After our Explorer simulation, we have moved on to Colonial Life. We will learn about what brought the colonists from Europe across the Atlantic to settle the 13 colonies. We will study the colonial period and how these people were able to make a better life for themselves... those that survived the first year! Thanks to the Native Americans, the colonists were able to celebrate their first harvest and continue to improve their lives in this new land.
Mrs. Sheffield teaches social studies to all 5th graders. We will learn about U.S. History this year, beginning with the Native Americans through the Civil War. We will study important documents and how our government works. We will also memorize the states and capitals. One highlight of the year will be our annual Patriotic Program, which highlights the time periods in American History.