Social Studies



                                          Social Studies

In March/April we will discuss the following topics in class:
Unit 5 Immigration and a World of Many People
1.  What is culture?
2.  Why is the United States a country of many cultures?
3.  What is meant by the terms cultural diversity and the Melting
     Pot ?
4.  Immigration and Ellis Island
5.  How are families different?  How are they alike?
6.  Who are some Americans who have made a difference in our
     lives?  (Ties in with our Science Unit on famous inventors)

Time Line Project
The children will be given a time line project after Easter vacation. They are to make a time line describing an event for each year of their life.  They will set up and begin the project on oak tag in the classroom.  They are to complete it at home and include photographs or drawings to illustrate what they are describing. This will be due back in school  on May 9th Please do not use any other paper other than what I send home.

Social Studies notes are sent home every month stapled into the blue Social Studies notebook. Assessments are usually at the end of the month.

Current Events are covered in class through the use of Scholastic News Magazine.


U.S. Mint Site for Kids
Great site to learn about coins and the history associated with them.This site has some great learning games!