This study guide is designed to be used with my Recent History, Trouble in the Middle East Test. I used to have my students complete a study guide. 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.
This study guide is 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 guide is not meant to be exhaustive. It provides a brief overview of what should be covered with each standard. This guide is also a great resource for test preparation at the end of the year.
This study guide is designed to accompany my Recent History Test which can be found at: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Recent-History-Trouble-in-the-Middle-East-5th-Grade-Social-Studies-Test-1284800
The study guide is designed to cover the 5th Grade Georgia Performance standards listed below but would be applicable for any upper elementary teacher teaching a unit on Recent History in the United States.
SS5H9 The student will trace important developments in American since 1975.
a. Describe U.S. involvement in world events; include efforts to bring peace to the Middle East, the collapse of the Soviet Union, Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism in response to September 11, 2001.
b. Explain the impact the development of the personal computer and Internet has had on American life.
SS5E1f Give examples of technological advancements and their impact on business productivity during the continuing development of the United States (such as the development of the personal computer and the Internet).