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From the Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks: In Grade 5, students engage in the study of events early in United States history from indigenous peoples here prior to colonization through the American Revolution. An emphasis is placed on analyzing and evaluating a variety of documents, sources, and perspectives. The study of early American history requires that students generate and research compelling questions such as:
- How do Americans define freedom and equality and how have American conceptions of freedom and equality changed over the course of U.S. history for members of various racial, ethnic, religious, and gender minority groups?
- Is America a land of political, economic, and social opportunity?
- What was the significance of Connecticut’s contribution to America’s story?
- Is the United states a “just” society and how has the concept of justice evolved over time?
- Is there an American national identity; what does it mean to be an American?
- What should be the current role of the United States in world affairs?
Historic Taverns of Connecticut
What role did taverns play in people’s lives in Connecticut during the late 18th and early 19th century?Learn More
Trade between the Tunxis and the English in the 1700s
In what ways were the English and Indigenous peoples in Connecticut economically interconnected in the mid-1700s?Learn More
Government is People: Creating a Symposium of Local Government Speakers
How does the government touch my life?Learn More
Paving the “Way”: Connecticut Women Artists in the Early Republic
In what ways were women’s professional options linked to their educational opportunities in the late 18th and early 19th centuries?Learn More
Empowering Students’ “Civic Voices” in Local and State Government: Elementary
Why is it important that students use their “civic voices” in local and state government to produce positive change?Learn More
Historic Maps: Skill-Builder Activity
How can we use maps to learn about the past?Learn More
The Fundamental Orders: Rules and Laws for Early Colonial Connecticut
What is the best way to organize a government? How did laws and rules in the colonies both promote and hinder freedom and equality?Learn More
Mapping the New World: Dutch Maps of the Colonies
How did the physical geography of New England affect how the colonies developed?Learn More
The Pequot War
How does colonization affect indigenous people?Learn More
Nathan Hale: A Connecticut Hero
What makes a hero?Learn More
To Join, or Not to Join, George Washington’s Army
Why do people enlist in the military?Learn More
Caleb Brewster & The Culper Ring
In what ways did “ordinary” Americans contribute to the American Revolution?Learn More
New London’s Role in American Independence
What was Connecticut’s role in the American Revolution?Learn More
George Washington’s Slave Census
What did the Founding Fathers really think about slavery?Learn More
Charter Oak: A Symbol of Independence
How would you protect your freedoms?Learn More