Dear, Family Members,
I know there’s a lot on your mind, from health and safety to child care and jobs. We are all experiencing how difficult the impact of this novel coronavirus is and will continue to be. As your child’s teacher, I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out to both our students and families.
I will be communicating important information and any changes, as I receive them, through DoJo. As a school, Grandview’s administration will continue to provide information through the Band App as well. I have also provided at home practice for my 4th, 5th, and 6th grade social studies classes. These activities can be accessed through this website. You can access the daily assignments by clicking on the links to the side.
I certainly hope that the missed school days are limited and that we can return to our classes soon. I will miss our kiddos and look forward to returning as soon as we are able to do so.
Thanks for you continuted support,
Mrs. K. Fox
Program used in Social Studies Class
5th Grade Overview
5th Grade - American History from 1850
Fifth grade students will learn about the challenges facing the new nation, with an emphasis on the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War and Industrial America. They will explore the major military, economic, social and political events of the early twentieth century, such as World War I and the Great Depression. During the study of the Great Depression we will make Hooverville houses and during the study of the Underground Railroad we will do our own version of this in the school. Students will describe the key events and accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and the nation’s growing role in world affairs, from World War II to modern day. In addition they will analyze structures of power and authority and develop civic efficacy, which requires understanding rights, responsibilities, ethical behavior, and the role of citizens within their community, nation, and world. Student will use geographic tools to locate and analyze information about people, places, and environments in Tennessee and the United States. Students will further study and unique historical, economic, social and cultural developments of Tennessee by doing a six part project book throughout the year and learn how our state impacted our nation and the world. Students will develop research, analytic, and critical thinking skills through the evaluation of evidence, interpretation of primary sources, and the construction of sound historical arguments and perspectives.
We have a lot of fun with learning Tennessee and American history!
6th Grade Overview
6th Grade - World History
Sixth grade students will study the beginning of early civilizations through the fall of the Roman Empire. During the study of Egypt we will have a project that will be done at home and presented in class. During the study of Greece we will have an Agora and in class Olympic games. Students will study the geographical, social, economic, and political foundations for early civilizations progressing through the Roman Empire. They will analyze the shift from nomadic societies to agricultural societies. Students will study the development of civilizations, including the areas of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Ancient Israel, Greece, and Rome. The students will taste the foods of the different cultures in class The study of these civilizations will include the impact of geography, early history, cultural development,and economic change. The geographic focus will include the study of physical and political features, economic development and resources, and migration patterns. The students will draw maps of each culture in their notebooks. The sixth grade will conclude with the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This course will be the first concentrated study of world history and geography and will utilize appropriate informational texts and primary sources. We will finish the year making our own cultures.
We have a lot of fun with learning world history!