Grade 5 Unit 2 Colonization

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:        Social Studies

Grade                        5

Unit:              Colonization

Pacing:          2nd Marking Period

 

Essential Question(s):

1.      How did geography and environment affect life in the colonies?

2.      How did early colonies help us become who we are today?

Big Idea(s):

1.      Europeans colonized America because it was a land of vast resources and   opportunity.

 

2.      Early colonists and their different ideas and beliefs about government, education, religious freedoms, and trade helped shaped our present-day United States.


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

           

1.3.2 - Compare and contrast the “push” and “pull” factors leading to exploration and Colonial settlement

1.4.2 - Analyze the geographical significance of location of early American Colonial settlements

1.5.1- Explain connections between environment and European exploration and early  European settlement in American

1.6.1 - Compare and contrast patterns of settlement in specific areas of the 13 American Colonies

 

1.13.1- Analyze how European and African cultures influenced the culture and systems that emerged in the American Colonies.

 

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

 

Supporting:

1.4.1:  Compare and contrast the value of using local/regional/thematic maps to identify early settlements in America

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

 

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

“Push” and “pull” factors of exploration and Colonial settlement

·         New England:  Religious Freedom

·         Mid-Atlantic:  land/climate for farming

·         South: cash crops (e.g. cotton, tobacco)

 

Geographical significance of location of Colonial settlements:

·         Geography of colonies

·         Natural resources of colonies

·         Culture of colonists

 

Patterns of settlement in the 13 American Colonies

 

Connections between environment,  exploration and  settlement

 

Influence of European and African cultures & systems on 13 American colonies

·         Puritans – freedom of speech, religion     

·         William Penn – Frame of Government, religious tolerance

·         Plantations - Indentured servants, slavery, trade

 

Contributions of ethnic/cultural groups to the settlement and growth of the United States.

 

 

Local/regional/thematic maps of early settlements in America

 

 

Compare and Contrast – patterns of settlement

 

 

 

 

 

Analyze significance of location

 

 

 

 

 

Compare and Contrast – patterns of settlement

 

 

Explain-connections between environment and settlement

 

Analyze -  influence of European and African cultures

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluate – ethnic/cultural contributions

 

 

 

Compare & Contrast

local/regional/thematic maps

 

 

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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 3

o       Chapter 5, Lessons 1, 3,

o       Chapter 6, Lessons 1, 2,

o       Chapter 7,  Lessons 1,2,

·        Harcourt Activity Book

·        Map Activities- Lesson 7 - page 246-247

·        Colonial America Plays (.pdf document)

·        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

Puritan

charter

common

specialize

town meeting

public office

industry

export

import

triangular trade route

naval store

refuge

trial by jury

justice

Great Awakening

township

immigrant

militia

almanac

Indentured servant

constitution

indigo

debtor

planter

tidewater

broker

auction

overseer

spiritual

public service

Field trip to Sturbridge

Ward-Heitmann House

Colonial America plays (.pdf)

Create a map with key showing resources of the 13 colonies.

 

 

 

 

Writing:  Imagine you are a field/slave or a house/slave, write a letter describing your life.

Create a drawing showing a typical New England Village (See text pages 190-191)

Write a letter to your teacher, your class, or Ben Franklin telling which of his accomplishments or innovations you feel is most important and why.