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Fifth Grade
Science, Social Studies, Geography, and History

Curriculum & Resources

All curriculum is purchased by Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy for your use. Unused portions (textbooks etc) are returned to Ignite.

The following curriculum links have been organized according to grade levels. Choose the level of curriculum that meets your child’s needs for each subject area. There are links to placement tests where applicable.

Your Educational Specialist will be able to help guide you in your curriculum selection.

Mystery Science is an educational website that provides a library of science lessons that are anchored by entertaining, kid-friendly videos.

This is an Open Education Resource (OER) textbook that has been written specifically for
students as a reputable source for them to obtain information aligned to the Science Standards of each individual grade.

Developing Critical
Thinking Through Science
Book 2

A totally hands-on approach to physical science through activities, requiring minimal preparation time. Already in lesson plan format, all that is needed is to gather the needed materials and go. The lesson goal, skills learned, materials needed, preparation required, and approximate time needed for preparation and lesson are all stated at the beginning of each activity. The activity itself is presented in question and answer format; as you lead your children through the activity, you simultaneously lead them to express their thoughts and ideas about each step. The dialogue is all written out for you, and carefully designed to encourage the development of students’ critical thinking skills.

180 Days of Social Studies

180 Days of Social Studies for 5th grade provides teachers and parents with 180 days of daily practice to build students’ social studies content-area literacy. Through these weekly units, 5th grade students will analyze and evaluate primary source documents, answer text-dependent questions, and improve their social studies knowledge, critical thinking, and reasoning skills.

Teaching Social Studies Through Art

Teaching Social Studies Through Art is a great complement to Teaching Geography Through Art . Some of the topics and countries visited include mountains, islands, gardens, lighthouses, cities, bridges and architecture,ballet, Italy, Germany, Russia, and Holland. Along the way, kids will be exposed to many different masterpieces (black and white reproductions,unfortunately!) and art techniques – drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. and be encouraged to try their hand at these mediums. 82 pgs.

The Story of the World
Volume 1-4

The Story of the World consists of a text and a curriculum guide each for four eras of history. Presenting a chronological history to elementary students using a classical approach and an engaging narrative. The readings in the text provide a base of knowledge for the time period covered, and is augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, recommended literature selections, map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

Hands-On-History:
Vikings

Hands-on-History books are with hands-on activities perfect for accompanying your study of ancient civilizations. Each book discusses a fascinating ancient culture, covering food, clothing, buildings, religious beliefs, festivals, family life, and social organization. After each bit of information is given, the book provides a project for kids to construct that will remind them of what they learned and provide them with a neat keepsake. There are 12-13 projects in each book, each with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions accompanied by full-color photographs at each step.

Hands-On-History:
Romans

Hands-on-History books are with hands-on activities perfect for accompanying your study of ancient civilizations. Each book discusses a fascinating ancient culture, covering food, clothing, buildings, religious beliefs, festivals, family life, and social organization. After each bit of information is given, the book provides a project for kids to construct that will remind them of what they learned and provide them with a neat keepsake. There are 12-13 projects in each book, each with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions accompanied by full-color photographs at each step.

Hands-On-History:
Ancient Egyptians

Hands-on-History books are with hands-on activities perfect for accompanying your study of ancient civilizations. Each book discusses a fascinating ancient culture, covering food, clothing, buildings, religious beliefs, festivals, family life, and social organization. After each bit of information is given, the book provides a project for kids to construct that will remind them of what they learned and provide them with a neat keepsake. There are 12-13 projects in each book, each with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions accompanied by full-color photographs at each step.

180 Days of Geography

180 Days of Geography for First grade provides teachers and parents with 180 days of daily practice to build students’ geographical knowledge and skills. Through these weekly units, First grade students will improve their geographic background knowledge, critical thinking and reasoning skills, map and spatial skills, and answer photo- and text-dependent questions.

Geography Through Art

Geography Through Art has done a terrific job of combining questions, mapping, and other activities into a fun, easy-to-teach approach to geography. Intended as a thirty-six week program, the first twenty-seven of these include a variety of activities. The first weeks encompass the world as a whole; then you focus on different regions continent by continent. Within each week there are several different methods of learning.

Science Detective A1

The emphasis here is in helping students learn and understand science with a critical language arts slant so that they will learn to read science passages critically, and write full explanations of their thinking to reinforce their understanding. The books are divided into three units: physical science, life science, and earth science. Each unit contains over a dozen activities, each on a more specific sub-topic, and tied to national science standards. Each activity consists of both reading and question portions. The reading selection explains the concept in detail, with paragraphs separated and labeled by letter, and important vocabulary highlighted. The right-hand page features questions on the topic the student has just read about. Questions are presented in a variety of formats, including true/false, short answer (full-sentence responses), multiple-choice, graph questions, comparison/contrast and more.

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