Elementary Social Studies Update

DBQ Rubric has changed!

The DBQ rubric has been modified to include the terminology that is used on the ELAR rubric and taught in the ELAR classroom.


5th grade has a required DBQ lesson this six weeks which centers on the events leading up to the Civil War. There are a lot of visuals associated with this DBQ which is a different way of thinking for your students.



REMEMBER: I WOULD BE VERY HAPPY TO COME TO YOUR CAMPUS AND DO A REFRESHER ON THE DBQ!


DBQ Submission Instructions

Curriculum Reminders

  • There are 6 Units with 4 modules in each unit.
  • There is at least one example of a TPT suggestion or prompt in each unit.
  • There is a focus of the comprehension toolkit for each module that should align to the correlations chart in E.L.A.R.
  • There is a writing prompt in every module that relates to the content.

Remediation Activities are Available

Just a reminder that we have created additional lessons that focus on Social Studies content, but address a low performing student expectation from reading.
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Example - 3.06
  • Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to describe the characteristics of various forms of poetry and how they create imagery (e.g., narrative poetry, lyrical poetry, humorous poetry, free verse).
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