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    Daily History Questions:
    Below you will find a link to our history textbook.  If you have your iPad your book is in your Books app.  If you want the textbook to be read to you, you will need to use the link below and enter the username and password provided.  Read or listen to the speaker read the assigned pages for the day.  When you find the answer to the daily question, write it in your history notebook - if you have your's at home - or write the answers on a piece of notebook paper.  Be sure to put the date on each new set of answers.  You do not have to copy the questions, but you can if you want too.  The answers will be posted the next day.  By doing this we will be able to complete the rest of our history information.  
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    April 15 - p. 98-99
    1.  Which battle was the turning point in the Revolutionary War?  Battle of Saratoga
    2.  After this winning battle, which countries were led to support the struggling Americans?  France, Spain, & Holland
    April 16 - p. 100-101
    1.  Who is the French nobleman who fought with the Americans and convinced the King of France to send French troops, ships, and money to help the colonists? Marquis de Lafayette
    2.  Who is the German solider who helped train the soldiers? Baron von Steuben
    3.  Where in Virginia is George Washington and England's Lord Cornwallis heading for a final "all-out attack"? Yorktown
    April 17 - p. 102-103
    1.  Who surrendered at Yorktown?  Lord Cornwallis or the British
    2.  Who won the Revolutionary War? George Washington, the Patriots, or the Colonists
    3.  Why is the Treaty of Paris important? When it document was signed it meant that Britain recognized America's independence and Britain's rule over the colonies was finished.
     April 20 - p.108-109
    1.  What was the plan called that set up a national government? Articles of Confederation
    2.  What was one success of the Articles of Confederation? One success = independence from Great Britain, Second success= set rules for governing the Northwest
    3.  The Articles or Confederation did or did not work? did not
    4.  What did they begin drafting (writing) in 1787 in Philadelphia? Constitution
    April 21 p. 110-111
    1. Who is called the "Father of the Constitution"? James Madison
    2.  Under the new plan, how many separate branches of government would share the task of running the country? three
    3.  What does each branch of the government do (what is their job)?
    legislative = makes the laws
    executive = carries out the laws
    judicial = interprets the laws
    4.  What was the compromise called that decided how many votes each state would have in the Senate and House of Representatives? The Great Compromise
    5.  When was the Constitution signed? September 17, 1787
    April 22 p. 112-113
    1.  Who heads the executive branch?  President helped by Vice President
    2.  What is the legislative branch called? Congress What are the names of the two separate houses of this branch called? Senate and House of Representatives
    3.  What is the name of the highest court in the judicial branch? Supreme Court
    4.  After the final draft of the constitution was written it needed to be ratified or approved by how many states? at least 9 of the 13 states
    April 23 p. 114-115
    1.  What two Virginia documents was the Bill of Rights based on? Virginia Declaration of Rights and Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
    2.  The Bill of Rights gives each of us a guarantee of individual freedom.  Name 2 freedoms we have? 
    freedom to have a protest rally, to speak out against a law that we dislike, the freedom to choose any religion
    3.  There is still a major issue in America.  Some people want to see it ended while others want it to continue.  What is this issue? slavery
    April 24 p. 116-117
    1.  Four of the first five Presidents were from which state? Virginia 
    2.  Under whose presidency did a two-party system emerge? Thomas Jefferson
    3.  Under whose presidency did the Louisiana Purchase happen and William and Clark explored land in the west? Thomas Jefferson
    4.  Under whose presidnecy was the federal court system established, the Bill of Rights was added, and there was a plan to develop the national capital at Washington, DC? George Washington
    April 27 p. 117-118
    1.  Under whose presidency was the Monroe Doctrine established? James Monroe
    2.  During which president's term did the War of 1812 happen? James Madison
    3.  Which patriotic song, still heard today, was written about an important battle during the War of 1812?  Star Spangled Banner 
    4.  What was the name of the document that warned European nations not to interfere in the Western Hemisphere? Monroe Doctrine
    April 28 p. 124-125
    1.  In the 1800s which direction did Americans start to move and explore?  west
    2.  Five new territories were added during the 1800s.  Name the territory that was added by the dates below.
    1803= Louisiana Purchase    1819= Florida     1845= Texas     1846= Oregon     1848= California
    3.  Name the 2 famous explorers who explored the Louisiana Purchase and the Oregon Territory from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Merriwether Lewis and William Clark (Lewis and Clark)
    April 29 p. 126-127
    1.  Why was the New Orleans so important?  It was one of the busiest harbors in North America.
    2.  Spain signed a treaty giving Control of New Orleans to which country?  France
    3.  How much did the Louisiana Purchase cost?  15 million dollars
    4.  How big did it make the United States?  The area in the Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States.
    5.  What happened to the Native Americans living in this area?  They were pushed across the Mississippi River into "Indian territory" which is in present day Oklahoma.
    6.  Why did Jefferson arrange an expedition?  He wanted to find out what kind of resources were in the new territory.
    April 30 p. 128-129
    1.  Where did Lewis and Clark plan to explore?  The area of the Louisiana Purchase - land from the Mississippi River to the Rockies
    2.  Name one problem they encountered during the exploration. mosquitos, boats were going against the current and often had to be dragged with ropes, river would freeze during the winter
    3.  What is the name of the Native American who came along on the expedition and helped to save the lives of the explorers? Sacagawea
    4.  What was one of the best things about the Voyage of Discovery? The people who went on the trip were from different races, ethnic groups, and social backgrounds, but they all worked together.
    May 1 p. 130-131
    1.  Before 1819, which country owned most of North and South America?  Spain
    2.  In 1819, what was Spain forced to do?  sell Florida to the United States
    3.  Who did Texas have to win their independence from? Mexico
    4.  In 1848 what 2 areas did Mexico give up?  California and the Southwest Territories
    May 4 p. 132-133
    1.  What has people from all over the world racing to California?  gold was found in California
    2.  On p. 133 five reasons are given for why people headed west.  Name the 5 reasons.  freedom, the Gold Rush, cheap land, lumber, manifest destiny
    3.  What does the term Manifest Destiny mean?  the idea that expansion was for the good of the country and was the right of the country
    May 5 p. 134-135
    1.  In 1828 what did the discovery of gold in Georgia lead to?  the removal of the American Indians in Georgia
    2.  What was the act called that allowed the federal government to negotiate treaties with eastern tribes exchanging their land for land in the west?  American Indian Removal Act
    3.  The fight between the Indian nations and the United States government went all the way to the Supreme Court.  What was the Supreme Court's ruling? The Supreme Court ruled that Georgia had to stop taking Indian land. Did the government follow the ruling?  no
    4.  What was the "Trail of Tears?"  As part of the American Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation and other tribes were forced to give up their lands east of the Mississippi River and to relocate to an area in present-day Oklahoma. 
    May 6 p. 136-137
    1.  What did Eli Whitney invent? cotton gin What did his invention increase? production of cotton and consequently the use of slaves in the South
    2.  What are the names of the people who worked together to invent the horse-drawn reaper?  Jo Anderson and Cyrus McCormick
    3.  What did Robert Fulton invent? steamboat What did his invention provide?  faster river transportation to farms in the South and factories in the North
    4.  What invention provided faster land transportation?  steam locomotive
    May 7 p. 138-139
    1.  What does the term abolitionist mean?  a person who works to end slavery
    2.  The Underground Railroad was not a railroad or tunnel at all.  What was it?  It was a series of safe houses and hiding places for runaways that led north as far as Canada, where escaped slaves would be free from recapture.
    3.  Who wrote the Liberator newspaper and worked for the immediate emancipation of all enslaved African Americans?  William Lloyd Garrison
    4.  Who wrote the North Star newspaper and worked for rights for African Americans and women to better their lives?  Frederick Douglass
    5.  Who led hundreds of enslaved African Americans to freedom along the Underground Railroad?  Harriet Tubman
    May 8 p. 140-141
    1.  What was the women suffrage movement?  A movement that fought to get women the right to vote.
    2.  When did the women suffrage movement begin?  1848
    3.  Name 3 women who fought for suffrage.  Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and slave named Sojourner Truth
    May 11 p. 146-147
    1.  Sort the following words under the categories of North and South.  agricultural, manufactoring, bussinesses, farms, slavery, no slavery, rural, urban
    North = manufactoring, businesses, no slavery, urban    South = agricultural, farms, slavery, rural
    2.  On page 147, it lists 4 big issues that divided the nation and led to war.  Name them.
    slavery, the economy, culture, the constitution
    May 12 p. 148-149
    1.  What did Southerners believe about state power?  That a state could declare a national law illegal.  What did Northerners believe?  That the national's government power was supreme over all the states.
    2.  "Abolition of slavery" means to end slavery.  Did the Southern states want an abolition of slavery? No Did the Northern states want an abolition of slavery?  Yes
    3.  What was the name of the compromise that said new states below "the line" would be slave states and states above "the line" would be free states?  Missouri Compromise
    4.  The Union is a word used to refer to the Northern or Southern states.  Northern
    The Confederacy is a word used to refer to the Northern or Southern states. Southern
    5.  If Abraham Lincoln won what were the Southern states going to do?  (The answer means to pull out or withdraw from.). secede
    6.  Did Lincoln win? yes
    7.  What happened by February 1861?  7 southern states seceded and formed the Confederate States of America
    8.  What happened on the morning of April 12? The Confederacy attacked Fort Sumter.
    May 13 p. 150-151
    1.  Abraham Lincoln was president of the Union (United States of America).  Who was president of the Confederacy?  Jefferson Davis
    2.  Using the map on p. 151, decide the number of states in the Union and Confederacy.  (Be careful there are two colors for the Union and 2 colors for the Confederacy.) Union = 20    Confederacy = 15
    3.  In 1863, the _______________ said that if the Union won the Civil War slavery would end.  It gave the Union soliders a new reason to fight harder to win.  Emancipation Proclamation
    4.  Enslaved African Americans and free African Americans joined the Union army or Confederate army.   Confederate Army
    May 14 p. 152-153
    Name the person being described.  Choose from Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis
    1.  was General of the Union army Ulysses S. Grant
    2.  president of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
    3.  former slave who encouraged African American involvement in the Civil War Fredrick Douglass
    4.  president of the United States, wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, opposed slavery, wrote the Gettysburg Address, believed the United States were one nation Abraham Lincoln
    5.  skilled Confederate general  Stonewall Jackson
    6.  leader of the army of Northern Virginia, was offered to command the Union army but refused to fight against Virginia, urged Southerns to accept defeat at the end of the war and reunite Americans Robert E. Lee
    May 15. p. 154-155
    1.  The book stated that, "All wars are terrible", but why is this civil war worse?  because friends and family members fought against each other
    2.  What killed more soldiers than battles?  diseases
    3.  As the war dragged on, name two things that became scarcer?  equipment and food
    4.  Name one thing women had to start doing in the North and one thing they had to start doing in the South.  run North = businesses and factories    South = farms and plantations
    5.  What became worthless in the Confederacy?  money
    May 17 p. 156-157
    1.  When shots were fired at Fort Sumter in 1861 what happened?  Civil War began
    2.  What is the name if the first major battle of the Civil War?  First Battle of Bull Run
    3.  What is the name of the battle that hurt the Confederacy by giving the North control of the Mississippi River?  Battle of Vicksburg
    4.  Which battle was the turning point of the Civil War?  Battle of Gettysburg
    May 18 p. 158-159
    1.  What is the name of the famous speech that Abraham Lincoln gave in 1863?
    2.  What happened at Appomattox Court House in 1865?
    3.  Which area was devastated (destroyed) including the burning of major cities like Richmond and Atlanta?
    4.  Some African Americans fought for the _______________.  The South used ______________ African Americans to work on ships, laborers, cooks, and camp workers.
    4.  What is the name of the African American who was a sailor, Union naval captain, and was elected to the United States House of Representatives after the war?  
    5th Grade assignments due to school closure:  (Please be aware all work was given as paper copies.  The iPad and/or internet access are not required.)


    March 16-March 20     Week 1 Assignments:

              Science: Review of Science Information Packet

              Reading: Practice Test (Hummingbirds)

              Math: Math Madness #s 10, 21, 6, and 8


    March 23-March 27     Week 2 Assignments: 

              Science: Daily Science Review Packet

              Reading:  Coach Lesson Checklist (Lessons 1 through 5) This list is on the last page of the practice test.

              Math: Math Madness #s 27, 43, 58, and 54


    April 6 – April 13

    • This is our “Spring Break” week. We are not assigning any work.  If you have not completed any of the above assignments, you should work on completing them during this week.


    April 14 – April 17 complete:

    • Science – Daily Science Review #6-7 (This should be 2 pages run with a front and a back for a total of 4 pages. If you did not bring your science notebook home, you can use your SOL coach book, or Google if all else fails.)
    • Reading - All of these assignments are in your Reading SOL Coach Book.

               Monday and Tuesday: Lesson 7 Ask and Answer Questions Pages 56-61

               Wednesday and Thursday: Lesson 8 Main Idea and Supporting Details Pages 62-67

               Friday: Lesson 9 Organizational Patterns Pages 68-75

    • Math – Math Madness #12, 13, 17, and 18

                   Math Review Task Cards = 1-20


    April 20 – April 24 complete:

    • Science – Daily Science Review #8-9 (Again, this should be 2 pages run with a front and a back for a total of 4 pages.)
    • ReadingAll of these assignments are in your Reading SOL Coach Book.

              Monday and Tuesday: Lesson 10 Fact and Opinion Pages 76-81

              Wednesday and Thursday: Lesson 11 Predictions Pages 82-87

              Friday: Lesson 12: Draw Conclusions and Make Inferences  Pages 88-93

    • Math – Math Madness #20, 38, 51, 63

                      Math Review Task Cards = 21-40


    April 27 – May 1 complete:

    • Science – Daily Science Review #10-11
    • ReadingAll of these assignments are in your Reading SOL Coach Book.

              Monday and Tuesday: Lesson 13 Text Features Pages 94-99

              Wednesday and Thursday: Lesson 14 Character Pages 111-115

              Friday: Lesson 15 Plot and Conflict Pages 116-121

    • Math – Math Madness #78, 79, 83, 94
              Math Review Task Cards = 41-56 and 61-66

    May 4 and beyond:

    • Any of the ABOVE assignments that are not completed NEED TO BE FINISHED.
    • The assignments BELOW are additional review assignments that can be completed.

    Reading SOL Coach Book:

    • Chapter 1 Review Pages 46-54
    • Chapter 2 Review Pages 100-107
    • Lesson 16 Figurative Language Pages 122-127
    • Lesson 17 Point of View Pages 128-133
    • Lesson 18 Poetry Pages 134-139
    • Chapter 3 Review Pages 140-146

    Science SOL Coach Book:

    • Chapter 1 Review Pages 27-30
    • Chapter 2 Review Pages 41-44
    • Chapter 3 Review Pages 60-62
    • Chapter 4 Review Pages 79-82
    • Chapter 5 Review Pages 111-116


    • Virginia Coach Math Practice Tests Book
    Additional resources:  
    Practice Test 2 #1-10             Math Madness #12             Math Madness 17         Math Madness 63               Math Madness 83

    Practice Test 2 #11-20.         Math Task Cards #1-8         Math Madness 18          Math Task Cards 21-30      Math Madness 94

    Practice Test 2 #31-40.         Math Task Cards #9-16        Math Madness 38         Math Madness 78               Math Task Cards 61-66
    Practice Test 2 #51-60.         Math Task Cards #17-20      Math Madness 51         Math Madness 79              
    *When logging in under school you must search for Carver ES (Henry).
    The password is carveres.
    This website has activities, games, and review information that covers all of the Science and History SOL's that we have for 5th grade. 
    This site does not require a login.  It has practice math and science questions.  At the top there are several tabs that are useful such as:  "Games" and "Videos".
    This site is offering free access to any student whose school is closed.  Go to "Get Free Access" and follow the simple instructions.  
    5th grade SOL's: