5th Grade Sample Unit Sheet
Do any six activities
in any textbook, about the French, Spanish and Dutch explorations
(use the table of contents to find the chapter). Choose any
5 questions from the back of the chapter. 10 pts
to the tape and follow along in "America will Be".
Answer the questions at the end of the tape. 10 pts.
the video "The Mayflower". 10 pts
the worksheet that goes with the video. 5 pts.
to the teacher discuss the explorers. Fill out the organizer
chart. 10 pts.
the map of Verrazano's voyage on plain paper. Glus green yarn
to show his route. Glue red yarn to show the route of any
other explorer. 10 pts.
popsicle stick puppets, make a puppet show about Cartier's
visit with the Iroquis. Use at least 3 characters. Perform
it for 3 classmates. 10 pts.
4 explorers. Write 2 sentences summarizing each one. This
assignment must be don in a language other than English. 10
a mural on butcher paper. Show Aztec life before Cortes' army
arrived. Explain it to 2 classmates. Display in the room.
Do any 2 of the worksheets that go with this unit. 10 pts.
Choose one only. 20 pts.
page 118 of "America will Be" you will find a list
of the food needed for a 3 month voyage to America. Make a
list of what you would need to take 5 people in a space shuttle
for a one month voyage. Make sure to describe how the food
would be stored and prepared. Each person needs 2000 calories
and 1/2 gallon of water per day.
a pillowcase or 1/2 of a flat sheet, design a costume that
is both practical and decorative. Include patterns that tell
a story of your family history. Use only plants to color the
Choose one only 20 pts.
Columbus discover America? Explain your answer as a European
and as a Native American.
a chart showing how the Native Americans benefitted from European
explorers. Also show how the Europeans benefitted from the
Native Americans. Decide who had the greatest benefit.
a letter to the president of the United States explaining
why space exploration is a good idea (or a bad one). Mention
what we hained from other types of exploration.