This unit is meant to accompany Pearson's 5th grade social studies text. It teaches the skills aligned with the Common Core within chapter 4. If you are looking to integrate writing with social studies- you will love the project within this unit. In a nutshell, the writing portion offers a choice of narrative or informational writing based upon the child's research of his/her own heritage. A rubric is also provided to assist in scoring the wiritng, and to use as a tool for your students as they are writing.
Also, within the unit the children will be participating in group assignments which helps children work together cohesivley and assists with social skills. All materials needed are provided within the unit.