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Nystrom Young Citizens Grade 5 Investigate

A comprehensive, hands-on social studies curriculum

Investigate Young Citizens

In this complete, interactive curriculum, teachers invite students to discover where history happened in order to understand how history happened. Investigate American history with lessons that don’t spoon-feed answers but instead ask essential questions. History takes place in students’ minds as they build their own understanding through real experience and hands-on activities.

Inquiry & Literacy

This literary-focused, social studies curriculum features an engaging student book, detailed teacher’s guide and online platform, wet-erase maps and globes, engaging activities, leveled student readers, and more. Student’s will discover more about the history of our nation, as many of the components touch on important United States history.

Hands-On

Students learn better when they are actively engaged. Nystrom Young Citizens includes hands-on maps, globes, and activities for students to not only develop literacy and inquiry, but also key geographic mapping and spatial thinking skills. The curriculum as a whole helps students learn how to take informed action with more academic rigor and less work.

Technology-Based

A new elementary curriculum crafted for the modern classroom, Nystrom’s Young Citizens Grade 5 has lessons that are available digitally to promote higher level thinking, and are easy to follow throughout the program. The online platform features many additional features, such as engaging activities and auto graded assessments. Both teachers and students can access content anywhere, anytime.

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Student Book

The grade-specific texts use comic-style storytelling that builds from foundational skills. The chapters each focus on United States history so students can gain a deeper understanding on how the country came to be. 30 books are included with the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: What Was Life Like For The First People in The Americas?
  • Chapter 2: Why Did Europeans Come To The Americas?
  • Chapter 3: How Did The English Colonies Grow?
  • Chapter 4: How Did The 13 Colonies Become The United States?
  • Chapter 5: How Did the United States Expand?
  • Chapter 6: How Did The United States Struggle To Stay Together?
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Leveled Student Readers

The Leveled Student Readers are grade specific in the program. Young Citizens Grade 5 includes 7 unique titles in 4 different reading levels, 8 copies of each, for a total of 224 Leveled Student Readers.

 

  • Ancestral Pueblo People: What Was Life Like?
  • The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag: What Was Life like for These Early Americans?
  • The Triangular Trade: What Did Enslaved Africans Experience?
  • Constitution Writers: How Did they Form a More Perfect Union?
  • Inventors and Their Inventions: How Did They Help America Grow?
  • The Civil War: How Did Everyday People Take Action?
  • Folktales of the Frontier: What Captured the American Imagination?
  • The 1940’s: How Did World War II Change Life in America?
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Group Activity Cards

This set of information cards features engaging content and student activities, and each card corresponds with a chapter from the Student Reader. There are 8 variations of the cards (one for each chapter), and a total of 48.

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Maps & Globes

Laminated wet-erase maps and globes let students get hands-on with social studies. Included are:

  • 30 Markable U.S. & World Desk Maps
  • 6 Markable 3-D Raised Relief Maps
  • 6 Markable Activity Globes
  • Wide-tip, wet-erase markers
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Digital Access

The online learning platform provides access to all the books and activity cards in the program, plus the platform features engaging activities, auto-graded assessments, and additional materials that are easy to access anywhere with an available internet connection.

 

Teacher and class access are included.

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Teacher's Guide

The teacher’s guide is a powerful tool for teachers that outlines each lesson and features teacher tips, activity sheets, assessments, vocabulary guides, letters home, plus much more.

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Elementary

  • Maps: Primary: ELS
  • Maps: Primary: Readiness
  • Maps: Primary: Outline World Map
  • Maps: Intermediate: Physical
  • Maps: Intermediate: Political
  • Maps: Intermediate: Continents and Oceans Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Wealth of Countries Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Precipitation Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Temperature Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Time Zones Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Land Use Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Population Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Outline World Map
  • U.S. History:1 Native Americans
  • U.S. History:2 Spanish Explorers
  • U.S. History:3 Explorers
  • U.S. History:4 The Great Exchange
  • U.S. History:5 European Settlements
  • U.S. History:6 Thirteen Britishi Colonies
  • U.S. History:7 Slevery In the Americas
  • U.S. History:8 Revolutionary War
  • State Map

Secondary

  • Maps: Intermediate: Physical
  • Maps: Intermediate: Political
  • Maps: Intermediate: Continents and Oceans Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Wealth of Countries Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Precipitation Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Temperature Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Time Zones Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Land Use Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Population Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Outline World Map
  • Maps: Secondary: Land Use Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Population Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Political Relief
  • Maps: Secondary: Land Cover
  • Maps: Secondary: Scupltural Relief
  • Maps: Secondary: Growing Seasons Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Climate Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Tectonic Plates Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Precipitation Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Outline World Map
  • State Map

U.S. History

  • Native Americans
  • Spanish Explorers
  • Explorers
  • The Great Exchange
  • European Settlements
  • Thirteen British Colonies
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Revolutionary War
  • American Expansion
  • Explorations of the West
  • Trails West
  • War with Mexico
  • Slavery Divides the Nation
  • Slavery and the Economy
  • Union and Confederacy
  • Civil War
  • Conflicts with Indians
  • Railroads Tansform the West
  • Industrial United States
  • Immigrants 1895–1929
  • World War I in Europe
  • Great Depression and Dust Bowl
  • World War II in Europe 1939–1942
  • World War II in the Pacific 1941–1945
  • Great Migration 1940–1970
  • Korean War
  • Cold War
  • Vietnam War
  • Persian Gulf War
  • A Shifting Population
  • Immigrants Sinve 1970

World History

  • New Babylonian Empire
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Chinese Dynasties
  • Ancient India
  • Athens and Sparta
  • Alexander’s Empire
  • Roman Empire
  • Barbarians and the Roman Empire
  • Silk Road and Eurasian Trade
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Charlemagne’s Frankish Empire and the Holy Roman Empire
  • Spread of Islam
  • World of the Crusades
  • China in the Middle Ages
  • Mongol Conquest
  • Rise and Fall of Shogun Japan
  • Exploration
  • Maya, Aztec, and Inca
  • European Exploration and Land Claims
  • African Empires and States
  • Rise of Ottoman Empire
  • Reformation and Counter Reformation
  • European Trading Empires
  • Rise and Fall of Mughal Empires
  • Independence in the Americas
  • Napoleon’s Europe
  • Europe After the Congress of Vienna
  • Africa Under Foreign Rule
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Cold War
  • World Conflicts Since 1991

Texas

  • Spanish Explorers
  • Western Explorations
  • Trails West
  • War with Mexico
  • Indian Wars
  • Railroads & The West
  • Great Migration
  • population Loss and Growth
  • Native Americans in TX
  • Spanish Settlements
  • Republic of Texas
  • Energy Resources of TX
  • Texas Readiness Map
  • Texas Desk Map
  • Texas State Map