This file includes all 10 of my social studies unit tests and completed study guides, which are also sold individually. I've also included a bonus geography quiz and a bonus amendments quiz.These tests are ones that I have developed over the past six years teaching 5th grade social studies in Georgia. Each year I revised and improved them until finally I have decided they are Teachers Pay Teachers worthy. I currently teach at a Title I school and have had tremendous success using these tests. Nearly 70% of my students exceeded state standards in 2014. Obviously, the tests themselves do not solely account for their success, but any student who can successfully master the material on these tests and explain their reasoning, truly has a deep understanding of the 5th grade Georgia Social Studies standards. The tests include a variety of question types including multiple choice, short answer, matching, multiple answer and essay (the types of questions vary with each test).
These tests are based specifically on the content that is covered in Georgia's 5th Grade Social Studies Standards. The content may be applicable to other states' standards as well, but some questions will be very specific to Georgia's standards. The preview version lists the specific standards that are covered on each test.
This PDF includes tests and completed study guides that cover the 5th Grade Social Studies standards and are broken into the following tests (completed study guides included):
Unit 1 --Bill of Rights, Due Process and Citizen Responsibilities
Unit 2 --Civil War
Unit 3 --Reconstruction
Unit 4 --Changes at the Turn of the Century
Unit 5 --World War I and the 1920's
Unit 6 --Great Depression
Unit 7 --World War II
Unit 8 --Cold War
Unit 9 --Civil Rights
Unit 10 --Recent History--Trouble in the Middle East
Bonus Quiz --Amendments and Law Changes
Bonus Quiz 2 --5th Grade Geography
*Answer keys are included with each test.
In the past I had my students complete study guides. I realized that my struggling students who needed the most help, were simply not studying. I created a completed study guide for each unit just to see how it would impact student performance. The results were phenomenal. Parents loved the completed study guides, because they now knew exactly what they needed to study with their child. Kids performed higher, because even my very unorganized students now had a full set of notes to study from. In addition, it freed up class time, to work on more authentic learning activities.
These study guides are also fantastic for new teachers or teachers new to this content, because it provides a summary of what should be taught in regards to each standard. The study guides are not meant to be exhaustive.They provides a brief overview of what should be covered with each standard. These study guides are also a great resource for test preparation at the end of the year.
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