Are there any free resources for educators teaching social studies to fifth graders?


Quick Answer

The Library of Congress, Blue Valley School District and Internet4Classrooms websites all offer free social studies teaching resources for fifth grade teachers. These resources include full lesson plans, games, quizzes, timelines and maps. The resources also include webquests, timelines, lists of educational websites, e-books and videos.

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The Library of Congress offers lesson plans on topics that include the Civil War, local history, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, artifacts, immigration, World War 2 II and world history. These plans are grouped for grades three through eight.

The Blue Valley School District has fifth grade unit plans on United States history as well as links to books, educational websites and audiovisual materials about government, culture, geography, economics and history.

The Internet4Classrooms website offers materials focusing on maps, immigration, culture, history, civics and economics. Timelines, quizzes, test prep tools, lesson plans, graphics and games are some of the materials available.

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