This is a 4-5 week unit.
This powerpoint is the introduction, you can create a guided-notetaker or students can take their own notes, and do other supporting activities to go with the powerpoint.
I do this from September-October...leading into Colonial American in November, and right up to American Revolution. We spend the 1st weeks of 5th grade looking at Hunters-Gatherers/Nomads/Native Americans/Vikings/Explorers.
I supplement this powerpoint with mini-activities and writing but this powerpoint drive my unit along most of the Fall.