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Unit Outline



Grade: Five

Unit of Study: Social Studies Ancient Egypt

Time line: 15 lessons (40 minutes each)


Curriculum Expectations:


Social Studies

  • Show how innovations made by the various early civilizations have influenced the modern world
  • Identify major early civilizations and locate them on a world map
  • Describe the physical features and climate of two or more regions where early civilizations developed
  • Explain how two or more early civilizations shapes and used the environment to meet their physical needs for food, homes, clothing and health
  • Outline how social needs were met in two or more early civilizations
  • Identify important values and beliefs in two or more early civilizations and describe how they affected daily life
  • Identify some specific and technological advances made by two or more early civilizations
  • Identify and compare the distinguishing features of two or more early civilizations
  • Use graphic organizers and graphs to sort information and make connections
  • Make connections between some elements of modern life and similar elements from early civilizations



  • Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning
  • Read a variety of texts from diverse cultures, including literary texts, graphic texts and informational texts
  • Identify a variety of reading comprehension strategies and use them appropriately before, during and after reading to understand texts
  • Use stated and implied ideas in texts to make inferences and construct meaning
  • Extend understanding of texts by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge, experience, and insights, to other familiar texts, and to the world around them
  • Make judgments and draw conclusions about the ideas and information in texts and cite stated or implied evidence from the text to support their views
  • Sort and classify ideas and information for their writing in a variety of ways
  • Produce resided, draft pieces of writing to meet identified criteria based on the expectations related to content, organization, style and use of conventions
  • Use a range of appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product, including print, script, and different fonts, graphics and layout



  • Produce two- and three- dimensional works of art that communicate a range of ideas for specific purposes and specific audiences
  • Select the most appropriate tools, materials and techniques for a particular purpose, and use them correctly
  • Produce two- and three- dimensional works of art that communicate a range of thoughts, feelings, and ideas for specific purposes, and to specific audiences (using electronic media, design an eye-catching title page for their notebook that clearly communicated the topic for a unit of study.



  • Select and justify the most appropriate standard unit to measure length, height, width and distance, and to measure the perimeter of various polygons


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