Fifth Grade Social Studies


Social Studies


Learn everything there is to know about the states, U.S. cities, landmarks, landforms, regions, national parks and more with my 70 different United States interactive maps. This section includes fun games and dozens of printable and interactive United States activities.




How well do you know all seven continents and five oceans? In this fun game, learners must drag and drop the signposts to their correct spots on the rotating Earth within 90 seconds. Learners are rewarded with one of seven continental certificates if they are correct. Collect all seven!



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In International Pizza Delivery, users must delivery pizzas to all corners of the world using their latitude and longitude skills. The object is to delivery as many pizzas as possible in three minutes. For each successful delivery, the user earns the flag of the nation in which the pizza was delivered to. These flags may be printed out at the end of the game.



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This section includes interactive maps of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Simply choose a map and click on its features, cities, and landmarks. Detailed information will appear. These are perfect for state reports!




Collage America! is an artistic game where students can build the United States by dragging and dropping states to their correct places on the map. Students can drag examples of three of each state to the map, with each example representing that state in the form of a famous landmark, landform, theme, place of interest, or product that state is known for. The result is a dazzling and unique collage map of the United States that can be printed out and saved to the computer.

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Make your own interactive, communicative maps of continents and nations. Simply insert "hotspots" in the maps with associated text and create passwords to edit and share your maps. Add as many hotspots as you want and customize their fonts and colors. When you or people you share your map with rollover your the hot spots you inserted into your map, the text you added will appear in a caption.


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Map Maker 2.0 is a fantastic tool for young students learning about World Geography. Build maps from black and white outlines and add labels, stamps, cities, regions, map key and much more.






Oh no! It’s an Ameriquake! Drag all of the state names to their correct places on the map. You can choose to play with 5, 10, 20, or all 50 states.

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Click on a continent or ocean to learn basic facts, or, click to visit a continental page where you can learn detailed information about each continent and all of its nations.



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Learn about every nation in the world simply by scrolling over it with your mouse.




The 13 Colonies section includes interactive maps, colony profiles, colony maps, regional profiles, historical events, colony histories, interactive activities, games, and much more.




The American Revolution section includes interactive maps, founding fathers, documents, battle descriptions, important events, interactive activities, printables, writing prompts, games and much more.



The Constitution section features an interactive U.S. Constitution complete with interpretations of each article and amendment. This section also features numerous interactive activities, famous U.S. court cases, and much more.



The Government section features an interactive government exhibit with images and explanations of each of the three branches of governments and each sub-category of the branches. This section includes numerous interactive activities and much more.



The Presidents section includes an interactive guide to America’s 44 presidents, presidential biographies, interactive activities and much more.



The Lewis and Clark section includes an interactive map detailing their epic adventure into the western wilderness, biographies, discoveries, interactive activities, and much more.



The Westward Expansion section features an interactive map detailing each of the four major land routes settlerss traveled to destinations in the West: the Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, California Trail, and Mormon Trail.



This massive section on America’s 16th president includes detailed descriptions of four parts of Lincoln’s life, numerous reading comprehension exercises, interactive activities, and biographies on members of his cabinet and Mary Todd Lincoln. This is the most comprehensive Lincoln resource for young learners on the internet!



The Civil War section includes interactive maps, biographies on important people, documents, battle descriptions, exhibits on slavery, death in the Civil War, and Women in the Civil War, important events, interactive activities, printables, writing prompts, games, and much more.




This section contains hundreds of free social studies printables perfect for interactive notebooks. Among the printables are creative writing prompts and role-playing scenarios where learners must apply their knowledge of events and historical facts to render creative artwork, writing, dialogue, and imaginative output. I made these and used them in my classroom to foster a creative environment focused on American history that literally thrilled my fourth, fifth, and sixth graders.




The Native Americans section includes interactive maps, tribal profiles, biographies of famous Native Americans, interactive activities, and even an online Totem Pole Maker.




This extensive section includes an interactive explorers book, numerous explorer profiles, explorer printables, and interactive quizzes and activities. This section also features explorers games, an old world map maker, printable explorer routes, explorer legends and myths, and much more.




The Pirates section includes numerous interactive pirates maps, pirate profiles, interactive and printable activities, pirate games and descriptions of pirate legends and lore.



The Castles section includes an interactive castle with descriptions of castle anatomy, interactive castle activities, castle profiles, and even a page on secret passages found within castles.



The Biographies section includes more the 150 kid-friendly biographies.



Animated Biographies serve as vivid, animated storybooks detailing the lives of famous people in history through animation. Choose from Jackie Robinson, Harriet Tubman, George Washington, Susan B. Anthony, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, or Christopher Columbus