Common Core Curriculum for United States History, Grades 3-5

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  • Copyright: 2014-03-03
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Authoritative Common Core guidance for social studies and reading teachers

From the organization that prepared the bestselling Common Core Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts, this book offers everything grade 3-5 teachers need to help students learn history while following key literacy and social studies standards. Although there are no comprehensive national standards for social studies, the CCSS for English language arts address social studies content in two ways: through specific standards for teaching reading and writing about social studies, as well as indirectly through teaching how to read informational texts, including many exemplars related to United States and world history.

  • Created by teachers, for teachers, the curriculum maps in this book present a comprehensive, coherent sequence of thematic units for teaching the social studies skills outlined in the CCSS for English language arts
  • The curriculum maps are the perfect guides for history teachers who can plan their year around the standards and craft their own more detailed lesson plans
  • The maps are flexible and adaptable to accommodate diverse teaching styles
  • Incorporates the best of local state social studies standards

Table of Contents

Introduction: How to Use the Alexandria Plan

Era 1 Across Beringia: Original People of North America (ca. 20,000 BCE to ca. 1600 CE)

Indigenous Peoples Arrive

Distribution, Diversity, and Cultural Regions

Native American Civilization in North America and Beyond

The Effect of European Contact in the Americas

Era 2 Driven to Discover: Europeans Establish the New World (Late 1400s to Late 1600s)

Europe Discovers the Americas

European Rivals in the Americas

Aims of British Settlement Differ by Region

The Colonists Encounter the Native North Americans

Era 3 Uniquely American: The Beginnings of a New Nationality (1607 to Late 1600s)

The Early Colonies: Regional Differences Abound

Religious Tension and Tolerance

The Rise, Entrenchment, and Regional Patterns of Slavery

The Rise of Representative Government and Popular Power in the Colonies

Era 4 Taxation without Representation: Tension Mounts (ca. 1660 to 1763)

Britain Expands Its Rule over America

The Colonies Become More Modern, British, and Like One Another

The Colonies’ Role in the Empire Grows and Becomes More Complex

Era 5 Independence: America Gains Its Freedom (1763 to 1783)

The French and Indian War Prods Britain to Seek Revenue from the Colonies

The Colonies Reject British Taxation and Respond to the Stamp Act

Crisis Builds toward Revolution

The Revolutionary War: America Stands Up for Freedom, Britain for Its Empire

Era 6 We the People: Building an American Republic (1776 to 1789)

Democratic Experiments: The Articles of Confederation and the State


The Constitutional Convention of 1787

The Battle for Ratification and the Call for a Bill of Rights

Era 7 Democracy Made Real: America Passes the Torch (1789 to 1800)

Creating the National Government

The First Party Schism

The New Nation’s Parties and Politics

The Revolution of 1800

Era 8 Going West: Opportunity and Peril on America’s Frontier (1800 to 1830s)

A Young and Fast-Expanding Nation

America Defies the European Powers

The Economy Transforms as Commerce Expands

Era 9 Freedom for All: American Democracy Begins to Transform (1820s to 1840s)

The New Party Schism and the Jacksonian Era

A More Perfect Society: Social Change and the Reform Movements

After Its Post-Revolution Decline, Slavery Gains Strength

Era 10 A House Divided: North versus South (1820 to 1859)

A Line in the Sand: Slavery in the Territories

The Sectional Divide Grows

The Divide Begins to Rend the Country

Era 11 Blue versus Gray: Civil War and Reconstruction (1860 to 1877)

Secessionists and Unionists

The War for the Union: 1861–1862

The War against Slavery: 1863–1865

The Rise and Fall of Reconstruction

Era 12 Resistance and Recovery: Rebuilding a War-Torn Nation (1870s to 1890s)

Industrialization, Immigration, and Expansion

The Strains of the Gilded Age

The New South and the Rise of Jim Crow

Era 13 The Next Benchmark: America Is a Global Leader (1890s to 1920)

The United States Looks Overseas

Social Strain at Home and the Progressive Push for Reform

The Limits of Progressivism and the Call for Civil Rights

Era 14 The Great War: Rallying American Patriotism (1914 to 1929)

America Enters Europe’s War

The War at Home: Growth and Government, Patriotism, and Repression

Post-War America: Prosperity and New Freedoms—for Some

Era 15 Prosperity Has Its Price: Economic Collapse and World War II (1929 to 1945)

Crash, Depression, and the New Deal Response

Totalitarian Europe and Global Crisis: Alarm, Extremism, and Isolationism at Home

The United States Joins the Second World War

The World War II Home Front

Era 16 The New American Dream: Freedom from Tyranny (1946 to Late 1950s)

The Soviet Union and the Emerging Cold War

The Cold War at Home and the New Red Scare

American Life in the Post-War Era

The Renewed Civil Rights Movement

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Era 17 Communism and Counterculture: The Challenges of the ’50s and ’60s (1950s to Late 1960s)

The Superpowers Find an Uneasy Balance: Deterrence and the Battle for Hearts and Minds

Cold War Tensions under Kennedy and Johnson

Reform at Home: The Civil Rights Revolution and LBJ’s Great Society

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The ’60s: War, Counterculture, and Conflict

Era 18 Modern Times: Presidential Scandals, Conservatism, and Unrest (1968 to Present)

Global Conflict and Diplomacy: Détente, China, and the Middle East

The Cold War Ends, and European Communism Falls

The Changing Post–Cold War World

Recent Trends: Global Ties and Conflict

Postscript: Recent Events (1992 to Present)

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