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Grade 5 Social Studies - Week Two

Printable Version - Week Two Learning Board (in PDF)

5th Grade Social Studies

Week 2: April 6-10

Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • explain possible causes and effects of events and developments during industrialism in the United States.

Objetivos de estudios sociales: Estudiantes podrán:

  • explicar causas y efectos de los eventos y desarrollo de la sociedad durante industrialismo en los Estados Unidos.


Read the text and complete the activities by clicking on the blue arrow. The activities are assigned in Newsela on Clever

When Everything Changed: The Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution and the Growth of Cities

Newsela en español

Combustibles fósiles dan energía al mundo moderno pero también calientan y contaminan

Cuando todo cambió: la Revolución Industrial

Books to read/libros recomendados

The Escape from Home by Avi

Big Water by Andrea Curtis

City of Grit and Gold by Maud Macroy Powell

The Cornerstones of Freedom: The Industrial Revolution by Melissa McDaniel

Industrial Revolution: Primary Sources by Carole Marsh

¿Quién fue Thomas Alba Edison?

Grandes genios de la historia en 25 historias Javier Alonso López

100 pasos para la ciencia. Descubrimientos e inventos que cambiaron el mundo by Lisa Jane Gillespie 

Screen-free activities

Look around your house and think of all the machines you have. Create an invention that would be helpful in today's world. What supplies would be needed? Draw a diagram and use captions to describe how it will work and how it will help in today's world.

Fíjate en todas las máquinas que tienes en tu casa. Crea una invención que seria útil hoy día. Dibuja un diagrama y escribe sobre como trabajaría y como seria útil en nuestras vidas.

Vocabulary/ Vocabulario

Industrial Revolution: between the 18th and 19th centuries, a time when the manufacturing of goods moved from small shops and homes to large factories. People moved from rural areas to big cities in order to work and it was a time of new technologies, new types of transportation, and a different way of life for many.

Revolución industrial: el periodo de tiempo al fin del siglo 18 y el principio del siglo 19 en cuando se cambio la manufactura de bienes a maquiladoras. La gente inmigro a ciudades de áreas rurales para trabajar. Marcó una nueva era de tecnología, transportación y la vida cotidiana.

Invention: a new thing or process that someone has made or thought up.

Invención: una cosa o proceso nueva que alguien ha pensado.

Modernization: a process in which societies are believed to move from less to more advanced forms through the introduction of new technology or through social change.

Modernización: el proceso en la cual la sociedad se cambia de formas mas avanzadas por medio de la introducción de nuevo tecnología o cambio social.

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