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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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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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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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Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens.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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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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Science
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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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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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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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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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Kokeshi Doll
Kokeshi Doll
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Kokeshi Doll
Kokeshi dolls have been around since the 17th century, and now your child can recreate a piece of Japanese history and culture right at home.
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Tasseography
Tasseography
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Tasseography
Get your creative kid into tasseography! The ancient art of reading tea leaves gets a modern update in this simplified version for youthful fortune tellers!
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President Match
President Match
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President Match
Test your kid's knowledge of presidents one through forty-four with this fun and educational matching game!
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Retablo
Retablo
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Retablo
Retablos are a kind of Latin American folk art that blend personal and spiritual themes. Have your child create her own version of retablo artwork.
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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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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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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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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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Ink Art
Ink Art
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Ink Art
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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Chinese Shadow Puppets
Chinese Shadow Puppets
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Chinese Shadow Puppets
Shadow puppets are a traditional form of folk art that originated in ancient China. Help your child create his own puppet and put on a show!
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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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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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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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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.