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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Who Were the Founding Fathers?
Who Were the Founding Fathers?
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Who Were the Founding Fathers?
Bring historical figures alive with this fun family activity! Your child will plan a founding fathers feast by researching historical figures.
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Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
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Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
Helping your child write their own "Thanksgiving Proclamation" can help them grasp the spirit of the day, and develop more of an attitude of gratitude.
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Pysanky Eggs
Pysanky Eggs
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Pysanky Eggs
This Pysanky egg-decorating activity is perfect for young artists. Bring a little color and creativity to any holiday with this traditional Ukrainian craft.
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Write with a Quill Pen
Write with a Quill Pen
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Write with a Quill Pen
Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens.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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Geography Travel Game
Geography Travel Game
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Geography Travel Game
Next time you're headed out on the road with your fourth grader, try this alphabet-geography game that the whole family can play.
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Passover Card
Passover Card
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Passover Card
Help your fifth grader create an art card that celebrates the enduring values of Passover.
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Madhubani Painting
Madhubani Painting
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Madhubani Painting
Learn about the beautiful Indian art of Madhubani painting with this fun and creative project.
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Renaissance Art Project: Create a Silverpoint Drawing
Renaissance Art Project: Create a Silverpoint Drawing
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Renaissance Art Project: Create a Silverpoint Drawing
Help your high school revive some Renaissance history with art by making a silverpoint sketch. In this activity, make your own stylus and special paper.
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Make an African Mask
Make an African Mask
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Make an African Mask
Help your child to make a beautiful Africa mask to help her reinforce important spatial and compositional skills.
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How to Make a Loom
How to Make a Loom
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How to Make a Loom
Celebrate our nation's colonial history by making your very own weaving loom!
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What is Liberty?
What is Liberty?
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What is Liberty?
Here's a 4th of July project that invites your fifth grader to explore what "liberty" really means to her.
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Sourdough Science!
Sourdough Science!
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Sourdough Science!
Make sourdough bread...and learn some colonial history and modern science in the process!
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Draft a Family Constitution
Draft a Family Constitution
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Draft a Family Constitution
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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Pan de Muerto Recipe
Pan de Muerto Recipe
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Pan de Muerto Recipe
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos by baking pan de muerto. In this 5th-6th grade activity, your child will explore another culture while learning about baking.
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Make a Travel Journal
Make a Travel Journal
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Make a Travel Journal
Help your kids put together a travel journal for your family's next vacation to get them reading, writing, and thinking about what's happening on the trip.
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Geography Challenge
Geography Challenge
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Geography Challenge
Liven up your sixth grader's study of world geography with these three fun challenges.
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Fishing for Headlines
Fishing for Headlines
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Fishing for Headlines
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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Japanese Rice Cake Soup
Japanese Rice Cake Soup
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Japanese Rice Cake Soup
In Japan, ozoni is one of the main dishes eaten on New Year's Day. Here's how to make this delicious traditional dish with your child.
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Compete in the Maccabiah Games
Compete in the Maccabiah Games
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Compete in the Maccabiah Games
Introduce your fifth grader (and friends) to a unique Jewish tradition by paying homage to the Maccabiah games by engaging them in their own makeshift games!
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Secret Fortune
Secret Fortune
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Secret Fortune
Inspire your fifth grader to explore a new culture and determine her New Year's fortune by playing this German wax dripping game.
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Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
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Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
As your fifth grader brainstorms and creates a plan for peace, your child will give his creativity and fine motor skills a boost!
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Write a Letter to the President
Write a Letter to the President
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Write a Letter to the President
Spark your child's interest in current events by encouraging them to write a letter to the U.S. president.
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Design Your Own Anasazi Pottery
Design Your Own Anasazi Pottery
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Design Your Own Anasazi Pottery
Inspire young anthropologists with this 5th grade art project: make patterned pottery in the Anasazi style! All you need are a paper plate and markers to start.
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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.