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FOR THE NEW YORK STATE
5TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES EXAM

Welcome to fifth grade.  The good news is that you will only have one state test to take this year ~ the New York State Grade 5 Social Studies test.

We have developed a project to help you become familiar with the format of the test, and show you examples of the kinds of documents and questions that will be on it.    By using this, we hope you will be less anxious and more prepared to take this test in November.

Teachers: More about this Project

The test will be given in two 90 minute periods which will be broken down in three sections:

PART 1 ~ 35 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
PART 2 ~ 3 TO 5 CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE QUESTIONS
PART 3 ~ A DOCUMENT BASED ESSAY

PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO HELP YOU BECOME FAMILIAR WITH TEST FORMAT, AND REFRESH YOUR BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE

Quick Facts:
New York
What Do You Want To Know About NY? Quick Facts ~ USA

  Benjamin Franklin Timeline

Political Cartoon Historical Documents

Supplemental Worksheet for Teachers

STREAMING VIDEO 
THIS SITE REQUIRES A PASSWORD ~ SEE YOUR TEACHER
FINDING YOUR WAY: USING MAPS AND GLOBES
GEOGRAPHY BASICS: GLOBES, MAPS, & GRAPHS
What are maps How symbols help us use maps Cardinal directions: north, south, east, west Scale and distance on a map
Longitude and latitude Earth's hemispheres Reading Graphs Vertical Bar Graphs
Horizontal Bar Graphs Line Graphs Circular Graphs / Pie Charts Pictographs
Globes, Maps, and Graphs: A Review

LET'S GIVE IT A TRY!

Parents: How to help your child take the DBQ More Parents' Tips

Tips to Answering Multiple Choice Questions

Another Multiple Choice Exercise

Using Visual Information
 (Multiple Choice)
Tips to Answer a Constructive Response Question Constructive Response Question
Practice
Tips to Answer a Document Based Question

Document Based Question Practice

Test Savvy Vocabulary


Test Sampler Draft June 2001 ~ Grade 5 Elementary Social Studies Test

Document Based Essay ~ Part B

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