Ms. Susan Davidson 5th Grade Social Studies

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Fifth Grade Social Studies      

            Did you know one of the greatest changes in history took place because of peppercorns and cinnamon sticks?  The desire for spices led to the Age of Exploration, and the Age of Exploration led to the discovery of the Americas.

            Join us as we tr avel with Marco Polo, Prince Henry's navigators, Christopher Columbus and many more.

            By the way, how much would you pay for Manhattan??!!

            There will be several quizzes with this unit, along with several graded class activities.  The quizzes will cover vocabulary and highlighted notes.  

            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, and on the 5th grade calendar.  All students are also asked to write the quizzes and tests in their assignment books.