Saint Patrick Catholic School
5th grade Social Studies Syllabus
Course Name and Description
Grade 5 Social StudiesGoals and Objectives Major Topics
To gain an understanding and appreciation for Unit 1- Early Civilizations and Cultures
the world. Unit 2- Early Civilizations in Africa and Asia
To gain an understanding and appreciation for Unit 3- Early Civilizations in the Americas
other cultures. Understand diversity and its Unit 4- Mediterranean Empires
importance in our world and life. Unit 5- The Medieval World
To gain an understanding and appreciation for Unit 6- Discovery, Expansion, and Revolutions
early civilizations and the impact it had on us today. Unit 7- A World in Opposition
Unit 8- New Nations and a New Country
Scott Foresman- "The World"
"The World" workbook
William and Mary Units of Study
Social Studies notebook- spiral or composition for note taking and journaling
The foundation of my philosophy of education is to integrate my instruction to show connections among the content areas. I believe this will allow my students to receive a well-rounded education.
My teaching style is geared towards all learning abilities. I will accommodate in any way I can, if needed, for any of my students. I want to create a caring, friendly, and motivational classroom so that children will be enthusiastic learners.
I will engage my students’ interests in learning by having concrete learning experiences. I will also encourage student’s creativity and originality in their work. I want to instill an appreciation and understanding in students for diversity by exposing students to a variety of cultures and sharing the uniqueness of each student.
Finally, I want to help children enjoy learning and create a safe, community environment for them to grow within.
Essential Policy/Procedure Information
The policy/procedures of the classroom largely follow those of STPCS.
The classroom rules were determined by the students.
Follow the “Golden Rule”
Do your best work and have fun!
Grading Method & Scale
STPCS Honor Code:
“The work you submit in this class is expected to be the result of your individual effort only. The use of a computer in no way modifies the standards of academic integrity expected under the STPCS Honor Code.
You are encouraged to study together and to discuss information and concepts covered in class. You can give “consulting” help or receive “consulting help from such students. However, this permissible cooperation should never involve one student having possession of a copy of all or part of work done by someone else, in hard or electronic form.
Should copying occur, both the student who copied work from another student and the student who gave material to be copied will both automatically receive a zero for the assignment.
During assignments, quizzes, tests, and examinations, you must do your own work. Talking or discussing is not permitted during quizzes, tests, and examinations, nor may you compare papers, copy from others, or collaborate in any way. Any unauthorized collaborative behavior on assignments, quizzes, tests, and examinations will result in a failing grade on that assignment, quiz, test, and/or examination.”