SS Civics Learning Roadmap Gr5-6


Learn Bright learning roadmaps provide an excellent schedule to follow for teaching our lesson plans. Whether you are a teacher in a classroom or a homeschooler, these outlines will help you keep track of the subjects you need to teach your students. This roadmap explores civics topics within the social studies subject category for students in 5th grade and 6th grade.

Using the roadmap for each subject, you can figure out which lessons to teach and when. Some roadmaps provide a few additional lesson plans that you can use if you find that your students need extra practice, or if you have more time to fill. The roadmaps are a guide and are not meant to hold you to a rigid agenda. You can adjust as you wish to meet your specific needs and objectives.

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What our lesson guides include

Overview: The SS Civics Learning Roadmap Gr5-6 lesson guide introduces students to concepts and material that explore these unique areas of social studies. Students will study a number of varying subjects that align with NCSS standards. In total, the SS Civics guide includes 22 lessons.

Learn Bright learning roadmaps are useful tools for organizing your teaching agenda, whether in the classroom or at home. The social studies roadmaps are divided into general subject areas: civics, economics, geography, and history. This roadmap includes the lessons for the 5-6 grade band in geography. It lists the lessons in alphabetical order, and you will find the grade band associated with the lesson below the lesson title. Note that some lessons fall into more than one subject area or grade band.

Teaching Schedule

Because there is no national standard for teaching topics related to social studies, you can choose any number of these lessons to teach your students throughout the years. Many lessons relate well to each other, and you may benefit from teaching multiple lessons at the same time. For instance, the SS Civics Learning Roadmap Gr5-6 lesson guide includes separate lessons for the Articles of Confederation, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence. You could teach all three in conjunction with each other during a week devoted to important government documents. Feel free to be flexible and adjust when necessary to fit your unique needs!

SS Civics Learning Roadmap Gr5-6 lesson guide

The learning roadmap for the social studies civics subjects includes 22 lesson plans. The topics vary from the Electoral College system to women’s suffrage to the Underground Railroad. The state educational standards for every lesson, which align with NCSS standards, are on the individual lesson product pages. Below is a short list of lessons from this roadmap. Each lesson contains a brief description that explains what students will learn.

Social Studies Civics Lessons

  • Gettysburg Address—Students will discover the importance of this famous speech and its lasting impact on American society. They will learn some of the history behind the speech and about the Civil War in general. They will also be able to explain what it means through the activity worksheet. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.
  • White House—This lesson explores the cultural and historical significance of this great building. Students will learn facts about various rooms without the house, such as what they are for and important events that take place there. They will also discover that the original building burned down and had to be rebuilt. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.

Additional information


5th Grade, 6th Grade


Roadmap, Social Studies