Ms. Copps' 5th Grade Social Studies Class

     Welcome to Our Class for the 2010-2011 School Year!  I am very excited to be your teacher!  This year we will be covering many important performance standards deemed by the state of Georgia.  To view the standards click on this link https://www.georgiastandards.org/standards/Georgia%20Performance%20Standards/Gr5%20Social%20Studies%20Stds%202009-2010%205-27-09.pdf

     We will also try to look at our lessons using the ten thematic social studies strands that form the framework for our curriculum; social studies as you may know is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to help us all become better, more educated citizens! 

The strands are as follows: 1) Culture, 2) Time, Continuity and Change, 3) People, Places, and Environments, 4) Individual Development and Identity, 5) Individuals, Groups, and Institutions, 6) Power, Authority, and Governance, 7) Production, Distribution, and Consumption, 8) Science, Technology, and Society, 9) Global Connections and 10) Civic Ideals and Practices.

     I am looking forward to a great year!  If you have any questions please feel free to email me at samantha.copps@thomasu.edu.