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From the Michigan Content Expectations:

The fifth grade social studies content expectations mark a departure from the social studies approach taken in previous grades. Building upon the geography, civics and government, and economics concepts of the United States mastered in fourth grade and historical inquiry from earlier grades, the fifth grade expectations begin a more discipline-centered approach concentrating on the early history of the United States. Students begin their study of American history with American Indian peoples before the arrival of European explorers and conclude with the adoption of the Bill of Rights in 1791. Although the content expectations are organized by historical era, they build upon students’ understandings of the other social studies disciplines from earlier grades and require students to apply these concepts within the context of American history.



Overview of the MI Open Book Project American History Beginnings - Revolution


Chapter 1 - Studying History


Chapter 2 - The Three Worlds Meet


Chapter 3 - Colonization and Settlement


Chapter 4 - Life in the Colonies


Chapter 5 - The Road to Revolution


Chapter 6 - The Revolutionary War


Chapter 7 - A New Nation







Materials developed under a grant from the Michigan Department of Education

Contact the Project Manager:  david.johnson@wmisd.org

These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.