Unit 1: Geography Matters
Big Idea: Readers analyze why geography matters and how it impacts the relationship of people living within a community.
NY State Geography
Native Americans of New York
Essential Reading Question: How do we determine importance?
Essential Social Studies Question: How were Native Americans impacted by the community?
Unit 2: Change Occurs
Big Idea: Readers analyze people and communities to understand the nature of change.
Colonization in New York
American Revolution in New York
Essential Reading Questions: How can we draw conclusions to understand a topic?
Essential Social Studies Question: How did Native Americans impact their surroundings?
Unit 3: Forming Nations
Big Idea: Readers reason to analyze how the driving forces and events contribute to the formation of a nation.
Constitution and Government
Essential Reading Questions: How can we use comparing and contrasting to understand a topic?
Essential Social Studies Question: What motivates people to explore and colonize lands?
Unit 4: Global Impact
Big Idea: Readers understand the interdependent relationship between geography, people, and nations that influence our global community.
Immigration and Industrial Revolution
Essential Reading Question: How do we use cause and effect relationships to understand the text?
Essential Social Studies Question: How did immigration impact nations?