5th Grade Social Studies Lesson Plans

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Use this lesson to show your students that dreams can become reality with dedication and determination. This lesson will teach them about a man who made his dream come true by standing firm in front of the most challenging obstacles.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Branches of Government
The Branches of Government
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The Branches of Government
Teach your students about the people who decide which laws to pass. Activate the critical thinking skills of your students by having them decide the laws that they would like to modify!
5th grade
Social studies
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Do You Know Your Rights?
Do You Know Your Rights?
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Do You Know Your Rights?
Introduce your students to the rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution, and have them come up with the rights that they wish they would have!
5th grade
Social studies
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Bodies Of Water
Bodies Of Water
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Bodies Of Water
Use this lesson to teach your students about the major bodies of water by letting them create miniature versions of their own!
5th grade
Social studies
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How Does A Bill Become A Law?
How Does A Bill Become A Law?
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How Does A Bill Become A Law?
How does a bill become a law? Help your students figure out the answer with this engaging, hands-on social studies lesson.
5th grade
Social studies
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Bubbles and Boxes: Branches of the U.S. Government
Bubbles and Boxes: Branches of the U.S. Government
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Bubbles and Boxes: Branches of the U.S. Government
Students will be given information on the three branches of the US government. This is an introduction where students fill out information.
5th grade
Social studies
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The New England Colonies: Economy
The New England Colonies: Economy
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The New England Colonies: Economy
Use this lesson to teach your students how people survived in the New England colonies when they were first created.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Four Types Of Regions
Four Types Of Regions
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Four Types Of Regions
Use this lesson to show your students the differences and similarities between the various countries in terms of political, economic, cultural, and population regions.
5th grade
Social studies
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Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
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Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
In this cooperative economics activity, students learn about the division of labor in a real way. Students will be able to see first hand the advantages and disadvantages of the division of labor.
5th grade
Social studies
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Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin
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Ben Franklin
Benjamin Franklin wasn't just a Founding Father of the United States of America—he was so much more. In this lesson, students will learn how Ben Franklin changed the shape of Philadelphia.
5th grade
Social studies
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Understand African American Spirituals
Understand African American Spirituals
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Understand African American Spirituals
Spirituals have a long history in the United States, and often serve to strengthen and motivate people. Students will compare three types of spirituals from different time periods and share their understanding with their peers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
In this lesson, Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech, students will be able to understand the allusion Martin Luther King, Jr. makes to the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Have students discuss allusions in this speech.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Lost in Native American Lore
Lost in Native American Lore
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Lost in Native American Lore
Explore a Native American legend with your students to discover the ways of life and beliefs of the Algonquin people.
5th grade
Social studies
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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5th Grade Social Studies Lesson Plans

Help your students build knowledge of America's history, government, community, and civics with Education.com's fifth grade social studies lesson plans. Students will learn and deepen their historical comprehension through active discussion and guided practice, made enjoyable and entertaining with our lesson plans. In no time, your students will become walking encyclopedias!