Grade 5

GRADE 5

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We are now reading "Minn and Jake" by Janet S. Wong.

Summary: This breezy free-verse novel introduces memorable characters in recognizable situations. Spunky Minn, who is "pigtailed/ and lizardy/ and an only child/ the only only child in her class," recently lost her best friend to another girl. And as for the kindergarten-size new kid, "Jake knows/ everyone is staring at him/ because he is so short,/ and maybe also/ because he has a new spiky haircut/ that he never asked for/ that makes him look/ like a baby crow."

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AZTEC, INCA, & MAYA CIVILIZATIONS

http://www.localhistories.org/aztec.html

http://www.aztecs.mrdonn.org/dailylife.html

http://www.aztecs.mrdonn.org/spanish-arrival.html

http://www.aztecs.mrdonn.org/

http://www.localhistories.org/inca.html

http://www.localhistories.org/maya.html

http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0274-mayans.php

http://www.localhistories.org/inca.html

http://incas.mrdonn.org/empire.html

  

 mapclip.gif EXPLORER WEBSITES 

Click on the website below and choose the explorer you need information on:

http://www.who2.com/job/explorer.html

Find out about the explorers and what they were looking for:

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/welcome.htm

http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explorers/index.htm

THIRTEEN COLONIES

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Look at some of the following websites to find more about the 13 colonies.

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/13colonies1.htm

http://www.congressforkids.net/games/thirteencolonies/2_thirteencolonies.htm

 http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Thirteen_Colonies#The_Thirteen_Colonies

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Before you visit the State House in Boston you can acquaint yourself with the the architecture, history and what takes place in this important building. Click here.

 

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