Fifth Grade Social Studies Activities

Fifth Grade Social Studies activities to help show your child the fun side of learning! From easy fifth grade social studies activities to more advanced, we've got you covered!

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Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens. Have your kid make his own quill pen and put his penmanship to the test!
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Practice math and social studies skills with this fun game based on the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
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Make this African collar necklace for a lesson in crafting and African culture.
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Draw your own beautiful mandala with this easy technique that ensures symmetrical results every time!
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Help your kid keep track of all the developments that led to the American Revolution, by portraying the steps visually and literally!
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Have you ever taken a bag of snacks with you on a road trip? If you lived in the 19th century, you might have taken hardtack instead.
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Would you sign the Mayflower Compact? Read it and see!
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Send your child on an online hunt where he will practice working with search engines and use his reading comprehension skills to find specific information.
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Help your fifth grader bring the magnificent spirit of Rome to a modern day, personalized clay coin.
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Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
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What are the rules of your home? Help your fifth grader draft a Family Constitution and even give it an aged look using soaked tea bags.
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To pay tribute to the ancient Mexican art of mosaics, your child can craft a colorful mosaic using old magazines, a paper plate and lots of imagination.
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This activity with add some fun and education to long car trips. Perfect for family vacations!
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Help your child to make a beautiful Africa mask to help her reinforce important spatial and compositional skills.
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Fish for headlines! This fun and exciting social studies activity is a great way to get your fifth grader reading and understanding newspaper articles.
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This Veterans Day or Memorial Day, have your kid put himself in the shoes of a Civil War soldier and write to a loved one.
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Help your fifth grader trace your family's roots and interview all the living mothers to create a makeshift, 3-D family tree!
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Washi Ningyo, otherwise known as Japanese paper dolls, make fantastic bookmarks! Encourage your child to read more with this delightful, origami-inspired doll.
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Make sourdough bread...and learn some colonial history and modern science in the process!
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Learn about the Bill of Rights this President's Day by playing a Pictionary-inspired drawing game. Players draw a right as others try to guess what it is.

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