In fifth grade we study the history leading up to and through the early United States. We use the Discovering Our Past- Early Years social studies curriculum. In addition to working our way through the book, I have my students use workbooks that I've put together as supplemental activities to complement and enhance what we are already learning from our textbook.
Currently we are studying our way through the government section of our textbook and discovering about the three branches of government, what checks and balances are, and why it is that our nation's government system was structured into its current form. It is an exciting unit to go through with my class. They always ask the BEST questions! Due to distance learning right now, I will post a few videos throughout this time to help explain different parts of our government unit since we cannot be together in person.