5th Grade Social Studies Links

American History

  • Colonial Ideas Frontier Forts
    A description of what life was like in remote forts during the American Revolution. Lots of pictures help you learn about daily life- from how colonists defended themselves to what children did for fun and games.
  • Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids
    Very straight forward information. Sections include Historical Documents (including Declaration of Independence), Branches of Government, How Laws are Made, Citizenship and more. Be sure to check out the Grades 6-8 section for more in-depth information.
  • Smithsonian American History Timeline
    This timeline has links to exhibits, articles and images of artifacts from several eras in US history- beginning with "The New World" and "Colonial Era and Revolutionary War" and continuing to "The Modern Era" (1945-present).
  • Spotlight Biography: Founding Fathers
    Brief biographies of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams with links to many more in-depth resources.

Information about the States

  • Stately Knowledge
    These web pages will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C. Click on the state you are interested in.
  • NetState
    A very comprehensive collection of information about every state in the US--- from capitals to symbols and many other state "favorities".
  • Quick Facts about the States from Ben's Guide 
  • States Web Games
    Learn the locations, capitals, abbreviations and over 500 important facts about our 50 states.