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Social Studies

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     The fifth grade social studies curriculum begins a three year spiral; fifth, eight, and ninth grade. The fifth grade curriculum is a chronological study of United States history beginning with pre-colonial Native Americans and culminating with an in depth study of the process of creating the Constitution. Through the study of American history students will examine economic concepts and principles as well as the influence of geography on exploration and early settlement of America. Students will participate in a service-learning project to develop efficacy, as they become active citizens. Throughout the year, students will be applying the skills of social science inquiry through a variety of sources including technology.-Parkway Online Curriculum Guide.

     At Craig, these units are presented in a variety of ways.  The year begins with a review and application of geographical concepts as students create their own countries.  Economics is taught using Junior Achievement's JA Biztown curriculum as its basis.  Students learn "first-hand" about early settlements in the colonial simulation Discovery.  Regardless of the mode of instruction, students are immersed in the history of the United States in fifth grade.

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Parkway School District Craig Elementary, 1492 Craig Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63146, 314-415-6250