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Grade 5 Civics Set

Build literacy skills and social studies content knowledge with Grade 5 Civics Set. Read about topics such as Forming a new Government, George Washington, James Madison and Abigail Adams.

Abigail Adams and the Women Who Shaped America
Ignite a passion for past events as students delve deeper into historical events with primary source materials! With Abigail Adams and the Women Who Shaped America, students will learn about the revolutionary women who helped shape America during the American Revolution. This primary source reader profiles the life of Abigail Adams and the important message she had about women's rights after the colonies declared independence.

George Washington and the Men Who Shaped America
Spark a curiosity for history with primary source materials that offer significant clues on how people lived back then! This informational text profiles the first president of the United States of America, during his early days in Mount Vernon, as he gained experience during the First and Second Continental Congress, and as he won the war. This text also examines the significant men who aided in the war effort--from Paul Revere, Nathan Hale, Baron von Steuben, and the Marquis de Lafayette.

Forming a New Government
Spark a curiosity for learning with this nonfiction reader filled with primary source materials! Artifacts from long ago offer students a snapshot of what life was like back then. This engaging text examines the choices that were made after the colonies decided they wanted to form a new country. It explores the ideas and opinions of what the country should do with the rising tension among the American Colonies and Great Britain, and also looks at the Constitution of the United States, the Connecticut Compromise, and the Bill of Rights.

We the People: Founding Documents
Breathe life into textbook pages with primary source materials! Students will gain a better understanding as they think about past events more critically with these historical snapshots of what life was like back then. Students will explore some of the significant documents that helped shape America. This informational text looks at the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution.

James Madison and the Making of the United States
Engage students as they learn more about the "Father of the Constitution" with this fascinating biography that focuses on this important founding father. With James Madison and the Making of the United States, students will explore his life and many accomplishments, from his early days at Mount Pleasant to his time on the Continental Congress, as Secretary of State, and as the fourth president of the United States. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like for James Madison in the 1800s.

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Grade 5

Subject/Genre: Social Studies

Ratings: Lexile: 530L-680L | GRL: S-U

Recommended Ages: 10–12+


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Grade 5 Civics Set (5 Books)


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