Social Studies Social Studies


Mrs. Shannon, Mrs. Swidorsky, Mrs. Price

We will be exploring the world and its culture through our Social Studies curriculum.


Students will be working on Daily Oral Geography to increase their map reading skills and general geographical knowledge.  They will be using classroom atlases to answer questions about latitude, longitude and how to read a map key along with information about U.S. states, countries and continents.

Students will be allowed to use the atlases on their quizzes and record the page on which they found the correct information.  Quizzes will usually be given on a weekly basis and are comprehensive.  That means that each quiz will include the information reviewed during the week and may also include any information from previous weeks.

Related Links

    Search Engines
    This takes you to several search engines designed for safe surfing.
    Hints on Print
    This site shows you how to choose a good reference book. Use the Go to Demo link.
    Fact Fragment Frenzy
    This site shows you how to pull the facts out of a piece of text. This is a great way to learn how to take notes. Use the Go to Demo link.
    National Geographic Map Games
    This site has six fun map games - from ancient Egypt to outer space!
    Printable maps
    This website is sponsored by National Geographic. It is called Xpeditions and you can print off a variety of maps in pdf format. Really cool!

5th Grade - Chets Creek Elementary
Duval County
13200 Chets Creek Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 992-6390