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5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – The U.S. Constitution and Government -TEKS

Unit 6 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is about The U.S Constitution and Government. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the structure and function of the United States government and its three branches, as well as an in-depth look at the U.S. Constitution and each part of the document, including the Bill of Rights.

 

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Are you an upper elementary teacher looking to find a quality TEKS-aligned resource that targets the U.S Government and Constitution? Looking for minimal-prep and engaging lessons and activities to teach social studies concepts to your 5th-grade students? Look no further!

Unit 6 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is about The U.S Constitution and Government. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the structure and function of the United States government and its three branches, as well as an in-depth look at the U.S. Constitution and each part of the document, including the Bill of Rights.

This 3-week unit includes lesson plans, guided notes, practice activities, exit tickets, a project, unit assessment, and more. Each lesson includes slideshows in both PowerPoint and Google Slides, as well as student digital activities of the notes, practice activities, exit tickets, project, and unit assessment.

This unit primarily correlates to the current TEKS 5th-grade Social Studies standards (adopted in 2018). It includes EVERYTHING you need to teach the U.S. Constitution and Government – just print & go!

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to U.S. Government
  • Lesson 2: The Articles of Confederation
  • Lesson 3: The U.S. Constitution
  • Lesson 4: The Preamble
  • Lesson 5: Articles of the Constitution
  • Lesson 6: Three Branches of Government
  • Lesson 7: Checks and Balances
  • Lesson 8: The Bill of Rights
  • Lesson 9: Other Amendments to the Constitution
  • Lesson 10: U.S. Government and Constitution Review

What’s included in this resource?

  • 3-week pacing guide and overview
  • Scope and Sequence
  • 10 teacher lesson plan guides
  • 9 non-editable slideshows (Google Drive & PPT versions)
  • 1 editable slideshow review game
  • Guided notes for Lessons 1-9 (2 versions: fill-in-the-blank and highlighted words)
  • 9 practice activities
  • 10 exit tickets
  • Digital and full-color versions of student activities
  • Unit Project
  • Unit Assessment
  • Answer keys for all student activities

What makes this Guided Social Studies Curriculum Smart and Simple?

✅ The social studies daily lessons and activities are bite-sized and can easily be implemented in 30-45 minutes.

✅ The social studies curriculum is TEKS-aligned (for Texas) but is still flexible enough to use in any order or with any state curriculum.

✅ Each social studies unit has everything you need to simply teach social studies – easy-to-follow lesson plans, guided notes, practice activities, exit tickets, and more!

It’s everything you need to implement engaging social studies lessons that students love and teachers enjoy (because it’s comprehensive and easy to prep)!

© Kirsten Hammond – The Southern Teach

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