Fifth Grade Lesson Plans

Objects and their meanings part one

fixed clock 30 Minutes
VaDepartEd_logo USI.8      The student will demonstrate knowledge of westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861 by:c) describing the impact of inventions, including the cotton gin, the reaper, the steamboat, and the steam locomotive, on life in America;
  • Parent Letter- asking parents to make salt dough with kids
  • An example object
To help students realize that it is important to understand the history of people, places and or objects.

Objects and their meanings part one

Objects and their meanings part two

fixed clock 60 Minutes
VaDepartEd_logo USI.8      The student will demonstrate knowledge of westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861 by:c) describing the impact of inventions, including the cotton gin, the reaper, the steamboat, and the steam locomotive, on life in America;
  • Each child needs to bring in an object from home
  • Salt dough
To help students realize that it is important to understand the history of people, places and or objects.

Objects and their meanings part two

Objects and their meanings part three

fixed clock 45-60 Minutes
VaDepartEd_logo USI.8      The student will demonstrate knowledge of westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861 by:c) describing the impact of inventions, including the cotton gin, the reaper, the steamboat, and the steam locomotive, on life in America;
  • Homework
  • Index Cards
  • Table
  • Model of objects
To help students realize that it is important to understand the history of people, places and or objects.

Objects and their meanings part three

Additional Materials:

Link to salt dough recipe