The unit we are now studying is Westward Expansion After the Civil War. The students will learn about the hardships and joys of the westward movement. They will realize how our country dramatically changed and grew with the help of the homesteaders, cowboys, railroads, immigrants, outlaws and entertainers. The assessment will consist of a variety of student-constructed projects and activities demonstrating the concepts, content and skills they have learned while working independently and in groups.
We 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.