Fifth Grade Social Studies Activities

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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El dia de los muertos (the day of the dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd every year. Other Latin American countries celebrate a variation of the holiday, but it originates in Mexico and is unique to this country. These two days
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Kokeshi Doll
Kokeshi Doll
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Kokeshi Doll
Kokeshi dolls have been around since the 17th century, and now your child can recreate a piece of Japanese history and culture right at home.
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Tasseography
Tasseography
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Tasseography
Get your creative kid into tasseography! The ancient art of reading tea leaves gets a modern update in this simplified version for youthful fortune tellers!
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Washi Ningyo
Washi Ningyo
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Washi Ningyo
Washi Ningyo, otherwise known as Japanese paper dolls, make fantastic bookmarks! Encourage your child to read more with this delightful, origami-inspired doll.
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Candied Rose Petals
Candied Rose Petals
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Candied Rose Petals
Follow this Colonial recipe for candied rose petals, and share the sweets with friends, family or classmates.
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How to Cane
How to Cane
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How to Cane
In Colonial times, fixing a chair was a lot easier than making one! Any fifth-grader can wrap up a mirror or photo frame the same way Colonists caned chairs.
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Mexican Tin Mirror
Mexican Tin Mirror
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Mexican Tin Mirror
Your child can make her own Mexican tin art mirror with cardboard, a mirror, and an aluminum pan.
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Ink Art
Ink Art
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Ink Art
Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
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Chinese Shadow Puppets
Chinese Shadow Puppets
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Chinese Shadow Puppets
Shadow puppets are a traditional form of folk art that originated in ancient China. Help your child create his own puppet and put on a show!
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Conkers: A British Kids' Game
Conkers: A British Kids' Game
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Conkers: A British Kids' Game
Horse chestnuts are inedible, but British children found a fun use for them around the 1840s by turning them into a game called Conkers.
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Draw a Mandala
Draw a Mandala
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Draw a Mandala
Draw your own beautiful mandala with this easy technique that ensures symmetrical results every time!
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African Shield
African Shield
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African Shield
Make an initiation shield like the ones from the Kikuyu tribe in Africa for an art project.
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African Collar Necklace
African Collar Necklace
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African Collar Necklace
Make this African collar necklace for a lesson in crafting and African culture.
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President Match
President Match
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President Match
Test your kid's knowledge of presidents one through forty-four with this fun and educational matching game!
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Build a Medieval Castle
Build a Medieval Castle
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Build a Medieval Castle
Your child can now recreate history by building his very own fortified castle.
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How to Make a Loom
How to Make a Loom
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How to Make a Loom
Celebrate our nation's colonial history by making your very own weaving loom!
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Draft a Family Constitution
Draft a Family Constitution
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Draft a Family Constitution
What are the rules of your home? Help your fifth grader draft a Family Constitution and even give it an aged look using soaked tea bags.
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Be an Olympics Commentator!
Be an Olympics Commentator!
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Be an Olympics Commentator!
Have your kid imagine that she is a TV personality who has been assigned to cover the Olympics.
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Pysanky Eggs
Pysanky Eggs
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Pysanky Eggs
This Pysanky egg-decorating activity is perfect for young artists. Bring a little color and creativity to any holiday with this traditional Ukrainian craft.
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Design Your Own Anasazi Pottery
Design Your Own Anasazi Pottery
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Design Your Own Anasazi Pottery
Inspire young anthropologists with this 5th grade art project: make patterned pottery in the Anasazi style! All you need are a paper plate and markers to start.
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Vermicelli Salad
Vermicelli Salad
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Vermicelli Salad
Your child is sure to find this colorful pink, green and white salad simply irresistible. For an added challenge, give your youngster a pair of chopsticks!
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Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
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Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
Dive into U.S. colonial history by making a simple bottle gourd water cooler, crafted by colonists of Roanoke Island in the 16th century.
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Passover Card
Passover Card
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Passover Card
Help your fifth grader create an art card that celebrates the enduring values of Passover.
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Pan de Muerto Recipe
Pan de Muerto Recipe
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Pan de Muerto Recipe
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos by baking pan de muerto. In this 5th-6th grade activity, your child will explore another culture while learning about baking.
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Fifth Grade Social Studies Activities

With these fifth grade social studies activities, students won’t just study history and geography—they’ll find themselves immersed in the exploration of diverse cultures, communities, and historical eras. Kids will expand their horizons and skillsets crafting impressive Roman relief coins or carving unique cuneiform cylinder seals, learning to cane like early American pioneers, or reading and choosing whether or not they’d sign the historic Mayflower Compact.