Middle School (5th-8th)
Curriculum and Instruction
Continuing the last year of a three-year study of United States history, 5th graders begin with a study of 19th century industry and innovation in the United States and culminate with the study of the events and the impact of September 11, 2002. The geography strand emphasizes the influence of geography on U.S. history during these same time periods. In the civics/government strand, students learn about the rights of citizens contained within the Constitution and how changes made over time to the Constitution protect the rights of all citizens. In the economic strand, students explore ways consumers and producers impact the American economy. The Georgia Studies Weekly series supplements the standards and topics addressed in 5th grade.