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5th Grade U.S. History Social Studies Curriculum – YEARLONG BUNDLE TEKS-Aligned

This curriculum is suggested for 5th-grade or upper elementary students and focuses on U.S. History. The main topic of the curriculum is exploring the history of the United States from its early beginnings to the present day. It includes EVERYTHING you need to teach social studies – just print & go!

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5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Regions of the U.S. Unit – TEKS-Aligned

Unit 1 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is about the Regions of the United States. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the characteristics of the five major regions of the United States – the Southwest, West, Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast.

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – U.S. Settlement Patterns Unit – TEKS

Unit 2 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is about Patterns of Settlement in the United States. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand how various geographic factors influenced the urban, suburban, and rural communities where people settled, as well as the population distribution of the United States and its five largest cities.

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Adapt and Modify U.S. Environment – TEKS

Unit 3 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is a 2-week resource for 5th-grade teachers, focusing on adapting to and modifying the physical environment in the United States. With comprehensive lesson plans, guided notes, activities, and assessments, it engages students in understanding the effects of human modification and adaptation, offering both PowerPoint and Google Slides presentations for easy integration.

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – European Colonization of the U.S. – TEKS

Unit 4 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is about European Colonization and the Thirteen Colonies. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the positive and negative effects of European colonization, as well as when, why, and where groups of people established colonies in what is now the United States.

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – The American Revolution – TEKS-Aligned

Unit 5 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is about The American Revolution. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the causes, major events, and effects of the Revolutionary War, as well as learning about important figures during the American Revolution.

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.

 

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Westward Expansion -TEKS-Aligned

Unit 7 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is about Westward Expansion. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the growth of the United States in the 1800s

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – The American Civil War and Reconstruction

Unit 8 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is about The American Civil War and Reconstruction. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the causes and effects of the Civil War, major events and battles during the war, important figures of the Civil War, and the goals during the Reconstruction period.

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Urbanization Immigration Industrialization

Unit 9 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is a 2-week resource targeting U.S. urbanization, immigration, and industrialization for 5th-grade teachers. With comprehensive lesson plans, guided notes, activities, and assessments, it helps students grasp the foundations and impacts of these historical processes,

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – U.S. History in the 20th & 21st Centuries

Unit 10 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is about the United States in the 20th and 21st Centuries. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand important individuals, events, and issues during the 20th and 21st centuries.

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Economic Activities in the United States

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Citizenship & Civics in the United States

Unit 12 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum offers a TEKS-aligned resource focusing on citizenship in the United States for 5th-grade teachers. With comprehensive lessons covering civic participation, contacting government leaders, and qualities of effective leaders, it provides minimal-prep, engaging activities to foster informed and active citizenship.

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Customs, Symbols, & Celebrations in the US

Unit 13 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is about Customs, Symbols, and Celebrations in the United States. This 2-week unit is designed to help 5th grade students understand important symbols, customs, celebrations, and landmarks of the United States and how they represent important American beliefs and values that add to our national identity.

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Contributions to the U.S. Arts & Science

Unit 14 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided U.S. History Curriculum is about Contributions to the United States. This 2-week unit is designed to help 5th grade students learn about culture, science, technology, and society.

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Are you an upper elementary teacher looking for minimal-prep and engaging lessons and activities to teach social studies concepts to your students? Looking to find a quality TEKS-aligned 5th-grade United States History curriculum to use throughout the year? Look no further!

This 36-week complete curriculum bundle will include lesson plans, guided notes, practice activities, exit tickets, a project, unit assessment, and more. The lessons in each unit include slideshows in both PowerPoint and Google Slides, as well as student digital activities of the notes, practice activities, exit tickets, projects, and unit assessments.

This curriculum primarily correlates to the current TEKS 5th Grade Social Studies standards (adopted in 2018). It includes EVERYTHING you need to teach social studies– just print & go!


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This curriculum is suggested for 5th-grade or upper elementary students and focuses on U.S. History. The main topic of the curriculum is exploring the history of the United States from its early beginnings to the present day. It includes EVERYTHING you need to teach social studies – just print & go!

What are the Units included in the Grade 5 U.S. History Curriculum?

  1. Regions of the U.S.
  2. Patterns of Settlement in the U.S.
  3. Adapting and Modifying the Environment in the U.S.
  4. European Colonization in the U.S.
  5. The American Revolution
  6. The U.S. Constitution and Government
  7. Westward Expansion
  8. The Civil War and Reconstruction
  9. Urbanization, Immigration, and Industrialization
  10. The U.S. in the 20th and 21st Centuries
  11. Economics in the U.S. 
  12. Citizenship in the U.S.
  13. Customs, Symbols, and Celebrations in the U.S. 
  14. Contributions to the United States 

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) with a suggested scope and sequence, but is still flexible enough to use in any order or with any state curriculum that teaches U.S. history.

✅ 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!

Questions? Contact me at kirsten@thesouthernteach.com!

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