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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
|What Do You Want To Know About NY?||Quick Facts ~ USA|
|Political Cartoon||Historical Documents|
THIS SITE REQUIRES A PASSWORD ~ SEE YOUR TEACHER
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 Answer a Constructive Response Question||
|Tips to Answer a Document Based Question|
Test Sampler Draft June 2001 ~ Grade 5 Elementary Social Studies Test
Document Based Essay ~ Part B
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according to the Mohonasen Central School District Web Publishing Regulations by
Pat Rushby & Marilyn Wagschall, Grade 5 Teachers,
901 Kings Road, Schenectady, NY 12303, (518)-356-8430,
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Last modified on 3/11/03