Social Studies lessons should include a content standard and a skills standard.

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Unit 1 Review of 4th Grade Virginia Studies
VS.2a - Bordering States
VS.2b - Five Geographic Regions of Virginia
VS.2c - Water Features
VS.2d - Algonquian, Siouan, and Iroquoian
VS.2e - American Indians Food, Clothing, and Shelter
VS.2f - Material Evidence at Werowocomoco and Jamestown
VS.2g - State-recognized Tribes
VS.10b - Products and Industries of Virginia’s Five Geographic Regions
VS.3a - Reasons for English Colonization
VS.3b - Decision to Settle at Jamestown
VS.3c - Virginia Company of London
VS.3d - General Assembly
VS.3e - Arrival of Africans and English Women
VS.3f - Jamestown Hardships
VS.3g - Interactions between the English Settlers and the Native People
VS.4a - Agriculture and Slavery
VS.4b - Culture of Colonial Virginia
VS.4c - Relocation of Virginia’s Capital
VS.4d - Money, Barter, and Credit
VS.4e - Everyday Life in Colonial Virginia

1st Quarter Ongoing Writing Performance Assessment and Rubric
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Unit 2 Virginia in the American Revolution
VS.5a - Reasons for the American Revolution
VS.5b - American Revolution Era Virginians
VS.5c - Battle of Great Bridge, Jack Jouett, and Yorktown

Unit 3 The New Nation
VS.6a - Washington and Madison
VS.6b - Ideas of Mason and Jefferson
VS.6c - Migration of Virginians into Western Territories

2nd Quarter Ongoing Writing Performance Assessment and Rubric

Unit 4 The Civil War
VS.7a - Events and Differences leading to the Civil War
VS.7b - Virginia’s Role in the Civil War
VS.7c - Roles during the Civil War

Unit 5 Reconstruction in Virginia
VS.8a - Reconstruction
VS.8b - Segregation and Jim Crow
VS.8c - Railroads, New Industries, and Cities
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Unit 6 Virginia in the 20th and 21st Century
VS.9a - Transition from Agricultural Society to Industrialized Society
VS.9b - Woodrow Wilson and George C. Marshall

3rd Quarter Ongoing Writing Performance Assessment and Rubric

Unit 7 Government in Virginia
VS.10a - Three Branches of Virginia Government
VS.10b - Products and Industries of Virginia’s Five Geographic Regions
VS.10c - Transportation, Communications, and Technology

Unit 8 Virginia in the 20th and 21st Century
VS.9c - Desegregation and Massive Resistance
VS.9d - 20th and 21st Century Virginians

Unit 9 SOL Review

4th Quarter Ongoing Writing Performance Assessment and Rubric

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ELL PreK-5 Standards Standards/Curriculum Framework (2008)