A great activity to include in my classroom would be having the students pick a biography and create a presentation. They can dress up as the person they did the research on. This will allow the students to learn about a lot of historical figures.
Teaching, Technology, and More CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. History: Standard 1: 5.1.1 Create a timeline of key events in early American history from pre-Columbian civilizations to 1763; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Blog Post - Have you ever tried book clubs before? Are you integrating you social studies concepts into your reading block? This post will explain how to cover loads of ELA standards and social studies content too. Students leave book clubs with an understanding of a time period in history that's deeper than any textbook can offer, and they've authentically used ELA skills and strategies in a real life situation. #wildaboutfifthgrade
Long Ago & Now unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. includes: • Compare and contrast artifacts long ago & today • Family Tree • Grandparent (or older relative) interview • Timeline | Teaching Social Studies | Elementary Social Studies Education | History Unit