Unit 1: Geography

October- November

Big Idea: Readers analyze why geography matters and how it influences the relationships of people living within a community.

Topic: Geography and World Communities

Essential Reading Question: How can we use text features to understand the topic?

Essential Social Studies Question: How does culture and geography shape a community?

Unit 2: Change Occurs

December-January 

Big Idea: Readers analyze people and communities to understand the nature of change.

Topic: South America and Peru

Essential Reading Questions: How can we use comparing and contrasting to understand a topic?

Essential Social Studies Question: How does climate impact the way people live in South America and Peru?

Unit 3: Formation

February– March

 Big Idea: Readers reason to analyze how the driving forces and events contribute to the formation of a nation.

Topic: China

Essential Reading Questions: How can we use cause and effect relationships to understand a topic?

Essential Social Studies Question: How did culture, geography and history shape China?

Unit 4: Global Impact

April-June  

Big Idea:  Readers understand the interdependent relationships between geography, people and nations that influence our global community.

Topic: Nigeria

Essential Reading Question: How do we determine important information?

Essential Social Studies Question: How did culture, geography and history shape Nigeria?