Russia and Japan: Early Growth and Expansion
Fifth graders review some of the major geographical features in Russia. They label these features on blank maps. They repeat this exercise with Japanese geography.
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The Corps of Discovery: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
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Fifth graders examine the role of geography in both the political expansion of Russia and the isolation of Japan. They evaluate the costs and benefits of Russia's expansion. They complete a worksheet exploring Japanese feudalism and...
5th Social Studies & History