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NYC Core Curriculum 5th - Social Studies

Description: The New York City Core Curriculum program aims to provide a high-quality curricula to NYC students through a seamless instructional program across grades and subjects. This list has been curated by #NYCDOE for 5th Grade Social Studies materials.

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Dominican Republic

by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers and Lura Rogers and Barbara Radcliffe

The highly regarded Cultures of the World ® series celebrates the diversity of other cultures in this fully updated and expanded edition. As has always been true of these outstanding titles, an abundance of vibrant photographs-including those new to this edition-stimulate the imaginations of young readers as they travel the globe.

Date Added: 09/10/2018

La Salle

by Simone Payment

Rene-Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle devoted his life to the discovery and exploration of the Mississippi River. He believed that the great river would provide him with an easier route to China, where he could find valuable silks and spices. His revised goal was to create a French empire in North America that would stretch from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. This book follows La Salle on his tireless expeditions and teaches readers the value of persistence even when no one else believes in the cause.

Date Added: 09/04/2018

Mexico In Pictures

by Janice Hamilton

The new, completely revised and redesigned 2nd edition of the highly acclaimed Visual Geography Series reveals the history and government, economy, people, geography, and cultural life of countries from around the world. With comprehensive text, beautiful, crisp photography, intriguing sidebars, and up-to-date resources including downloadable photos and maps at www.vgsbooks.com, these colorful editions take a look at how key events helped to shape various nations. Perfect for reports, finding fast facts, and geography buffs, the Visual Geography Series takes readers on a fascinating trip around the world (passport not included). Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; Science Technology and Society; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.

Date Added: 09/04/2018

Sir Francis Drake

by Lynn Hoogenboom

Details the life and exploits of Sir Francis Drake, an early English slave-trader and pirate who successfully sailed around the world.

Date Added: 08/31/2018

South America

by Wendy Vierow

South America lies entirely in the Southern Hemisphere. It is home to many natural and man-made wonders, including the Andes, the world s longest mountain range at about 5,000 miles long; the Amazon, the world s second longest river at about 4,000 miles long; and São Paulo, Brazil, the city with 9,785,640 people, the third largest city population in the world.

Date Added: 08/31/2018

Spotlight On Canada

by Bobbie Kalman

Introduces the history, geography, wildlife, culture, and people of Canada.

Date Added: 08/31/2018

The Kids Book Of Aboriginal Peoples In Canada

by John Mantha and Diane Silvey

Canada's Aboriginal peoples have shaped this country in countless ways. Their story is central to the nation's identity --- indeed, the word ?Canada? is derived from the Huron-Haudenosaunee word ?kanata,? which means ?our village.? This title in the acclaimed Kids Book of series is a balanced, in-depth look at the cultures, struggles and triumphs of Canada's first peoples.

Exhaustively researched and reviewed by specialists in the field, this groundbreaking book is by far the most comprehensive of its kind. The detailed illustrations based on museum artifacts, written records of long ago and contemporary scholarship help bring the traditional ways to life for young readers.

Date Added: 08/29/2018

The Inuit

by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Discusses the Inuit Indians, focusing on their tradition of carving ivory. Includes a recipe for a blueberry-topped snowcream, and instructions for carving soap animals and for playing an Inuit game.

Date Added: 08/29/2018

The Kids Book Of Canadian Geography

by Briony Penn

This installment in the critically acclaimed and bestselling Kids Book of... series is a landmark event in Canadian publishing. The Kids Book of Canadian Geography, the only trade book of its kind, is an indispensable resource.

Writer and illustrator Briony Penn takes a fresh approach by showing how Canada's landscape, life forms, ecosystems and climate yield clues to help youngsters understand the ever-changing story of geography.

What does a huge rock in the middle of a plain tell us? What makes spruce trees adapted to the north? What does the star-nosed mole tell us about woodlands? These and many other clues are explained to help youngsters ?decode? and understand their environments. This book traces the continents' formation and explains how they arrived at their present state, touching on ancient landscapes, evolving climate, continent shaping and life on the land, including human settlement. Then, kids get a richly detailed and illustrated tour through the eight geographical regions of their country.

Date Added: 08/29/2018

Places In Time

by Elspeth Leacock and Susan Washburn Buckley and Randy Jones

A tiny whaling village along the Pacific in 1490, New Plymouth as the Pilgrims settled in, Fort Mose as it welcomed African Americans escaping from slavery, Gettysburg on the day that decided the Civil War . . .

Places in Time offers a bird’s-eye view of twenty sites where American history was made. Each page opens an unforgettable window to the past, where you can find out just what it was like to live in one place on one day in our nation’s history.

Date Added: 08/28/2018

Conflicts And Independence

by Jim Ollhoff

Hispanic American History follows the timeline of this proud and ethnically diverse culture. This title describes Spanish explorers' shift from trying to find a route to Asia to focusing on the New World and all it had to offer, from resources to territorial claims.

It discusses the lasting influence of Spanish culture on the Americas. Also introduced are key areas of exploration and key figures, including Christopher Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, and Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Date Added: 08/28/2018

Samuel de Champlain

by Josepha Sherman

Champlain s search for fruitful areas of the New World to colonize for France is the foundation for this biography. An accomplished cartographer, author, and navigator, Champlain created some of the most valuable maps of the New World. He eventually discovered the lake that bears his name and founded the Canadian city of Quebec. Richly illustrated with the explorer s own drawings, maps, and words, this title brings Champlain s world to life.

Date Added: 08/27/2018

Spotlight on Mexico

by Bobbie Kalman and Niki Walker

Mexico is the southern neighbor of the United States. It is a country with a rich history and culture, a warm climate, diverse landscapes, and a variety of wildlife. From Mayan pyramids to busy cities to happy fiestas, Spotlight on Mexico offers a joyful experience to young readers. The book also includes recipes of some favorite Mexican foods that children will love to make!

Date Added: 08/27/2018

The Dominican Republic

by Walter Simmons

The Dominican Republic was the first place Christopher Columbus landed when he sailed to the Americas from Europe in 1492. Today, the people of this Caribbean nation are known for their love of music, dance, and baseball. In this title, readers will learn about the geography and culture of the Dominican Republic.

Date Added: 08/27/2018

New World Continents and Land Bridges

by Bruce McClish

Contents include: North America: landforms; North America: climate, plants and animals; North America: history and culture; Introducing South America; South America: landforms; South America: climate, plants and animals; South America: history and culture; Continental connections and plate tectonics; Land bridges: the narrow link; Land bridges: dropping seas.

Date Added: 08/27/2018


by Percy Rowe and Patience Coster

Great Cities of the World takes you on a trip around the globe to discover the world's largest, most important and prominent cities. Each title explores the history, landmarks, culture, and economy of a city and introduces readers to the people who live there. In addition to informative text illustrated with up-to-date, full-color photography, Great Cities of the World titles feature time lines, statistics, excerpts from primary sources, and sources of further information.

Date Added: 08/27/2018

The Mongols and Global History

by Morris Rossabi

The volume opens with a brief original essay by Morris Rossabi, one of the world's foremost scholars on the Mongols. Rossabi's essay gives a historical and interpretive overview of the Mongols and charts their invasions and subsequent rule over the largest contiguous land empire in world history. Following is a rich collection of primary sources translated into English from Armenian, Arabic, Chinese, Franco-Italian, Italian, Korean, Latin, Persian, Russian, Syriac, and Tibetan that will give students a clear sense of the extraordinary geographic and linguistic range of the Mongol Empire as well as insight into the empire's rise, how it governed, and how it fell. Each primary source includes a headnote and study questions. The volume ends with a list of further readings. About the series: The Norton Casebooks in History provide students with everything they need for in-depth study of select topics in major periods studied in American and world history. Each volume consists of an introductory essay by the editor on the topic, primary sources, and recent essays by historians that explore different interpretations. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with contextual and critical materials that bring the topic to life for students.

Date Added: 08/27/2018

Dominican Republic In Pictures

by Christine Zuchora-Walske

Presents a photographic introduction to the land, history, government, economy, people, and culture of the island nation.

Date Added: 08/21/2018

The Inuit

by Kevin Cunningham and Peter Benoit

If you're a history buff and want to find out what America was like before European explorers arrived, read this enthralling series on American Indians.

Filled with true tales of traditions and history, tragedy and triumph, each book focuses on a distinct group of American Indians and explores what their life was like before, during, and after Europeans arrived on the continent.

Complete with images and explanations of how different peoples made their homes, food, and clothes, as well as led their groups, played games, and schooled their young, the books take the reader through to modern times, exploring current culture and identity.

Date Added: 08/20/2018

South America

by Karen Bush Gibson

Describes the continent of South America, including its climate, landforms, plants, animals, countries, and people.

Date Added: 08/15/2018

Jacques Cartier

by Jeff Donaldson-Forbes

Born in a small fishing town in France, Jacques Cartier became an expert navigator and was chosen by King Francis I to lead an expedition in search of the elusive Northwest Passage. In this beautifully illustrated book, students will follow Cartier as he travels to Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and down the St. Lawrence River to the Iroquois village of Stadacona, which is now known as Quebec.

Date Added: 08/15/2018


by Gary S. Elbow and Beth Gruber and Jorge Zamora

Join National Geographic's quest to find the heart and soul of Mexico. Journey through a land of incredible biodiversity, from the Rio Grande to the Sierra Madre. Visit Mexico City, the vast metropolis built on an ancient lake bed. Study the country's history of earthquakes and volcanoes and its current struggles to protect animal habitats.

Explore Mexico's history as the center of the Olmec, Maya, and Aztec civilizations in Beth Gruber's lively text. Learn how the country’s borders once extended north to Southern Wyoming, west to California, and east to Louisiana. Witness the cultural and political aftereffects of Spanish Catholicism and discover how the hacienda system of agriculture led to revolution. The author also explains the importance of family and traditions in Mexican culture and the country's rich artistic heritage.

Finally, readers will come to understand the disappointments of the Revolution, the limits of the single-party system, social inequalities, the economy, emigration to the United States, and the effects of the tourist boom on the environment.

Date Added: 08/15/2018

Inuit Indians

by Caryn Yacowitz

Turn the pages of this book to learn about Inuit Indians. Find out how the Inuit live through cold arctic winters. Discover the sun goggles that they used to wear. Read about how the Inuit build snow houses, or igloos. In this book you will see how the Inuit hunt for seals, learn about the dog sleds that the Inuit use, discover how the Inuit use string figures to tell stories.

Date Added: 08/15/2018

Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

by Yacine A T Kaci and United Nations Staff

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is the first international agreement setting out freedoms, rights and entitlements for all humanity to claim. It emphasizes the inextricable relationship between fundamental freedoms and social justice, and their connection with peace and security. This edition of the UDHR is published in collaboration with French artist, graphic designer and creator of popular cartoon Elyx, Yacine A t Kaci (alias YAK) to illustrate the 30 articles. This hardbound edition is available in English and French.

Date Added: 08/15/2018


by Greg Nickles

Describes the leisure activities and daily lives of early settlers, immigrants, and natives of Argentina.

Date Added: 08/15/2018

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