Oxfords along with a guide to organize your information.
Please show what you know about good writing skills!
Click on these links to learn more about the historical ships we have been studying.
Social Studies 3D Project Notes
Spring Student Newsletter 2011
These are the Study Island ELA Lessons we will be working on this year.
Read social studies pages 56-63 to answer these fill-in-the-blank questions.
Check out the set of questions. Then read the information following to answer those questions.
Read about the Vikings then answer the questions.
Here is a copy of our winter newsletter. The students worked in pairs to write, edit and type their own work.