History 5


The fifth grade United States History and Geography course, Explorers to 1815, introduces students to what Europeans came to think of as “The New World” and then traces the development of the American nation from the colonial period until 1815. In order to emphasize the significant events and personalities found in the core text and history readers, recitation and drill work will be done regularly. Additionally, the text, 200 Questions about American History helps students to learn the major facts about America’s past. During the fourth quarter, students will examine California’s fascinating past in a literature-based mini-course.  While reading books such as The Story of Junipero Serra, Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express, and By the Great Horn Spoon the people and events of early California will come alive for the students. This year’s geography study will focus on North America.