Video Integration Library
My integration library is focused on the major goals found in the Idaho Content Standards for 5th grade Social Studies. Intermediate students love videos and they do a great job in many cases to help them scaffold an image of what life would have looked like in historical times. It is key to keep the videos short and informative, packing as much information and visuals as possible into each video you choose.
5.SS.1.1.1 Describe the interactions between European colonists and established societies in North America.
This video highlights the interactions between the colonists and the Native Americans relative to the following three categories:
- Technological Differences
- Land Ownership
5.SS.1.1.4 Identify different examples of how religion has been an important influence in American history
This video gives a brief history of the Puritans beliefs and the events that led them to settle in the New England colonies.
Mr. Betts is one of my favorite resources for my 5th graders in Social Studies. He has created several parodies using popular songs that are packed with information that students tend to remember because of the catchy lyrics.
5.SS.1.1.5 Discuss how the establishment of the 13 original colonies contributed to the founding of the nation.
This video provides an overview of the economic, religious, and political history of the colonies. It would be appropriate to use it as an introductory video or at the end of the unit to review.
5.SS.1.2.1 Discuss the religious, political, and economic motives of voluntary European immigrants to the United States.
This video details the major reasons for European colonization in the new world: economic gain and religious and political freedom.
5.SS.1.2.2 Explain the history of indentured servitude and the slave trade in the United States.
Overview of reasons for the rise and expansion of the Atlantic slave trade and the conditions in which Africans were subjected to during the trip and after arriving the the colonies.
This video provides an overview of the needs in the colonies that led to the rise of the slave trade and indentured servitude in the colonies. It goes into detail about the cash crops that helped the Southern Colonies in particular prosper.
5.SS.1.2.5 Discuss the significant individuals who took part in western expansion.
This video provides a brief discussion of Manifest Destiny starting with Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark.
A classic, original education media - School House Rock. Discusses the Louisiana Purchase and the motivations for Westward Expansion.
5.SS.1.2.4 Discuss the significant American Indian groups encountered in western expansion.
Introduces students to some notable Native Americans that were influential in the history of westward expansion in America.
5.SS.2.1.3 Use latitude and longitude coordinates to find specific locations on a map.
This video provides a clear, basic introduction to direction and lines of longitude and latitude and how to use them to find locations on a map or globe.
This informative video provides students with information on the basics of longitude and latitude set to a catchy tune that will help them remember the terms and which direction longitude and latitude measure.