SS Geography 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 geography 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 Geography 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 Geography guide includes 56 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 Geography Learning Roadmap Gr5-6 lesson guide includes separate lessons for the seven continents. You could teach all seven in conjunction with each other. Feel free to be flexible and adjust when necessary to fit your unique needs!

SS Geography Learning Roadmap Gr5-6 lesson guide

The learning roadmap for the social studies geography subjects includes 56 lesson plans. The topics vary from Aztecs to the first railroads to the War of 1812. 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 Geography Lessons

  • French Revolution—This lesson teaches students about a period in French history during which the lower-class citizens revolted against the government. Students will discover the reasons that this revolution began. They will also discover the effects it had on the future of France. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.
  • Stonehenge—Stonehenge explores the history of this remarkable and mysterious landmark. Students will discover some of the theories about the purpose of this unique structure. They will also learn a little about its design and construction. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.
  • Westward Movement—In this lesson, students will learn about several events and historical figures related to this time period. Students will discover cool facts about the Lewis Clark Expedition, the Louisiana Purchase, and more. They will also learn a little about the Wild West and what that meant in American history. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.

Additional information


5th Grade, 6th Grade


Roadmap, Social Studies