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Fifth Grade Social Studies Unit 1 Chapter 1. I am in the world to change the world. -Kathe Kollwitz. Be the change you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi. Wherever You Are, Whoever You Are. Read Mem Fox’s book and connect it to our yearlong study of social studies.

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Fifth Grade Social StudiesUnit 1Chapter 1


I am in the world

to change the world.

-Kathe Kollwitz


Be the changeyou wish to see in the world.

-Mahatma Gandhi


Wherever You Are, Whoever You Are

  • Read Mem Fox’s book and connect it to our yearlong study of social studies.


This year we will study…

  • Peruse the social studies text book.

  • With your partner decide what is the main idea of this year of study.

  • Why do you think you are correct?

  • What is the evidence from the text to prove your point?


Non-fiction Features


Treasure Hunt

In pairs, answer the following questions on your sheets:


  • What is the title of Unit 3?

  • How many chapters are therein Unit 4?


  • What is the title of chapter 8, lesson 5?

  • If you don’t know what “climate” or “vegetation” means, what resource can you use to find out the meaning and definition?


  • What is the name of the publishing company that published the text book?

  • What year was it published?Why is that fact important?


  • On which page can you find review and test prep information for Unit 5?

  • On which page can you find a time line that helps summarize Unit 5?


  • Describe an atlas.

  • An almanac consists of_________.


  • What is one example of an American document found in this text book?

  • What is one example of a periodical?


  • What type of information will you find in a biographical dictionary?

  • List one example of an entry in the biographical dictionary.


  • What type of information will you find in a gazetteer?

  • List one example of an entry in the gazetteer.


  • What is the difference between a glossary and an index?

  • Which would you use, a glossary or an index, to find more information about a topic?


  • In which order are the entries in a dictionary, encyclopedia, glossary, gazetteer, biographical dictionary, and index listed?


  • What feature is found on page 101?


Homework

  • Study for your Treasure Hunt quiz.

  • Use your Treasure Hunt sheet to study for the quiz.

  • YOU WILL NEED YOUR S.S. TEXTBOOK TO TAKE THE QUIZ!!!!!

  • This is for a grade.


Printed Resources, page R53

  • Using the information on page R53, and on your “Printed Resources Reference Sheet,” determine which resources would be most helpful to find the specific information that you are looking for.


Print Resources: page R53

almanac= Al

encyclopedia= E

atlas= At

periodicals= P

dictionary= D

thesaurus= T


Homework

  • Take-home quiz is due tomorrow.

  • YOU WILL NEED YOUR S.S. TEXTBOOK TO TAKE THE QUIZ!!!!!

  • This is for a grade.


Geography

  • the study of the Earth’s surface and the way people use it

  • people interact with their environment and are affected by it

  • How is the above statement true in Scio?


Weslandia

  • Listen to Bill Harley’s “Everyone’s a Little Bit Different.”

  • Read Weslandia in the Reading Street textbook.


The Five Themes of Geography, page I14

  • location: the place where it can be found

  • place: physical and human features

  • human-environment interactions: people and the surroundings affecting each other

  • movement: change of products and ideas

  • regions: areas with main features that make them different from other areas


7 ContinentsMajor Bodies of Water

  • Memorize the 7 continents and the major bodies of water.

  • Be able to label them on a map.


Chapter 1:The Land and Early People

  • The climate and geography of the United States differs from region to region.

  • Geography and climate affected Native American groups.


  • Miss Sweeney will go over pages 1-5 when she introduces chapter 2.


“America the Beautiful”

  • Read pages 8-11.

  • Notice the stanzas, line, punctuation, and tone and how it all fits together.

  • Make a list of all the descriptions of the different regions and types of geography of the United States that are described.


Chapter 1 Test


  • Miss Sweeney: -will preview the study skills on pages 12 and 50.-go over pages 1-5-time line-understanding “century”-map skills-complete pages 6-7 in a t-chart


Possibilities:

  • Vocabulary Transparency: Unit 1, Chapter 1, Lesson 1.

  • Climate Zone Weather Report-students will become T.V. weather reporters stating the common characteristics of each climate zone

  • State capitols, regions of the U.S. game


Compare and Contrast

  • Look up the words in a dictionary.

  • Make charts of compare/contrast words.


Compare,comparing, comparison

  • Parts of speech


Compare

  • What are some words that help us make comparisons?


Compare

  • like-alike

  • both-same

  • also

  • too

  • similar, similarly


Compare a pen and a pencil

  • Pens and pencils are alike.

  • Pens and pencils are similar.

  • We use both a pen and a pencil to write.

  • We can also use both to draw.

  • Similarly, they can both be used to scratch our back.


Contrast


Contrast, contrasting, contrary

  • Parts of speech


Contrast

  • What are some words that help us contrast topics or ideas?


Contrast

  • contrast, contrasting, contrary

  • contraire

  • but

  • instead

  • unlike

  • however

  • different, differ, differently


Contrast

  • I can erase with a pencil but a pen is permanent.

  • Unlike a pen, a pencil can be sharpened.

  • However, a pen may be easier to use since it doesn’t have to be sharpened.


Summer and Winterin Scio

  • Using a t-chart, compare and contrast summer and winter in Scio.


“Swimming to the Other Side”written by Pat Humphries

  • Listen to and sing “Swimming to the Other Side.”

  • Analyze the theme and how it relates to the study of social studies.

  • Make a t-chart noting the similarities and differences listed in the song.


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