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Our Country's History

New! Nystrom Grade 5 Atlas


History in Context

Expand fifth graders understanding of history through the context of geography to highlight the roles of place, change, and human perceptions.

Discover What's Inside

Our Country’s History takes fifth graders on an exploration of major events situated in time and place, from 1400 to the present.

Lasting Legacies focus in on events from different time periods and their impact on the future.

Build Foundational Skills

Fifth graders focus on the history of the U.S. in the context of geography, learning skills and concepts such as:

  • Learn to use an atlas effectively
  • Become familiar with the fundamental themes of history and geography
  • Become familiar with basic concepts in other areas of social studies, such as economics and sociology
  • Apply these themes and concepts to the study of our country’s history
  • Complete timelines

Turnkey and Cross-Curricular

Engaging activities guide fifth graders in focusing on every aspect of their atlas to learn about historical events. 

Activities take 15–20 minutes and can be rearranged to match your curriculum, making it easy to incorporate social studies into instructional time. 

Literacy lessons are designed to build ELA skills and concepts—such as critical thinking and in-depth analytical skills—in the context of social studies.

Anytime, Anywhere

Meet students where they are and engage parents in their learning with digital resources, including an e-atlas and brand-new interactive activities.
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“The Atlases are age appropriate and are bright and inviting for the students. The teachers like the resources that go with the atlases since they connect with literacy lessons and standards. I also like how the atlases build upon each other each year, you can really see the progression of geography skills.”
Suzanne Gons
District Supervisor of Social Studies

Essential Geography Resources




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