I began creating these Tennessee Social Studies resources several years (and a whole set of standards) ago, and as I update them and add new resources, I enjoy hearing from 5th grade teachers who use and love these activities.
I create tools I know students and teachers love, and I’m always brainstorming ways to make teachers’ lives a little easier and increase student engagement with the material. Instead of spending hours trying to create an activity here and there, take a look at the resources below and see how you can save time and have standards-aligned activities ready throughout the year.
Below are all of my resources that align to each and every 5th Grade standard- please comment below with any questions or reach out via the Q&A tab on TeachersPayTeachers.
First up, the interactive notebook comes in a printable PDF and a digital Google Slides format. The printable activities require simple cuts, a little bit of glue, and you’re good to go! This notebook is also a great anchor for student learning, as well as a much-used reference tool throughout the year.
I receive many requests for guided notes, and now I’m excited to share they have arrived! Quick, easy, printable notes that go along with the Google Slides (see below). It also includes two options- with word banks or without!
Guided Notes and Notes Templates
Have the content, but just need an organized way for students to record notes or research? These printable and digital notes templates are a a great way go along with your information and instruction.
The arrival of Guided Notes is exciting enough, but just as exciting is the arrival of Google Slides you can use as an information source for students to complete activities! In addition, this 250+ slide presentation can also be downloaded as a PowerPoint. Find it in the download for the Guided Notes and Interactive Notebook.
Next up is task cards. Getting students up and moving around the room with task cards is always a favorite activity! Task cards are so versatile and can be used around the room, with small groups, or even as an individual task in stations or centers. Additionally, a printable PDF and a digital version of the cards are included.
Following all of these great classroom activities, it is time to assess! Do you ever find yourself searching and searching for an assessment to use, think you have found a good one for the topic, and then discover it addresses things that weren’t specifically part of your standards? My next time-saving resources are these assessments and study guides aligned directly to the Tennessee standards. Printable tests and study guides, as well as Google Forms versions of the assessments, are included!
I Can Statements
Finally, these student-friendly I Can statements are perfect for your white board or focus wall. Several of the standards are pretty lengthy, so this student- friendly version features the main point of the standard without crowding the page with all of the examples.
What teachers are saying about these resources:
❤️”This is an amazing resource. So much time can be saved using this resource! I have taught Social Studies for 8 years in 5th grade. This is by far the best purchase I have made!”
❤️”This resource deserves an A+ rating. For someone who has planned social studies for several years in Tennessee, the interactive notebook and example notes are wonderful resources to use in an interactive notebook. You will not regret having these resources to use.”
❤️”Excellent resource! We have been buying items here and there all year. This will save us tons of time. Thanks for all your hard work.”
Before you get all of these resources separately, know that the best deal you’ll find is my Mega Bundle! This bundle is always set at a discount, and you can save even more during site-wide sales.
Looking for a quick freebie? Grab one of my favorite Social Studies activities here!
Looking for Tennessee Social Studies resources for other grades? Check out my resources for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th here!
What are some other resources or tools you would love to see? Let me know in the comments below!
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