Social Studies: American Geography & History

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Section 1: Geography: Where in the World are We?

0 Course Introduction 01:45

This video outlines the topics for this Gr 5 SS course.

1 Lesson 1: Where in the World are We? 06:43

Picture of Lesson 1: Where in the World are We? This lesson is an introduction to the geography Unit in this class.

2 Lesson 1 Answers 08:30

This video reviews the activity for Lesson 1.

3 Lesson 2: Geography--Continents & Oceans 05:04

Picture of Lesson 2: Geography--Continents & Oceans This lesson covers the location of the 7 continents and the 5 oceans. We will need this knowledge as we navigate the rest of this class.

4 Lesson 2 Answers 06:22

This video reviews the Lesson 2 activity.

5 Lesson 3: Geography--Regions of the United States 04:42

Picture of Lesson 3: Geography--Regions of the United States This lesson covers the regions of the United States. This information will help up as we navigate through the history of the US.

6 Lesson 3 Answers 10:25

This video reviews the Lesson 3 activity.

Section 2: Early Migration of the Earth

7 Lesson 4 Early Migration to North America 12:41

Picture of Lesson 4 Early Migration to North America This lesson covers early migration--how humans travelled to all the continents and why.

8 Lesson 4 Answers 06:06

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

9 Lesson 5: Early Peoples in North America 17:25

Picture of Lesson 5: Early Peoples in North America In this section, you will learn about early peoples: Mound Builders, Anaszi & Inuits.

10 Lesson 5 Answers 07:32

This video reviews the answers to the activities.

11 Lesson 6: Rise of Empires 15:00

Picture of Lesson 6: Rise of Empires This lesson covers the empires rising up in present-day Mexico and South America.

12 Lesson 6 Answers 10:51

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

13 Lesson 7: Native Americans 09:35

Picture of Lesson 7: Native Americans This lesson will cover a few groups of Native Americans from different regions/climates at the time of European exploration and settlement.

14 Lesson 7 Answers 04:36

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

15 Lesson 8: Eastern Hemisphere--China/Europe 11:23

Picture of Lesson 8: Eastern Hemisphere--China/Europe This lesson will cover the travels of Marco Polo and the effects of his journey on the Eastern Hemisphere.

16 Lesson 8 Answers 07:09

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

17 Lesson 9: Eastern Hemisphere--African Kingdoms 10:10

Picture of Lesson 9: Eastern Hemisphere--African Kingdoms This lesson will cover the kingdoms in Africa and trade with Europe and Asia.

18 Lesson 9 Answers 04:36

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

Section 3: European Exploration

19 Lesson 10: Vikings 04:46

Picture of Lesson 10: Vikings This lesson introduces the sent section about European Explorers. The first people to reach North American from Europe were the Vikings.

20 Lesson 10 Answers 03:43

This video reviews the Lesson 10 activity.

21 Lesson 11: The Renaissance 07:50

Picture of Lesson 11: The Renaissance This lesson will give an overview of the changes going on in Europe starting in the 1350s and how these changes are affecting the world.

22 Lesson 11 Answers 06:13

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

23 Lesson 12: Portuguese Exploration 10:18

Picture of Lesson 12: Portuguese Exploration This lesson discusses the role of Portugal in European Exploration.

24 Lesson 12 Answers 06:39

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

25 Lesson 13: Christopher Columbus 08:14

Picture of Lesson 13: Christopher Columbus This lesson discusses the importance of Christopher Columbus in the discovery of the New World.

26 Lesson 13 Answers 04:13

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

27 Lesson 13a: Other Spanish Explorers 01:48

Picture of Lesson 13a: Other Spanish Explorers This mini lesson discusses other explorers sent by the King and Queen of Spain.

28 Lesson 13a Answers 03:02

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

29 Lesson 14: Spanish Conquistadors 09:59

Picture of Lesson 14: Spanish Conquistadors This lesson will discuss more explorers sent by Spain to the New World.

30 Lesson 14 Answers 05:05

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

Section 4: European Settlement in the New World

31 Lesson 15: Roanoke 10:38

Picture of Lesson 15: Roanoke This lesson will explore the reasons English people came to settle in the New World and the first attempt at a settlement.

32 Lesson 15 Answers 03:46

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

33 Lesson 16: Jamestown 17:29

Picture of Lesson 16: Jamestown This lesson discusses the first successful English settlement in the New World.

34 Lesson 16 Answers 05:22

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

35 Lesson 17:French and Dutch in the New World 05:13

Picture of Lesson 17:French and Dutch in the New World This lesson discusses the settlements of the French and Dutch in North America.

36 Lesson 17 Answers 05:22

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

37 Lesson 18: Pilgrims & Puritans 18:00

Picture of Lesson 18: Pilgrims & Puritans This lesson will discuss the similarities and differences between the 2 groups of English settlers that came to New England in 1620 & 1630.

38 Lesson 18 Answers 05:23

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

39 Lesson 19: 13 Colonies Geography and Location 11:28

Picture of Lesson 19: 13 Colonies Geography and Location This lesson explores the 3 regions of the 13 colonies.

40 Lesson 19 Answers 02:46

This video reviews the Lesson 19 activity.

41 Lesson 20: Colonial Life--Clothing 05:29

Picture of Lesson 20: Colonial Life--Clothing This lesson explores the clothing worn during the Colonial Era.

42 Lesson 20 Answers 05:16

This video reviews the Lesson 20 activity.

43 Lesson 21: Colonial Life--Family 08:29

Picture of Lesson 21: Colonial Life--Family This lesson discusses the role of father, mother and children in Colonial America.

44 Lesson 21 Answers 04:41

This video reviews the Lesson 21 activity.

45 Lesson 22: Colonial Life: Work & Trade 16:27

Picture of Lesson 22: Colonial Life: Work & Trade This lesson covers Colonial jobs by region as well as trade routes.

46 Lesson 22 Answers 05:05

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

47 Lesson 23: Colonial Life--School & Religion 10:00

Picture of Lesson 23: Colonial Life--School & Religion This lesson covers religious life and school in the 13 colonies.

48 Lesson 23 Answers 08:14

This video reviews the Lesson 23 activity.

Section 5: Causes of the American Revolution

50 Lesson 24: The French and Indian War 11:09

Picture of Lesson 24: The French and Indian War This lesson covers the conflict between England and France over land in the New World.

51 Lesson 24 Answers 03:36

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

52 Lesson 25: The Navigation Acts 05:54

Picture of Lesson 25: The Navigation Acts This lesson introduces the next few lessons about British taxes with the Navigation Acts.

53 Lesson 25 Answers 02:56

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

54 Lesson 26: Sugar Act & Stamp Act 07:40

Picture of Lesson 26: Sugar Act & Stamp Act This lesson covers 2 of the taxes the English imposed on the colonists to pay back the war debt.

55 Lesson 26 Answers 04:22

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

56 Lesson 27: More British Taxes & laws 05:08

Picture of Lesson 27: More British Taxes & laws This lesson covers the Quartering Act and the Townshend Acts.

57 Lesson 27 Answers 03:50

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

58 Lesson 28: The Boston Massacre 08:11

Picture of Lesson 28: The Boston Massacre This lesson covers the altercation between British soldiers and American colonists on March 5, 1770.

59 Lesson 28 Answers 03:32

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

60 Lesson 29: The Boston Tea Party 04:17

Picture of Lesson 29: The Boston Tea Party This lesson covers the events surrounding the protest of tea in Boston.

61 Lesson 29 Answers 02:38

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

62 Lesson 30: The Intolerable Acts 03:45

Picture of Lesson 30: The Intolerable Acts This lesson covers the Intolerable Acts and why the British made them.

63 Lesson 30 Answers 03:55

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

64 Lesson 31: The First Continental Congress 03:18

Picture of Lesson 31: The First Continental Congress This lesson covers the decisions made during the First Continental Congress.

65 Lesson 31 Answers 03:32

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Section 6: The American Revolution

66 Lesson 32: People of the American Revolution 13:53

Picture of Lesson 32: People of the American Revolution This lesson covers the difference between Patriots and Loyalists and talks about the Colonial and British soldiers.

67 Lesson 32 Answers 05:01

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

68 Lesson 33: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere 10:58

Picture of Lesson 33: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere This lesson covers the events of the night of April 18, 1775.

69 Lesson 33 Answers 04:15

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

70 Lesson 34: The Battle of Lexington & Concord 11:57

Picture of Lesson 34: The Battle of Lexington & Concord This lesson covers the first battle of the American Revolution.

71 Lesson 34 Answers 04:21

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

72 Lesson 35:The Battle of Bunker Hill 04:31

Picture of Lesson 35:The Battle of Bunker Hill This lesson covers the Battle of Bunker Hill and questions who won this battle.

73 Lesson 35 Answers 03:38

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

74 Lesson 36: The Second Continental Congress 10:12

Picture of Lesson 36: The Second Continental Congress This lesson covers the decisions made at the Second Continental Congress--the Olive Branch Petition, the Declaration of Independence, Washington takes command.

75 Lesson 36 Answers 04:21

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76 Lesson 37: The Battle of Trenton 02:36

Picture of Lesson 37: The Battle of Trenton This lesson covers George Washington leading his troops across the Delaware River to Trenton.

77 Lesson 37 Answers 03:41

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

78 Lesson 38: The Battle of Saratoga 02:54

Picture of Lesson 38: The Battle of Saratoga This lesson covers the Battle of Saratoga, which was a turning point for the American army.

79 Lesson 38 Answers 02:44

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

80 Lesson 39:African Americans in the Revolution 03:17

Picture of Lesson 39:African Americans in the Revolution This lesson covers the role of African Americans in the Revolution.

81 Lesson 39 Answers 04:38

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82 Lesson 40: Women in the American Revolution 03:34

Picture of Lesson 40: Women in the American Revolution This lesson covers the role women played in the Revolution.

83 Lesson 40 Answers 04:33

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84 Lesson 41: Winter at Valley Forge 03:39

Picture of Lesson 41: Winter at Valley Forge This lesson covers the struggles of Washington's Army at Valley Forge, help from France arrives and the Naval battles.

85 Lesson 41 Answers 04:04

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86 Lesson 42: Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris 02:59

Picture of Lesson 42: Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris This lesson covers the end of the war.

87 Lesson 42 Answers 03:15

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

Section 7: Post War American Government

88 Lesson 43:The Articles of Confederation 04:01

Picture of Lesson 43:The Articles of Confederation This lesson discusses the first attempt at a government by the newly formed United States of America.

89 Lesson 43 Answers 02:58

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

90 Lesson 44: The Constitution 06:23

Picture of Lesson 44: The Constitution This lesson discusses the Constitutional Convention and the new document created to govern the USA.

91 Lesson 44 Answers (Branches of Government) 03:40

This video reviews the answers to the activity.

92 Lesson 45: The Bill of Rights 05:48

Picture of Lesson 45: The Bill of Rights This lesson discusses the addition of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

93 Lesson 45 Answers 04:11

This video reviews the Lesson 45 activity.

49 MIDTERM EXAM 00:00

This exam will cover material from Section 1 Geography, Section 2 Early Migration to America, Section 3 European Exploration, Section 4 Settlement in the New World.

94 FINAL EXAM 00:00

This exam will cover topics taught in Social Studies Grade 5 American Geography and History Section 5 Causes of the American Revolution, Section 6 The American Revolution, Section 7 Post War Government.

Course Overview

This “Upper Elementary/Middle School" (grades 6 to 8) Social Studies video course covers all concepts a student needs to complete 5th grade Social Studies. The course provides an overview of the history of North America from 12,000 years ago up until 1789. This course uses different modes of learning—vocabulary review, writing prompts, drawing, graphic organizers—to provide students with everything they need to understand how the United States came to be.

 

This course includes:

  • 7 SECTIONS
  • 44 ACTIVITIES
  • 45 VIDEO LESSONS
  • 45 REVIEW QUIZZES
  • ANSWER KEYS TO ALL ACTIVITIES
  • SAMPLE ANSWERS FOR ALL WRITING ACTIVITIES
  • 6+ HOURS OF VIDEO LESSONS

 

Course goals

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify continents, oceans and states on a map.
  • Explain how human came to live on the continent of North America.
  • Explain why Europeans came to North America.
  • Describe how Europeans came to North America.
  • Describe the failures and successes of early European settlements in North America.
  • Provide a clear and detailed timeline of the Causes of the American Revolution.
  • Explain the major battles and strategies of the American Revolution.
  • Describe the people of the revolution—patriots, loyalists, women, African Americans, British soldiers and Continental soldiers.
  • Explain the first attempt at governing the USA and why it failed.
  • Explain the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

 

Target Audience

This video course is primarily intended for students in grade 5 (ages 10-11) and anyone looking for a history of the beginnings of the United States and North America.

 

Course Requirements

Students taking this course need no previous experience with history.

 

COURSE TOPICS

SECTION 1 GEOGRAPHY

 

LESSON 1 WHERE ARE WE?

LESSON 2 CONTINENTS & OCEANS

LESSON 3 REGIONS OF THE USA

 

SECTION 2 EARLY MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA

 

LESSON 4 THE WHYS AND HOWS OF MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA

LESSON 5 EARLY PEOPLES IN NORTH AMERICA

LESSON 6 RISE OF EMPIRES 

LESSON 7 NATIVE AMERICANS

LESSON 8 EASTERN HEMISPHERE—CHINA/EUROPE

LESSON 9 EASTERN HEMISPHERE—AFRICA

 

SECTION 3 EUROPEAN EXPLORATION

 

LESSON 10 VIKINGS

LESSON 11 THE RENAISSANCE

LESSON 12 PORTUGUESE EXPLORATION AND REASONS FOR EXPLORATION

LESSON 13 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

LESSON 13A OTHER SPANISH EXPLORERS

LESSON 14 SPANISH CONQUISTADORS

 

SECTION 4 SETTLEMENT IN THE NEW WORLD

 

LESSON 15 ROANOKE

LESSON 16 JAMESTOWN

LESSON 17 FRENCH AND DUTCH SETTLEMENTS

LESSON 18 PILGRIMS AND PURITANS

LESSON 19 THE 13 COLONIES—GEOGRAPHY AND INTRO

LESSON 20 COLONIAL LIFE—CLOTHING

LESSON 21 COLONIAL LIFE—FAMILY ROLES

LESSON 22 COLONIAL LIFE—WORK AND TRADE

LESSON 23 COLONIAL LIFE—RELIGION AND SCHOOL

 

MIDTERM EXAM

 

SECTION 5 CAUSES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

 

LESSON 24 THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

LESSON 25 BRITISH TAXES

LESSON 26 MORE BRITISH TAXES

LESSON 27 MORE BRITISH TAXES

LESSON 28 THE BOSTON MASSACRE

LESSON 29 THE BOSTON TEA PARTY

LESSON 30 THE INTOLERABLE ACTS

LESSON 31 THE FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

 

SECTION 6 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

 

LESSON 32 PEOPLE IN THE REVOLUTION

LESSON 33 PAUL REVERE’S RIDE

LESSON 34 LEXINGTON & CONCORD

LESSON 35 THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL

LESSON 36 THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

LESSON 37 THE BATTLE OF TRENTON

LESSON 38 THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA

LESSON 39 AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE REVOLUTION

LESSON 40 WOMEN IN THE REVOLUTION

LESSON 41 VALLEY FORGE

LESSON 42 THE BATTLE OF YORKTOWN/TREATY OF PARIS

 

SECTION 7 POST WAR GOVERNMENT

 

LESSON 43 THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

LESSON 44 THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

LESSON 45 THE BILL OF RIGHTS

 

FINAL EXAM 

  • Teacher: Jennifer
  • Areas of expertise: Social Studies, US History
  • Education: BA in History, MEd in Elementary Education
  • Interests: Traveling with my family, reading, playing with my cats.
  • Skills: Sewing and crafting
  • Associations: State licensed teacher.
  • Issues I care about: Equal education for all, expansion of history curriculum

I am dedicated to bringing history alive for all the people I can reach with my teaching! Over my 20 years of teaching, I have worked with kids from 3 years old to 15 years old. I love getting to know my students and finding out what sparks their interest. History is my "spark" and I hope I can bring some of that passion to you!

Lesson Quiz Answers

This document contains the answers to the digital quizzes found at the end of each Lesson.

Digital Quizzes and Tests Answer Keys Document

Digital Quizzes and Tests Answer Keys Document

Test Preparation Document

Test Preparation Document

L4 Answers

Answers to Lesson 4 Vocab activity.

L2 Answers

Labeled map of the World

L3 Answers

Labeled map of the USA

L5 Answers

Answers to Lesson 5 Vocab & Venn diagram

L6 Answers

Answers to L6 Vocal and chart

L7 Answers

Answers to L7 activity

L8 Answers

Answers to L8 Questions & Vocab

L9 Answers

Answers to L9 vocab

L11 Answers

Answers to L11 matching

L12 Answers

Answers to L12 vocab

Lesson 13 answers Christopher Columbus

Lesson 13a Answers

L14 Answers

Answers to L14 Timeline

L15 Answers

Sample Answers to L15 Writing Prompt

L16 Answers

Answers to L16 Vocab

Lesson 17 answers

L18 Answers

Answers to L18 Venn diagram

L22 Answers

Answers to L22 matching

L32 Answers

Answers to L32 Vocab

Lesson 33 answers

L36 Answers

Answers to L36 activity

Lesson 39 answers

Lesson 40 answers

Lesson 43 answers

L44 Answers

Answers to L44 activities

Causes of the Revolution Sample answers

Sample answers for the Causes of the Revolution booklet

Samples--Battles of the American Revolution

Sample answer pages for the battles of the Revolution
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