HIS0500: 5th Grade History and Geography

05/01/2024 to 05/30/2025 • Modified 04/23/2024

Course Description

This history course relates to the history of the United States from pre-Columbian times until 1865. Students will use historical and geographical analysis skills to explore the early history of the United States and understand the ideas and events that strengthened the Union. Students will continue to learn fundamental concepts in civics, economics, and geography as they study United States history chronologically and learn about change and continuity in our history. They will also study documents and speeches that laid the foundation for American ideals and institutions and examine people’s everyday life at different times in the country’s history through the use of primary and secondary sources.


4th Grade History & Geography


Module 1: Geography

  • Week 1: Oceans and Continents 
  • Week 2: Regions of the United States
  • Week 3: Bodies of Water in the United States 
  • Week 4: Mountains and Deserts in the United States

Module 2: Archaeology and the First Americans

  • Week 5: Early Cultures in North America 
  • Week 6: Exploration
  • Week 7: North American Tribe Project 
  • Week 8: Ancient African Empires 
  • Week 9: Quarterly Review Week

Module 3: The Founding of Colonial America

  • Week 10: First Settlements 
  • Week 11: Colonial Expansion
  • Week 12: Early Life in the Colonies 
  • Week 13: Revolution Begins

Module 4: Declaring Independence

  • Week 14: Beginning of Independence 
  • Week 15 Major Events of the Revolution 
  • Week 16: Independence

Module 5: Important People of the Revolutionary War

  • Week 17: Important People of the Revolutionary War
  • Week 18: Quarterly Review

Module 6: Organized Government and New Land

  • Week 19: Forming Government 
  • Week 20: First Presidents 
  • Week 21: New Land
  • Week 22: Lewis and Clark

Module 7: A Changing Landscape

  • Week 23: Westward Expansion 
  • Week 24: Important Inventions 
  • Week 25: Abolition
  • Week 26: Women of the 1800s 
  • Week 27: Quarterly Review

Module 8: Differences that Divided a Nation

  • Week 28: Differences 
  • Week 29: A Nation Divided

Module 9: Civil War

  • Week 30: The Civil War Begins 
  • Week 31: Civil War
  • Week 32: Important Leaders of the Civil War 
  • Week 33: Reconstruction

Module 10: Civil War Life

  • Week 34: Life During the Civil War 
  • Week 35: Women of the Civil War 
  • Week 36: Review Week

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