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VE – Social Studies 5

School Year: 2022-2023
Subject: Social Studies and History
Course ID: I5006VE
College Concurrent: No
School District: Converse County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Converse 1 Virtual Education Program
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): KG-8
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Canvas (State LMS)
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: District Developed
Credits: 0.00
Standards: Wyoming standards alignment available from the district upon request
Hathaway Success Course: No
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Aug 22, 2022 - May 25, 2023
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
Semester A: Grade 5 Social Studies combines the study of United States History through the Civil War with a geographical exploration of the Unites States and what it has to offer. Students will use their understanding of social studies skills and concepts as they study the development of the United States. The first semester begins with early settlements of North America and allows learners to take an in-depth look into what life was like for colonists and Native Americans. Students will come to understand the causes of the Revolutionary War and the people that played a significant role in it. The semester ends with students examining the new nation and what life was like for European immigrants and those on the frontier. Students will learn using video, journaling, and varied types of creative instruction. Semester B: Semester B begins with an exploration of the west and what life was like for those looking to find gold. Learners will then look at slavery and what lead to the Civil War. The course then takes a departure from American history and takes a more in-depth look into cultures, people, and the geography of the United States from past to present. Learners will have the opportunity to explore the country region by region and come to appreciate all that it has to offer. Students will conclude the course by planning and describing a trip they would like to take to a place within the 50 United States. Students will take a hands-on approach as they get to know the geography, climate and culture of their country. Video, creative projects involving technology, journaling, and varied assessments will be used throughout the course
Course Prerequisites: None
Required Materials: None
Course Accessibility:
Tutoring/help w/ district coach and/or other district educators, Text to speech K-12, Canvas Accessibility checker, Language tool for ELL, Accommodations and modifications to students with IEPS and 504s
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • No
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • When this course is taken by a student in a school with a district-assigned learning coach, seat time attendance may be used to document participation.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • A student is expected to meet progress requirements for the course weekly (flexibility- for example: student can choose to complete weekly progress for a course earlier in the week)