Social Studies




    Mrs. Palmer will be guiding our 5th graders in Social Studies this year.


    Fifth-grade’s second social studies unit is focused on the earliest inhabitants of America.  Students will learn about the varying theories about how the earliest inhabitants arrived and existed; how the early inhabitants adapted to environmental challenges in a variety of ways; and how the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas developed sophisticated cultures by using innovative technological solutions.   Throughout these lessons, students will consider what makes people similar, yet unique.


    Other topics discussed this year:

    European Exploration and the TransAtlantic Slave Trade



    Cultural Diversity in the Western Hemipshere.