4th and 5th Grade Student Research Resources - homework helper and cybrary
Webquests and Lesson Plans for 4th and 5th Grades
What you will find listed below is not a massive list of lesson plans or web quests. You will find some good lessons that are applicable to students in grades four and five. They may be in a form that you can use right away. Most probably, they will spark ideas that you can adapt to use for your student's best advantage. I hope that you will find them helpful.
If you have one of yours that is not listed and you would like to share it or if you know of a good one that other might find useful, please send the link to me, and I will be glad to consider it for incorporation into this list.
Jamestown - an award winning webquest Here We Go Jamestown - You are to make a travel brochure about Jamestown and the voyage from
Europe to Virginia. Your brochure will include descriptions of the many dangers and hardships
faced during the voyage and setting up of the colony and surviving. Colonial America 1600-1776 - from Carol Hurst's newsletter Life in Colonial America - combines language Arts and social studies Plantation Master - interesting format for unique project Exploring Florida - Not a colony, but early information, reading passages, activities, and maps are just some of the things that one can find at this site.
Our Government at Work - Students go on-line to investigate the three branches of
government, the legislative, executive, and judicial
branches, then make posters to summarize the tasks of
each branch. President's Day Webquest - learn about Washington and/or Lincoln
Davy Crockett and Tall Tales - Examine the real life and tales of this legendary figure in this integrated lesson. The Historic Steps of Louis and Clark -
You'll face six major decisions that affected the
outcome of the expedition. Choose the right answers
and you'll reach the end of the trail Donner On-line - collecting information, images, and insights I Hear the Locomotives - Find out about the impact of the transcontinental railroad. The Lonestar Dilemma - Determine if Texas should be part of the USA. Lewis and Clark - You have just been informed by the President of the United States that you are to
create a new fifty cent coin to recognize the accomplishments of the men and women
who participated in the Lewis and Clark journey.
Which Way is North? - Using QuickTime video and topographic maps, determinations can be made. Let's Move the Capital of the United States - Congress has made the decision to move the nation’s capital. There
is a search in progress for the best location. Each state will form
a committee to persuade Congress to move the U.S. capital to
their state. national Geographic Xpeditions: Activities - There are many great ideas here. Vacation You have won a $3,000 gift certificate for a one week vacation from Tumbleweed, the Magic
Vacation Fairy. You may go to any one of the four Southwestern states with the adult of your
choice. Crisscrossing the USA-- several different lesson plans are presented to help the students learn about famous places and sharpen their Internet skills. Smallville Prairie Development Project - students will choose between development and remaining a prairie Virtual Field Trip to Antarctica - check the temperature and the animals Geologic Explorations - with the aid of QuickTime, students can compare and contrast topography of many areas and then locate them on a classroom map by using their coordinates. The Stowaway Adventure - track a ship, monitor weather, and more in this real time adventure in mapping etc.