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Fifth Grade Social Studies Resources

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George Washington Carver: Scientist, Inventor, and Teacher
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan

George Washington Carver was a world-renowned American botanist who devoted his life’s work to helping farmers successfully grow their crops. A lover a nature, with a keen intellect and desire to help people better their lives, Carver used his knowledge to make American farms flourish, which helped the nation as a whole. By doing two primary source activities and watching a short video, students will explore the life of science and innovation led by George Washington Carver.
Skill: Describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century.
Georgia Standard: SS5H1

Jesse Owens and Joe Louis Debunks Hitler's Claims of Aryan Superiority
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Hitler believed that people of Aryan descent were the superior race in the world. In the Germany Olympics his theory was proved wrong when Jesse Owens, and African-American athlete took the gold in several track and field events.
Skill: Explain how the Great Depression and New Deal affected the lives of millions of Americans. 
Georgia Standard: SS5H3

Franklin D Roosevelt | 60 Second Presidents
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the leader of the free world. Ushering the nation out of the Great Depression and into the WWII meant that FDR's presidency was far from boring. Find out what made him so exciting! Note: This is part of a series of videos highlighting each president that could be valuable in highlighting for other historical times. 
Skill: Explain how the Great Depression and New Deal affected the lives of millions of Americans. 
Georgia Standard: SS5H3

Ronald Reagan | 60 Second Presidents
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Ronald Reagan's magnetic personality made him immensely likeable as a public persona, which he used as a way to inspire the nation to rally against the Soviet Union. Let's take a look at how else he wielded that power domestically!
Skill: Trace important developments in America from 1975 to 2001.
Georgia Standard: SS5H7

I Wanna See the States
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Pop band HelloGoodbye sings about the 50 States of America. All 50 states are mentioned in one song that focuses on the people, culture, or geography of each region.
Skill: Locate important places in the United States
Georgia Standard: SSS5G1