5th Grade - OUSD Social Studies Curriculum on Newsela

OUSD 5th graders use Newsela to access our custom Social Studies curriculum that focuses on U.S. History. This online curriculum is aligned to California Common Core state standards, and consists of individual articles that are adjusted to each student's reading level. Students and teachers can access Newsela through Clever. To provide feedback on the Social Studies curriculum on Newsela, click here.

Fall

Indigenous Lands

Chapter 1

The Land and People Pre-Contact


Chapter 2

Age of Exploration


Chapter 3

Cooperation and Conflict in North America

Winter

Colonial America

Chapter 4

Settling the Colonies


Chapter 5

The Road to War


Chapter 6

The American Revolution

Spring

The U.S. Forms and Expands

Chapter 7

Development and Significance of U.S. Constitution


Chapter 8

Life in the Young Republic


Chapter 9

The New Nation’s Westward Expansion

5th Grade Social Studies - Scope and Sequence
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OUSD Newsela Tutorial Video

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