Ms. Rahn's 5th gr. Social Studies : Assignments
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Monday, March 30, 2020
Lesson Plan:
The Age of Jefferson-pages 335-337
List the early events that allowed Americans to start moving west. 
-Focus on the Cumberland Gap and the role of pioneers and frontiersman in making their way across the Appalachian Mountains and into new lands. 
-Understand how France controlling the Mississippi River because they owned New Orleans affected American trade to the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean in the South. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Lesson Plan:
Finish The Age of Jefferson with pages 338-339 on Lewis and Clark's expedition
-Understand how the new lands bought during the Louisiana Purchase impacted the country as a whole.  Understand that the new land needed to be explored in order to identify useful plants and animals.  Exploration needed to be done to know which people lived in the west as well. 
Do the map on SeeSaw if you are able to.  Label the appropriate parts from the top of the map by moving them.  Use the map in the back of your textbook to help you.  When you are done, click the green check to submit. 

If you don't have internet, there is a paper copy for you. Just write you answers from the words listed at the top.  Write them int he correct locations on your map. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Lesson Plan:
Read the Article on Lewis and Clark's expedition as well as the information on Sacajawea and answer the questions.  
-Underline or highlight the information as you find it.  Use your best strategy to read the questions first to prepare for the reading.  Remember to read captions and look at titles and pictures to help you understand the information. 
Complete questions on Lewis and Clark that go with the article. Use the information from text pages 338-339 and the article to correctly order the events on the sheet. 

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Lesson Plan:
Sacajawea: Guide to Lewis and Clark
pages 342-345 is an excerpt (part of ) the book that is a biography of her life. 
This excerpt gives you more information on the woman that is credited with showing Lewis and Clark their way through the west.  

Friday, April 3, 2020
Lesson Plan:
The War of 1812
-pages 346-349
This war is fought again with Britain in the year of 1812 after increased tensions (anger) grew between the two sides. 
-Look first for events leading up to the war.  What did each side do that eventually led us to war?
Second-what happened after war started?  How long did it last?  Which countries were involved?  At the end, who was the winner and who was the loser.