New York Social Studies Toolkit Inquiry Tasks Declaration of Indep. Summarize national sovereignty and natural rights Rank grievances in part II Rewrite DOI argument Compare DOI approaches Grade 5 5 5 5 5 5 Round Annotated 1 2 3 4 5 Maya, Inca, Aztecs Write paragraph describing Mayan writings and historians decoding Making benefits charts of swamp agriculture Make diagram that illustrates Inca road systems Bananas Complete a map, identifying banana countries in Latin America Write a paragraph using textual evidence Create a chart of + and –s of Fair Trade bananas Discuss the issue of child labor using evidence NYS S.S. Toolkit Compelling Questions How do countries declare independence? What makes a complex society complex? What is the real cost of bananas? How did slavery feed Europe’s greed for sugar? Did the French lose out in North America? Should Puerto Rico be a state? Slavery and Sugar List conditions that drove sugar production and slavery Create diagram that explains sugar production Write paragraph describing conditions on plantations New France Create a chart of France explorers Generate a list of + and –s of Fur Trade Make claim about the consequences of the French and Indian War (all TIA parts embedded) 5.4 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.6 5.7 Puerto Rico Write paragraph describing how Puerto Rico became territory Make timeline of events in Puerto Rican history related to efforts to obtain statehood Debate issue of statehood for Puerto Rico Continue debate Suggested Order Geography of Western Hemisphere Comparative Cultures Early People of the Americas Complex Societies and Civilization European Exploration and Effects Government Economics Grade 5: Suggested Compelling Questions from 2014 S.S. Framework Workshop What would the language, technology and How does our environment shape our culture? How did the interactions of the first humans in government of the Aztec, Maya and Incas differ the Western Hemisphere with their even though they existed at different times? environments lead to the development of their unique cultures? Were the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilized? How are the civilizations developed in the What impact did European exploration have on Western Hemisphere alike and different? Native Americans? How did colonization of the Western How did sugar and spice cause so much death How has the diverse geography of the WH Hemisphere by the Europeans lead to the trans- and destruction? influenced human culture and settlement? Atlantic slave trade? How have human communities in the WH What are some of the same concerns and Where is the best place to live? modified the physical environment? issues shared by countries in the WH? How are the political systems in the WH Why are rules/laws necessary? different?