Katherine Johnson was an African American physicist and mathematician who worked to create the first calculations to send humans into space. Learn more about this inspiring woman with this nonfiction reading comprehension worksheet.
In this worksheet, children read the story of Parks' act of passive resistance, then follow a series of thoughtful prompts to reflect on why the boycott was successful, as well as why it inspired the support of so many people around the United States.
Fifth grade social studies resources don't have to be dry and uninteresting. We offer materials that engage kids in discovering history, such as our "History of Zombies" worksheet and our "Write with a Quill Pen" activity. These are especially useful for kids who may be reluctant when it comes to learning about fifth grade social studies. You can also try our fourth grade social studies resources.