4th & 5th Grade Social Studies : American History : US History Curriculum Bundle

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American History Interactive Notebook Bundle - This is a mega bundle of material to help you teach social studies to upper elementary students, mainly 4th grade and 5th Grade American history topics / US history. You may find it suitable for higher grades. It has Social Studies Interactive Notebook Passages and MORE! A total of 146 passages and activities related to American history topics. Holiday themes are also included. Please read below to see the topics in each notebook to make sure they fit your standards. Please ask questions BEFORE you buy, because I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. This is also important if you are a homeschooling parent.

  • Would you like to get an idea of what is included in my MEGA Bundle? If so, check out this video: WATCH VIDEO - CLICK HERE


Need to use my passages digitally?

Check out my tutorial video on using the website Kami® to turn your pdf files into distance learning activities. Click HERE. You can assign all or part of a pdf to your students and they can annotate the files. You can basically make any pdf suitable for distance learning. Plus, it integrates with Google Classroom®.

Please see the file that I put together with the tutorial. It includes links to the Kami extension that you can pass along to parents. The students will need to add the extension to their computer, but it’s super easy and very convenient to use. You’ll love being able to use it with and if your pdf files.

When sharing with your students and parents, please make sure they are sent through email or accessed through a password protected website. Thank you.



a special note from Molly... I bet you are a lot like me! If you are overwhelmed by the content you have to cover and ready to streamline your planning, then you are just like me. The good news is that I have worked hard to take the pain out of planning. My passages will give you a catalyst for each of the events in history that are included. They are a great building block for each topic. I've been right where you are..... searching for something to make my life easier. When I started searching though a few years back, I couldn't find what I needed. Therefore, I decided to create it! Before you make your mind up though, please check out all of the positive feedback for this resource. I think that if you read the feedback on this bundle, as well as the feedback for all of the individual parts of this social studies notebook found on the individual links, you will see how many teachers and students have benefited from this bundle. I feel your students will enjoy it as much as mine and so many others have. Thank you for checking it out. Oh, one more thing.... please reach out to me if you have questions before you buy. I'm glad to try and answer your questions. :-)


If you love interactive notebooks and have lots of U.S. History to cover, this will be perfect for you. Click the preview above to see an enlarged image. WOW...This pack now has 146 passages ..... plus activities, games, and more!

You have hit the jackpot because you aren't going to have to go searching all over the place for fun social studies/US History activities. That's what I used to do until I decided to spend two years making this pack. It has been a blessing to lots of teachers, and I hope you will find that it is to you too.

If you purchased all of the items in this pack individually, you would pay $316. By buying it in this mega bundle, you are SAVING a bunch!! :-)

I have often been told by teachers that planning for social studies does not come easily for them, that they don't enjoy it, and quite frankly, they don't fully understand the historical events. It is my hope that this pack will help expert teachers and novice teachers enjoy social studies. That it will help you pass on a love of history to your students. Because there are 146 passages included in this pack, it will make it easy for you to integrate social studies and reading. Plus, there are so many other activities in this pack to go along with the passages. Have fun, and I hope you love it all as much as I do.

Terms of use for my products: CLICK HERE


NOTE: Links to the products are below, but I have also added a link to a file that will give you a better idea of what is included. CLICK HERE


This purchase is intended for one teacher only. An additional license must be purchased for each teacher that is planning to use it. The good thing is that additional licenses are reduced even more. Thank you for respecting the terms. I do appreciate it. I really appreciate your purchase! I know you will love using everything.

*****There is a LOT of information in my description, so please read everything carefully before you make this purchase. If you have any questions about the items included, please ask BEFORE you buy it. That way we are both happy with the purchase. :-) Thank you.*****


Why do I think you will love my social studies passages? I work very hard to research the information. I try to include a lot of info. and not leave gaps in history like some textbooks do. I try to write passages on one topic, so that it is easier for upper elementary to digest. I have been told I have a writing style that makes the topics easy to learn. I have taught the information for twenty years, PLUS... a bonus is that I confer with my husband who has taught US History for nearly twenty five years and has a Master's degree in US History. I can assure you that we make a great team when it comes to US History!


Below I am going to give links to all of the products included in this social studies bundle. To get all of the details on each product, click the links, and you will see the individual descriptions. It is too much info. to put here. Once you click the links below, click on each preview when you are taken to the pages.


Interactive Notebooks #1-4: 70 passages and activities. All passages in the notebooks print 2 on a page.

���Do you teach 4th grade social studies in Georgia? Notebooks 1-3 below go along with the Georgia 4th grade social studies curriculum, along with the other passages in this pack.

✱Do you teach 5th grade social studies in Georgia? Notebooks 3-4 continue on with the 5th grade topics. It's like striking gold...in all seriousness though, these passages will be perfect for you.

NOTE: Even though I use GA curriculum to guide me, this is all US History and not GA specific. It should work for anyone covering the same topics.

******Watch video #2 on my notebooks - CLICK HERE.



**********NOTE before you buy. These products are NOT editable. You can not cut and paste the passages or images. This is to protect my work as well as my need to follow licensing rules from the clip artists I buy from.*****************

ANSWER KEYS are included for the notebooks and all passages, but they are not included for the research posters.

Click the links to read the specifics about each product. There are 70 passages in these notebooks AND a flippable note booking activity for each one!

●Notebooks #1-4

Social Studies Interactive Notebook #1

Social Studies Interactive Notebook #2

Add-On Activity Pack for Notebooks 1-2 NOTE: If I create an add-on pack for notebooks 3-4, there is no guarantee that it will be added to this pack. I will try, but I am limited to file space, as there is a limit for file size here on TpT. If I can't then it can be purchased separately.

Social Studies Interactive Notebook #3

Social Studies Interactive Notebook #4

●Additional Flippable Notebooks

Government Flippables for Interactive Notebooks

Maps, Globes, Landforms for Interactive Notebooks

●Other Passage Packs Formatted for Interactive Notebooks

Civil War Biographies -11 Biographies with Activities

American Revolution – 10 Biographies with Activities

European Explorers– 7 Biographies with Activities

Native Americans– 6 Passages with Activities

Inventors and Inventions– 8- Passages with Activities

Branches/Levels of Government

Responsibilities of US Citizens

Constitution and Amendment Process

Due Process

What is Close Reading?

United States Land Features

Maps and Globes

United States Land Features


Other Passages:

Suffrage and Abolition Movement – 4 Biographies (full page passages)

●Research Poster Packs:

American Revolution Research Poster Pack

Inventors and Inventions Research Poster Pack

50 States Research Poster Pack

Regions of the United States Research Poster Pack

Black History Banner Pack with 42 research banner pieces

●Other Items Included:

Exit Slips – 30 different themes

Reading Skills Integration Cards – use with interactive notebooks

Interactive Notebook Flippables to Get Kids Thinking

60 Historical Figure Selfies for Interactive Notebooks

Interactive Notebook Time Saving Flippables

20 US History Posters on twenty different topics

●Games Included:

BINGO- 8 Games on different topics

13 Colonies File Folder Game

Branches of Government File Folder Game

US Land Features File Folder Game

●21 Holiday Passages – Many dealing with the History of Holidays. These help break up the regular social studies routine on holidays throughout the year:

Martin Luther King Jr.

Presidents’ Day Reading

New Year’s Resolutions

Test Taking Tips

Valentine’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

Groundhog Day Passage

Dental Health Month

Earth Day Passage

Cinco De Mayo Passage

September 11 – 9/11

Constitution Day

Veterans Day

Pilgrims and the First Thankgiving

Memorial Day

Columbus Day

Christmas Traditions at the White House

Chinese New Year

New Year’s Superstitions


Reading Month Passage for March - no link



Please... if you ever notice anything in my passages that needs to be corrected, such as factual information, please send me a message before you rate the product. I do my best to research thoroughly and provide historical facts. I can look back over and have a new copy uploaded fairly quickly.

Also, if you notice typos or anything else, that is appreciated too. Even with several sets of eyes looking over my work, at times a word can be missed. Thanks so much ahead of time.


I appreciate each and every person that supports my love of creating fun activities.


Please know that I have even more social studies activities in my store, but I could not include all of them because I am right at the maximum file size for TpT. Click 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above to see more activities.


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