Grade 5 Unit 1 Exploration

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:        Social Studies

Grade:           5

Unit:              Exploration

Pacing:          1st Marking Period

 

Essential Question(s):

1.      Why did Europeans want to explore and colonize the Americas?

2.      How was our world changed by European Exploration?

3.      What challenges did the English explorers and colonists face in the new world?

 

Big Idea(s):

1.      The desire to find gold and riches, extend land claims and gain religious freedoms led many Europeans to explore the Americas (Gold, glory, God).

2.      The Americas were discovered and influenced by European exploration.

3.      Despite hardships and failures, England was determined to explore and colonize America. 

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

 

1.1.1 - Explain how specific individuals and their ideas and beliefs influenced American history

1.3.2 – Compare and contrast the “push” “pull” factors leading to exploration and Colonial settlement. (Why did they come?  3 G’s – Gold, God, Glory)

 

1.5.1 – Explain the connections between environment and European exploration. and early European settlement in America

 

1.6.2 – Analyze “push” “pull” factors that contributed to European migration.

Supporting:

1.4.1 -    Compare and Contrast the value of using local/regional/thematic maps to identify early settlements in America.

1.12.1 -  Analyze how trade has linked different parts of the world.

1.13.2. - Evaluate contributions of different ethnic/cultural groups to the settlement and growth and settlement of the United States.

 

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

Specific individuals, ideas, and beliefs in American History

·         Columbus- You could reach Asia by sailing west

·         Magellan – First to sail around the world

·         Vespucci – Proved Columbus had found a new continent, not Asia

·         Cabot – 1st English Explorer – landed in Newfoundland

 

Push- pull factors of exploration and colonial settlement.

·         reasons- gold, glory, and God

 

 

Connections

·         New World environment- weather, climate, Native American encounters

 

English/Spanish migration and settlement

·         Jamestown

·         Roanoke

·         Plymouth

·         New Spain

 

 

Explain ideas and beliefs of specific individuals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compare and Contrast reasons for exploration and colonial settlement

 

 

 

Explain connections between environment, climate, and Native American encounters

 

 

Analyze “push” “pull” factors that contributed to European migration.

 

 

 

 

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Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

 

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

·        Textbook:  Harcourt Horizons: Unit 2

o       Chapter 3 Lesson 3

o       Chapter 4 Lessons 1, 3, 4, 5

o       Primary/Secondary Sources

o       Map Activities

·        Novel:  Pedro’s Journal

·        Graphic Organizers:

·        Time line

·        Cause & Effect

·        3-2-1

·        Computer Websites: See attachment - Interactive American History Websites


Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

1.      Develop vocabulary

2.      KWL Chart

3.      Partner reads and discussions

4.      Response log entries – summarizing

5.      Note taking

6.      Compare & Contrast explorers – reasons for exploring

7.      Leveled Readers

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

claim

treaty

cartographer

navigation

expedition

colony/colonist

stock

legislature

pilgrim

compact

conquistador

self-sufficient

prosperity

cash crop

authority

self-rule

majority-rule

 

Examples:

Poster depicting a famous explorer

Present orally

PowerPoint presentation of an explorer

Report on an explorer

Novel: Pedro’s Journal

Write journal/diary entries that could have been written by the explorer