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Shiloh Hills Elementary Library: 5th Grade

Mrs. Kori Barnett, Librarian/Teacher

You are a Historian

Safe Search Kids

The kid friendly search engine for kids where safe search is always active.

Fact Monster

Facts at your fingertips!

Kid Rex - Safe Searching for Kids

Safe search for kids by kids!

Mymunka Safe Search

Mymunka is a safe Search Engine designed just for kids and is Fun and safe for everyone

Capstone Interactive Library - Shiloh Hills


World Book Online Encyclopedia Explained

The World Book Online Encyclopedia is available with no login when your computer or mobile device is on school property.  For home access, please ask your teacher-librarian or see the Wilson Libraries Passwords link. 

This searchable database is useful for quick access to accurate, reliable information. A full MLA citation for each article is at the bottom of each web page.

World Book Web

Tagzedo - Turn words into a visually stunning word cloud.

Biography Center- World Book Database

Biography Center

World Book Student's Biography Center includes thousands of biographies on a wide variety of topics. Start by searching by name, selecting from one or more categories, or choosing from our featured biographies.

History is Fun! - Jamestown Settlement

Historic Jamestown

History Channel - Jamestown Colony

Early Colonization of America Project


Early Colonization- great site with actual documents.:



America's Story from America's Library


The Northwest Passage- The French and Native Americans


The British- Queen Elizabeth and Virginia Companies


Roanoke: 1585 Sir Walter Raleigh, John White became the leader. Upon return with more settlers and supplies, the settlement had been abandoned. It is unknown whether it was Indian attacks, death or they moved on elsewhere. (1590). Theories:



(Establishment of the 13 colonies)




Jamestown: 1607 established by John Smith with the Virginia Company in what is now known as Virginia.



Pilgrims: 1620 arrival to New World. The Mayflower Compact- first government document of Plymouth


                            (1624 Dutch settling along Hudson River)

                            1630- Puritans arrive in Massachusetts Bay colony- leader John Winthrop

                            1632- Land granted to Lord Baltimore for the settlement of Maryland.

                            1643- United Colonies of New England established (Massachusetts, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven)

                            1670- English settlement in Carolina

                            1681- William Penn establish Pennsylvania

                            1682- Louisiana claimed by La Salle (after exploring the Mississippi River and reaching Gulf of Mexico.Established in 1699.

                            1705 Virginia established slave code (slaves were real estate)

                            1732 Georgia was founded


Conflict begins:

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                             1733 Molasses Act- high tax on rum, molasses and sugar produced in the West Indies for sale in the colonies.

                             1754- 1763 French and Indian War- Fur traders and Virginia planters were interested in exploiting and developing the Ohio River valley region. The French, determined to secure the territory against encroaching British and American traders and land speculators, built a chain of forts along Pennsylvania’s Allegheny River. The British ministry ordered colonial governors to repel the French advance, “by force” if necessary. The war came to an official end in 1763, with the Peace of Paris. The treaty gave Britain all French land in Canada except for two fishing islands south of Newfoundland. To the south, the treaty gave Britain all of France’s holdings east of the Mississippi River, which Spain received from France before ceding Florida to Britain.

                              1763- Peace of Paris (Treaty of Paris)- End of French and Indian war. French ceded to Canada and gave land east of Mississippi to Britain.

The American Revolution

                              1763- Proclamation of 1763- King George ordered no colonization westward

                              1764- Sugar Act- It passed the Sugar Act, a law that imposed duties on foreign wines, coffee, textiles, and indigo imported into the colonies, and that also expanded the customs service. Britain also required colonial vessels to fill out papers detailing their cargo and destination. The Royal Navy patrolled the coast to search for smugglers, who were tried in special courts without a jury.

                              1765- The Stamp Act- Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which imposed a tax on all newspapers, legal documents, playing cards, dice, almanacs, and pamphlets. The act highlighted the issue of taxation without representation

                              1767- Townshend Act-  taxed imports of glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea in the colonies. Also these taxes aided the salaries of colonial governors and judges, preventing colonial legislatures from exercising the power of the purse over those officials.

                              1770- Boston Massacre- British troops had arrived in Boston to suppress the tension and feelings of colonists against British. A group of colonists rallied outside of government building in Boston, British troops fired into the crowd killing 3 patriots.

                              1773- Tea Act- Parliament implemented act authorizing over taxation to tea merchants profits directly going to East India Company.

 December 1773- Colonist dressed as Native Americans raided British cargo ship and threw all the tea into Boston Harbor (342 chests of tea)

                              1774- Minutemen established- colonial militia

                              1774- Intolerable Acts- letter sent to the King demanding unfair treatment and taxation of the colonist.

September 1774 First Continental Congress meet in Philadelphia, representatives from all colonies (except Georgia) present to discuss intolerable acts.

                              1775- Midnight Ride of Paul Revere- Rode to warn that the British were coming!

 * Colonists in open rebellion

Voki - create Avatars for class projects!


Website Evaluation

Do you know what is important in evaluating websites?

Play the website evaluation game to find out!


Are You a Good Digital Citizen?


These resources feature a diverse cast of eight characters who engage tweens on issues such as cyberbullying and sharing too much information. NSTeens simplifies complicated Internet safety concepts for children as they begin to interact with more sophisticated technology, such as cell phones and social networking sites.

Internet Pirates

Northwest Tree Octopus - Internet Research

tree OctopusHelp save the endangered Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus from extinction!

5th Grade Science

Grade 5: Animal Studies

In this unit, students explore the relationship between an animal and its habitat, as well as some of the ways animal behaviorists study animals. By caring for and observing 3 unique animals during the Animal Studies unit-the dwarf African frog, the fiddler crab, and the millipede-students are able to focus on animal behavior, comparing and contrasting the needs, behaviors, and anatomical structures of each organism. Each student creates and maintains a personal observation log in which he or she records notes about each animal throughout the unit.


Grade 5: Motion and Design

This unit provides students an opportunity to explore the physics of motion and to apply those concepts to technological design. Students use plastic construction materials, weights, rubber bands, and propellers to design and build vehicles, then test how those vehicles respond to different forces of motion, like pushes, pulls, or rubber band energy.


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