Social Studies


This class five Social Studies book meets the National Curriculum Standards of Pakistan. It also covers the topics of Pakistan Studies as per Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. It, therefore, prepares students for Matriculation as well as GCSE (O Levels) examination systems.

Furthermore, it includes the six core Civic Skills and Life Skills from the 4-H Model. The content of the book include: Civics, history, geography and personal development.

The language crafts included in this book are: Essay, story, poem, letter and interview, which make it the best cross-curricular and integrated book of Social Studies in Pakistan.

Content of the Book

Common Core Standards

S.studies 5

Students should be able to:

1.Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


The Just King

The Annual day Presentation



Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem

from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.


The King Who Fought for Freedom

The Just King

When the wind blows

Our Energy Star


Compare and contrast two or more characters,

settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).


The Just King

Our Energy Star

When the wind blows


2.Craft and Structure


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.


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Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.


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Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.


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3.Reading: Informational Text

Key Ideas and Details:


Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


The Annual Day presentation



Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

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Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.


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Craft and Structure:

Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.


The Tale of Three Traders

Engineering Wonders



Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

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6.Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:


By the end of the year read and comprehends informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.





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Text types and purpose:


Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.


Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.


Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.



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8.Production and Distribution of Writing:


Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 5 here.)



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With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.


Range of Writing:


Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.



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