5th Grade Historical Literacy Curriculum outlines the content of social-studies integrated units taught within the readers' and writers' workshop framework and taught daily for 90 minutes. Each six week unit contains standards, teaching points, vocabulary, and assessments. Readers' and writers' workshop naturally differentiates for all learners. By June of 2020, each unit will have a slide deck associated with it that contains the teaching points, integrated grammar work, vocabulary, and strategies for partner practice. Our district places careful emphasis on vocabulary, as we have a high percentage of English Language Learners.
Students read and listen to biographies. Students will conduct a research project on a biography of their choosing, make a timeline, write a report and use it to create a seven slide presentation in Google Slides about the Native American person of their choosing.
This unit focuses on the southern tribes of Wisconsin. Students will learn about the location of each tribe. They will also learn about a brief history of the tribes. Students will be asked to do some of the research on their own . This unit contains links to two individual lessons focusing on the Brothertown and Potawatomi band of Native Americans. Each lesson contains links to necessary material.