Great Courses and Units for Middle School Social Studies Teachers
Welcome to our most recent blog post featuring great middle school social studies courses and units from members of the BetterLesson community. Enjoy!
5th Grade Social Studies by Randy Friedland. This course includes the following units: A Nation Divided: The American Civil War, America’s Reconstuction, What it Means to be American: A Look at U.S. Civics, America at the Turn of the Century: Inventors, Immigration, and Indignation, The 20th Century Way: A Study of World War I and the Roaring Twenties, 1929-1945: The Great Depression and World War II, and The Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement.
5th Grade Humanities A: Reading and Social Studies by Adriana Allen. This course includes the following units: Pre-American Revolution – “War Comes to Willy Freeman” by James and Christopher CollierUnderground Railroad, Slavery, and Pre-Civil War Politics – Research Paper, and Civil War and Reconstruction – “The Glory Field” by Walter Dean Myers.
5th Grade Humanities A: Reading and Social Studies by James Larson. This course includes the following units: British Colonization and Native American History – “The Light in the Forest” by Conrad Richter, American Revolution – “Johnny Tremain” by Esther Forbes, and Underground Railroad – “Brady” by Jean Fritz.