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Social Studies 5C & 5D
Instructor: Mrs. Doray   
Many of our social studies lessons are integrated with English Language Arts activities, such as reading historical fiction journals. Our journey into the past will allow us to gain an understanding of life many years before our modern era.

In addition to our nonfiction reading we will use poems, songs, journals and plays to help us understand the lives of those who lived long ago.

Videos and Podcasts
Class Announcements
Fourth Quarter Social Studies Art Projects
We have been working on these projects in school during many class periods. Students were given handouts of a model and a rubric for completing their projects at home. These are due on Friday, May 29 for our "Share Fair."
Spring 2015 Newsletter
The ELA and social studies newsletter for Spring 2015 is located in the class files below.
American Revolution: Road to War Test
The students received study guides on April 2. The test was planned for April 10, but due to the long week of MCAS testing, it has been postponed to April 15.
Colonial Projects
Many of our projects are on display in the OMS showcase outside the auditorium. This display features both the science animal adaptation and colonial life projects. Please stop by to view them if you come to the school play.
Third Quarter Social Studies Art Projects
The projects for the third quarter are due on Friday, March 6. Students received project choice slips on February 3rd to be returned by February 6th. Upon return of those slips, students will receive a detailed success criteria sheet to use as a guide.
Parent Survey
Students were provided with surveys for parents to complete, which were due by December 19 and extended until after the holiday break. Thank you to all families who participated. The results will be included in our next team newsletter.
European Settlement Test
We will have our test on New Spain, New France, Jamestown and Plymouth colonies on Friday, December 19. Students were provided with a study guide, map and analogies sheet on December 9. Suggested ways to study are making a game board, making one's own test, making flash cards, making matching cards or making an analogy game. It may be helpful to work with a study buddy. The study guide may be found in the class files below.
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.
Discussion Topics
Class Files
 American Government Fill.docx
American Government Scavenger Hunt
 American Government Word Bank.docx
American Government Word Bank
 Ancient Maya Daily Life 1-10.doc
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.
 Ancient Maya Daily Life 11-20.doc
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.
 Awesome Aztecs.ppt
Read about the Aztecs to compare and contrast this civilization with the Maya people.
 Big Ten Explorers.ppt
Here is a PowerPoint on 10 explorers.
 Bill of Rights Anticipation Guide.doc
What do you know about citizens' rights? Respond to these statements before and after learning about the Bill of Rights.
 Bill of Rights in Simple Language.doc
This item presents the First Ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution in easy-to-understand language.
 Bill of Rights Match Game Questions with Answers.doc
Check your answers on your knowledge about citizens' rights. No Cheating! Try the questions on your own first.
 Bill of Rights Match Game Questions.doc
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.
 Cereal Box Checklist.doc
This is the checklist for our American Revolution projects that will be presented using cereal boxes.
 Chapter 5 Links for Review Questions.doc
Click on these links to review some Chapter 5 topics.
 Colonial Times in America.doc
These questions check your understanding of the colonial life in New England.
 Europen Explorers Study Cards.pdf
These matching study cards may be used to prepare for the European Explorers test.
 Grade Five Summer Reading Historical Fiction Options 2009.doc
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.
 Massachusetts Bay Colony.doc
Massachusetts Bay Colony
 Maya Mathematics.docx
Try using this Maya math at home.
 Maya powerpoint.pptx
This Maya PowerPoint has interesting info.
 Mayflower II.doc
Mayflower II Photos & Info
 Middle Atlantic Colonies.doc
Open your social studies books to find the answers to these 50 questions.
 Multiple Intelligences Survey.docx
Take this survey to learn the many ways you are smart!
 New England Map 1634.doc
Here is a map of Massachusetts from the 1630s. See how some of the place names were spelled: Cape Codd, New Plymouth Baye, etc.
 Newsletter Winter 2015.docx
Winter 2015 Newsletter
 Oxford Web Sites.doc
Here are links to websites containing information about other Oxfords along with a guide to organize your information.
 Reminder for Acceptable Grade Five Work.doc
Please show what you know about good writing skills!
 Ship Web Pages.doc
Click on these links to learn more about the historical ships we have been studying.
Read social studies pages 56-63 to answer these fill-in-the-blank questions.
 Thirteen Colonies Scavenger Hunt.doc
Check out the set of questions. Then read the information following to answer those questions.
 Vikings Information with Question Set.docx
Read about the Vikings then answer the questions.
Class Homework
No "Class Homework" exist(s)

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