Ms. Susan Davidson 5th Grade Social Studies

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Fifth Grade Social Studies       

         England in the Golden Age

         This period  of English history was full of conflicts.  Conflicts about religion highlighted an even more basic conflict between Parliament and the king.  These tensions resulted in a Civil War, which then led to the execution of the king.

          When the Catholic James II came to the throne, he was deposed and driven out of the country.  Parliament chose new Protestant rulers and required their allegiance to a new Bill of Rights and the laws of Parliament.  After the Glorious Revolution, kings had less power, and Parliament had more.  Great Britain was well on its way to becoming a constitutional monarchy.

         There will be one test for England in the Golden Age, along with several graded activities.  

          The students will have a packet which we will complete in class.  The information in this packet can be used as a study guide for the test at the end of the unit.  

            Homework for this unit: Students should make flashcards for all highlighted information as as we complete a chapter and study these cards a few minutes each day.

          All quizzes and tests will be posted on the 5th grade calendar outside the classrooms, on the board in my social studies classroom, on my web page calendar, and on the 5th grade calendar.  All students are also asked to write the quizzes and tests in their assignment books.