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Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

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Grade 5 Social Studies - Week Five

Printable Version of this lesson board in PDF format

5thGrade Social Studies

Week 5 May 4-8

Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • describe the origins, functions, and structure of the United States Constitution and the three branches of government.

Objetivos de estudios sociales: Estudiantes podrán:

  • describir los orígenes, funciones, y estructura del gobierno de los estados unidos.
  • describir las tres ramas o partes del gobierno estadounidense.


To access the articles, go to Clever and click on the Newsela app.

Conceived of Compromises: Creating the U.S. Constitution

Our System of Checks and Balances

Newsela en español

Los poderes del Congreso

El sistema de controles y contrapeso estadounidense.

Fuentes primarias: La Constitución de los Estados Unidos de América

Achieve3000 para TWDL

La formación de un gobierno

Books to Read

The Constitution of the United States

Checks and Balances; A Look at the Powers of Government by Kathiann M. Kowalski

John, Paul, George and Ben by Lane Smith

Libros recomendados

Pato para Presidente Doreen Cronin

Una unión mas perfecta: La historia de nuestro constitución Betsy Maestro

¿Qué es la Corte Suprema? Nancy Harris

¿Qué es Congreso? Nancy Harris

Screen-free Activities

Write a constitution for your family. What rights and responsibilities would each member get? What checks and balances will you have to maintain fairness? Discuss your constitution with your family members to see if they agree with your plan.

Actividades fuera de línea

Escribe una constitución para tu familia. Piensa en los derechos y responsabilidades de cada miembro. ¿Cómo implementarías el sistema de control y contrapeso para mantener igualdad? Comparte tu constitución con tus miembros de familia y pregunta si están de acuerdo con tu plan.


Constitution: a document that is the highest law in the land and defines the U.S. federal government. it includes seven articles and twenty-seven amendments.

Constitución: el documento mas poderoso en todo el país. Define el gobierno federal de los Estados unidos. Incluye 7 artículos y 27 enmiendas.

Judicial Branch: the branch of government that includes the courts and judges. the highest court in the judicial branch is the supreme court.?

Poder judicial: la rama del gobierno que incluye los cortes y jueces. El corte más poderoso en el poder judicial es el Corte Supremo.

Executive Branch: the branch of government headed up by the president. It includes the president, vice-president, and 15 main executive departments.

Poder Ejecutivo: la rama del gobierno dirigido por el presidente. Incluye el presidente, vicepresidente y los 15 ejecutivos de ministros o departamentos federales.

Legislative Branch: the branch of government that includes the senate and the house of representatives.?

Poder Legislativo: la rama del gobierno que incluye el congreso y el senado.

checks and balances: a system of government that keeps any one branch of government from becoming too powerful.?

controles y contrapesos: Un sistema de gobierno que evita que cualquier rama del gobierno se vuelva demasiado poderosa.

Region- different places that are grouped together because they share something in common

región- un grupo de lugares que están agrupados por algo que tienen en común.

Location- (absolute) an exact place; an address, longitude and latitude coordinates

(relative) a place described by its proximity to another place

ubicación absoluta- un lugar exacto. por ejemplo, una dirección, coordenadas de longitud y latitud.

ubicación relativa- un lugar que se describe por la proximidad a otro lugar.

Human/Environment Interaction- How people depend on, adapt to, and modify the environment and how the environment affects people.

la interacción entre hombre y medio ambiente- como la gente depende en, se adapta y modifica el medio ambiente y como el medio ambiente afecta a la gente.

Movement- How people, goods and ideas move from place to place

movimiento- como la gente, bienes y servicios, e ideas se mueven de un lugar a otro.

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