This 24 page document has two parts; a 12 page booklet for students and a 12 page answer key for teachers. It's aligned with many social studies state standards for United States geography and history. It's main use is for fifth grade classrooms, but can be adapted since the blocks allow for students and teachers to go in-depth as much or as little as they would like.
The purpose of this booklet is to allow students and teachers to take notes in a structured and organized way. Students could take notes from a textbook, research, or teacher directed notes using the provided answer key. It is a great resource for students to use as a study guide for test and quizzes as well as cumulative tests.
Page two lists overarching questions that can be used as essential questions within the classroom. The following pages cover (1) early governments including Colonial America, British Parliament, and Iroquois Confederacy, (2) historical documents including the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Treaty of Paris, Constitution and Bill of Rights, (3) citizen rights and responsibilities, (4) Legislative Branch, (5) Executive Branch, (6) Judicial Branch, (7) Election and Law Making Process, (8) Checks and Balances System, and (9) glossary.
Please be on the look out for other student booklets that will cover the other fifth grade social studies standards.