California Grade 5 History-Social Science

The Grade 5 library provides content-rich animations, videos, and leveled content readers to help Upper Elementary students experience and learn California social studies. Easy to find and download, assets also include Interactive Student Text pages as well as student consumable worksheets.

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Go to Declaring Independence Introduction Video

Declaring Independence Introduction Video

Grab students' attention with this fun introductory video. This engaging lesson prompt introduces key vocabulary and concepts related to the Declaration of Independence.

Go to Declaring Independence Lesson Video

Declaring Independence Lesson Video

Bring content to life with this engaging lesson video about the origins and adoption of the Declaration of Independence. This short video presents lesson content, taps prior knowledge and is easy to integrate into whole-group instruction.

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Declaring Independence Practice Activity: Viewpoints

Help students apply content with this lesson-level activity about the conflicting viewpoints of Loyalists and Patriots during the American Revolution. This interactive practice lesson reinforces lesson content with a familiar and easy-to-use game.

Go to Declaring Independence Print Partner Worksheet: Freedom from Britain

Declaring Independence Print Partner Worksheet: Freedom from Britain

Students can demonstrate understanding of key ideas about the Declaration of Independence with this ready-to-use reproducible handout.

Go to Declaring Independence Content Reader: Choosing Freedom

Declaring Independence Content Reader: Choosing Freedom

Support content with literature using this independent reading text for below-grade-level readers. Choosing Freedom, by Ann Rossi, teaches relevant vocabulary through an engaging reader.

Go to Declaring Independence Content Reader: Conflict in the Colonies

Declaring Independence Content Reader: Conflict in the Colonies

Support content with literature using this independent reading text for on-grade-level readers. Conflict in the Colonies, by Ann Rossi, teaches relevant vocabulary through an engaging reader.

Go to Declaring Independence Content Reader: On the Road to Revolution

Declaring Independence Content Reader: On the Road to Revolution

Support content with literature using this independent reading text for above-grade-level readers. On the Road to Revolution, by Ann Rossi, teaches relevant vocabulary through an engaging reader.

Go to Evaluating Websites Video

Evaluating Websites Video

How can we tell if a website is reliable? Students will need to answer this question often as they learn and grow in the 21st century. This video will help them learn the skills they need to evaluate websites.

Go to Declaring Independence Worksheet: Find Out More

Declaring Independence Worksheet: Find Out More

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…." The words of the Declaration of Independence still inspire, as they did in 1776. This ready-to-use worksheet presents selections from the Declaration along with helpful explanations.