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5th Grade Social Studies/History


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Hello, my name is Mrs. Crystal Johnson. I currently teach 5th Grade Early American History at MIMS and this will be my second year. 

I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies Education and an emphasis (minor) in History. I grew up and  graduated in Milaca, a small town in Central Minnesota. 

Aside from teaching, I have many hobbies including golfing, reading, riding horse, and traveling. I have a husband, one son, two cats, and one dog.

I stay involved in many different organizations that focus on Social Studies Education including the Minnesota Council for Social Studies Education, of which I am on the board of directors. I am very passionate about my subject as well as making the learning experience better for each student. I am fully committed to lifelong learning and looking forward to working with MIMS students this year!

MIMS Room number #227


In 5th Grade Social Studies, students will begin by learning foundations for Geography and Historical Thinking. Our history survey begins with studying the Americas  pre-colonization. ‚ÄčThe students will learn colonization and the Revolutionary War and move right on through to learning the Constitution and what it means to be an Active Citizen in the modern world. We will finish our year learning Economics and how to apply our knowledge in new situations.  


Access the Rubrics and 'I can..' learning objectives HERE. 

Access our class daily agenda HERE.

Access our class syllabus HERE


Current Learning Objective: I can describe the complex urban societies that existed in Mesoamerica and North America before 1500. 


Online textbook access: 

Go to: https://www.teachtci.com/ and click 'Student Sign In'

teacher email: crystalj@iecmail.net

student username: MIMSGRADE5

student password: MIMSGRADE5

Students can use this resource to get caught up on in class work. 



After School programs taught: 

Click any of the links to find out more information. If you are interested in participating, please email me. 

We The People

Project Citizen

Geography Bee

IXL Codes for Geography Remediation: 

A.1     A.2      A.3

B.1     B.2      B.3



Daily Activity


Mon 10/23


Question Formulation Technique- Native Americans Packet


Tues 10/24


Question Formulation Technique- Native Americans Packet


Wed 10/25


Chapter two and Native Americans Packet


Thurs 10/26


Chapter two and Native Americans Packet


Fri 10/27


Chapter two and Native Americans Packet