Fifth Grade Social Studies Activities

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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El dia de los muertos (the day of the dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd every year. Other Latin American countries celebrate a variation of the holiday, but it originates in Mexico and is unique to this country. These two days
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Be an Olympics Commentator!
Be an Olympics Commentator!
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Be an Olympics Commentator!
Have your kid imagine that she is a TV personality who has been assigned to cover the Olympics.
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Name That Tune
Name That Tune
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Name That Tune
Show your kid how to put a new spin on an old classic with this fun party game.
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Family Tree Craft
Family Tree Craft
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Family Tree Craft
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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Mother's Day Carnations
Mother's Day Carnations
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Mother's Day Carnations
Help your fifth grader embrace the roots--literally--of Mother's Day by growing carnations to honor mothers in you family's history.
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Make an Aztec Inspired Mosaic Plate
Make an Aztec Inspired Mosaic Plate
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Make an Aztec Inspired Mosaic Plate
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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Candied Rose Petals
Candied Rose Petals
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Candied Rose Petals
Follow this Colonial recipe for candied rose petals, and share the sweets with friends, family or classmates.
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How to Cane
How to Cane
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How to Cane
In Colonial times, fixing a chair was a lot easier than making one! Any fifth-grader can wrap up a mirror or photo frame the same way Colonists caned chairs.
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Mexican Tin Mirror
Mexican Tin Mirror
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Mexican Tin Mirror
Your child can make her own Mexican tin art mirror with cardboard, a mirror, and an aluminum pan.
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Conkers: A British Kids' Game
Conkers: A British Kids' Game
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Conkers: A British Kids' Game
Horse chestnuts are inedible, but British children found a fun use for them around the 1840s by turning them into a game called Conkers.
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Draw a Mandala
Draw a Mandala
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Draw a Mandala
Draw your own beautiful mandala with this easy technique that ensures symmetrical results every time!
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African Shield
African Shield
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African Shield
Make an initiation shield like the ones from the Kikuyu tribe in Africa for an art project.
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African Collar Necklace
African Collar Necklace
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African Collar Necklace
Make this African collar necklace for a lesson in crafting and African culture.
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Map Craft
Map Craft
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Map Craft
Car cluttered with old maps now that you've adopted GPS technology? Upcycle them in this fun geography craft.
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Make Your Own Campaign Poster
Make Your Own Campaign Poster
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Make Your Own Campaign Poster
Let your child find her place among the politicians, the flyers, the debates and the countless television ads with a slogan and poster of her very own.
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Make a Drop Spindle - With a Turnip!
Make a Drop Spindle - With a Turnip!
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Make a Drop Spindle - With a Turnip!
In this activity, your child will learn how to make a drop spindle with a handy vegetable.
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Make Roman Relief Coins
Make Roman Relief Coins
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Make Roman Relief Coins
Help your fifth grader bring the magnificent spirit of Rome to a modern day, personalized clay coin.
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Write Mythological Mad Libs
Write Mythological Mad Libs
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Write Mythological Mad Libs
Help your child put a new spin on her favorite myth by turning it into a mad lib! Guaranteed to bring the giggles, this fun activity also packs in the learning.
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Carve a Cuneiform Cylinder Seal
Carve a Cuneiform Cylinder Seal
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Carve a Cuneiform Cylinder Seal
Travel to ancient Mesopotamia with your kids by carving your own unique cuneiform cylinder seals.
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Trace the "Steps" to the American Revolution
Trace the "Steps" to the American Revolution
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Trace the "Steps" to the American Revolution
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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Vermicelli Salad
Vermicelli Salad
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Vermicelli Salad
Your child is sure to find this colorful pink, green and white salad simply irresistible. For an added challenge, give your youngster a pair of chopsticks!
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Civil War Hardtack
Civil War Hardtack
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Civil War Hardtack
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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Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
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Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
Dive into U.S. colonial history by making a simple bottle gourd water cooler, crafted by colonists of Roanoke Island in the 16th century.
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Build a Medieval Castle
Build a Medieval Castle
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Build a Medieval Castle
Your child can now recreate history by building his very own fortified castle.
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Fifth Grade Social Studies Activities

With these fifth grade social studies activities, students won’t just study history and geography—they’ll find themselves immersed in the exploration of diverse cultures, communities, and historical eras. Kids will expand their horizons and skillsets crafting impressive Roman relief coins or carving unique cuneiform cylinder seals, learning to cane like early American pioneers, or reading and choosing whether or not they’d sign the historic Mayflower Compact.