Social Studies TextbookSocial Studies Textbook

Our  Social Studies Textbook is called Communities by Houghton Mifflin. To access the textbook online go to www.eduplace.com/kidsThen click on Alabama where it ask Choose your state and then click go. Click on the Science icon then the ebook icon. Choose your grade. Choose the Unit of study. It includes; eglossary, eWord Game, Biographies, Primary Sources, Write Site, Interactive Maps, Weekly Reader Current Events, and GeoNet. There are many games that will help your child prepare for testing on each chapter.

 
Here are the Unit and Chapter titles and the vocabulary words for each Chapter.

Unit 1 is Communities and Geography and includes Chapters 1 and 2.

Chapter 1 The Places We Live

community

map title

population

law

map key

citizen

compass rose

 

suburb

rural area

urban area

 

Chapter 2 Our Land and Resources

landform

climate map

map grid

glossary

erosion

coast

environment

capital

geography

desert

natural resources

canal

climate

region

pollution

table of contents

renewable resources

nonrenewable resources

 

 

 

Unit 2 America’s Early Communities and includes Chapters 3 and 4.

Chapter 3 Old and New Communities

adapt

reference book

culture

internet

economy

tradition

religion

trade

piedmont

cause

effect

ceremony

barter

history

government

constitution

Chapter 4 Communities in History

trade route

explorer

colony

decision

timeline

mission

heritage

decade

independence

symbol

century

democracy

  

Unit 3 People Move From Place to Place includes Chapters 5 and 6.

Chapter 5 Newcomers Settle

goods

service

line  graph

telegraph

transportation

map scale

steam engine

railroad

profit

entrepreneur

 

 

Chapter 6 People From Many Places

diversity

ancestor

slavery

immigrant

primary source

secondary source

generation

 

 

Unit 4 Community Government includes Chapters 7 and 8.

Chapter 7 Being An Active Citizen

common good

volunteer

conflict

compromise

right

vote

responsibility

 

Chapter 8 Our Government

election

point of view

tax

capitol

monument

mayor

governor

inset map

council

county

ambassador

treaty

legislator

executive branch

judicial branch

 

 

Unit 5 Making Economic Choices includes Chapters 9 and 10.

Chapter 9 Economics Everyday

income

competition

budget

scarcity

interest

interview

opportunity cost

 

Chapter 10 Communities and Trade

producer

demand

factory

consumer

supply

industry

market

flow chart

import

export

assembly line

capital resources

human resources

 

 

 

 

Unit 6 Celebrating People and Places includes Chapters 11 and 12.

Chapter 11 Looking at Culture

legend

ethnic group

custom

participate

equator

latitude

longitude

prime meridian

Chapter 12 Holidays and Heroes

holiday

principle

honor

liberty

patriotism

legacy

justice