Weekly Curriculum Map / Standards Correlation

North Carolina Fifth Grade

North Carolina Fifth Grade Social Studies
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Week 1: World / U.S. Geography
Students will use a map to identify physical features of the U.S. They will discuss cartography and learn about Alexander von Humboldt.

Week 2: U.S. States and Regions
Students will learn about the natural regions of the United States. They will discuss physical features such as mountains, plains and plateaus. 5.G.1.3

Week 3: American Indian Nations
Students will discuss ancient civilizations/historic tribes and compare cultural aspects by region. 5.C.1.1, 5.H.1.1

Week 4: How Did It All Begin?
Students will examine and understand the causes and effects of European colonization in the United States beginning in 1565. 5.C.1.1, 5.G.1.3, 5.G.1.4, 5.H.1.1

Week 5: Spanish and Portuguese Explorers
Students will discover the process of exploration by focusing on motives and accomplishments of early Spanish and Portuguese explorers. 5.G.1.3, 5.G.1.4, 5.H.1.1

Week 6: English and French Explorers
Students will discover the process of exploration by focusing on motives and accomplishments of early French and English explorers. 5.G.1.3, 5.G.1.4, 5.H.1.1

Week 7: Dividing the New World
Students will know some benefits of interaction among American Indians, explorers and colonists and will discuss the Columbian Exchange. 5.C.1.2, 5.C.1.3, 5.E.1.1, 5.G.1.1, 5.G.1.4, 5.H.1.2

Week 8: Early English Colonies
Students will study early English colonies— Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth. 5.C.1.1, 5.C.1.2, 5.G.1.3, 5.G.1.4, 5.H.1.2

Week 9: New England Colonies
Students will study colonies in New England— Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire. 5.H.1.2, 5.H.2.2

Week 10: Middle Colonies
Students will study the Middle Colonies—New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. 5.C.1.4, 5.C&G.2.1, 5.C&G.2.4, 5.H.1.2, 5.H.2.1, 5.H.2.2

Week 11: Southern Colonies
Students will study the Southern Colonies— Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and the Carolinas. 5.C.1.4, 5.C&G.2.1, 5.C&G.2.4, 5.E.1.1, 5.E.1.2, 5.H.1.2, 5.H.2.2

Week 12: Slavery in the Colonies
Students will discuss Triangular Trade and slavery in the Colonies. 5.C.1.4, 5.C&G.1.3, 5.C&G.2.1, 5.C&G.2.2, 5.C&G.2.3, 5.E.1.1, 5.H.2.2

Week 13: Mounting Tensions
Students will study events that led up to the American Revolution. 5.C&G.2.1, 5.C&G.2.4, 5.H.1.2, 5.H.1.3, 5.H.2.1, 5.H.2.2

Week 14: Declaring Independence
Students will discuss some important events of 1775 and the writing/signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. 5.C&G.1.3, 5.C&G.2.1, 5.C&G.2.2, 5.C&G.2.4, 5.H.1.2, 5.H.1.3, 5.H.2.1, 5.H.2.2

Week 15: The Revolutionary War
Students will study events of the American Revolution, focusing on George Washington as the commander of the Continental Army. 5.C.1.4, 5.G.1.3, 5.H.1.2, 5.H.1.3, 5.H.2.1, 5.H.2.2, 5.H.2.3

Week 16: Growing Pains
Students will discuss some of the problems facing the new nation—a weak central government, Shays’ rebellion and the need for a national currency. 5.C&G.1.3, 5.C&G.2.1, 5.H.1.3, 5.H.2.1, 5.H.2.2

Week 17: The Constitution
Students will define a constitution, understand the rights/responsibilities of a U.S. citizen and explain our system of checks and balances. 5.C&G.1.2, 5.C&G.1.3, 5.C&G.2.1, 5.C&G.2.2, 5.C&G.2.3, 5.C&G.2.4, 5.E.1.2, 5.H.2.1, 5.H.2.2, 5.H.2.3

Week 18: Plans for the New Government
Students will demonstrate their understanding of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and will compare Federalist and Anti-Federalist views of government. 5.C&G.1.3, 5.C&G.2.1, 5.C&G.2.2, 5.C&G.2.3, 5.C&G.2.4, 5.E.1.2, 5.H.2.1, 5.H.2.2

Week 19: Government of the People
Students will explain the structure and function of government. 5.C&G.1.2, 5.C&G.1.3, 5.C&G.2.1, 5.C&G.2.2, 5.C&G.2.3, 5.C&G.2.4, 5.E.1.2, 5.H.2.1, 5.H.2.2

Week 20: Louisiana Purchase
Students will study and describe the events leading up to, during and resulting from the Louisiana Purchase. 5.C.1.1, 5.C.1.2, 5.C.1.3, 5.C.1.4, 5.E.2.2, 5.G.1.1, 5.G.1.2, 5.G.1.4, 5.H.1.1, 5.H.2.2

Week 21: War of 1812
Students will explain the causes/effects of the War of 1812 and the effects of westward expansion on American Indians. 5.H.1.1, 5.H.1.3, 5.H.2.2, 5.H.2.3

Week 22: Early Westward Expansion
Students will recognize influential people of westward expansion and be able to describe the contributions they made. 5.C.1.3, 5.C.1.4, 5.G.1.2, 5.G.1.4, 5.H.2.2

Week 23: Westward Ho!
Students will study the westward trails through secondary and primary sources, including journal entries of children who made the journey. 5.C.1.3, 5.G.1.1, 5.G.1.2, 5.G.1.3, 5.G.1.4, 5.H.2.2

Week 24: Industry vs. Agriculture
Students will examine life in the North and South in the first half of the 19th century. 5.C.1.3, 5.E.1.2, 5.G.1.3, 5.H.2.3

Week 25: Conflicts and Compromises
Students will discuss conflicts that eventually led to the Civil War, such as the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln. 5.C&G.2.1, 5.C&G.2.2, 5.C&G.2.3, 5.H.1.3, 5.H.2.2, 5.H.2.3

Week 26: The Civil War
Students will discuss the secession of southern states and the beginning of the Civil War. They will study the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. 5.C&G.1.3, 5.C&G.2.1, 5.C&G.2.2, 5.C&G.2.3, 5.H.1.3, 5.H.2.2, 5.H.2.3

Week 27: The War Continues
Students will continue their study of the Civil War. They will discuss some battles of the war and the role of women as nurses, seamstresses and sometimes as soldiers and spies. 5.H.1.3, 5.H.2.2, 5.H.2.3

Week 28: Reconstruction
Students will examine Lincoln’s plan to reunite the North and South and read about his assassination in 1865. They will learn about the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. 5.C.1.3, 5.C.1.4, 5.G.1.4, 5.H.2.2, 5.H.2.3