My core group of students are 4th graders...but I switch classes with the 5th grade teacher...she teaches science to my 4th graders and I teach social studies to her 5th graders. THUS today's post. I'm beginning the section of American history I like best...the American Revolution. The next few weeks we'll be talking about the 13 original colonies and what caused our country to rebel against the British. One resource I use is from reading A-Z. This company has a lot of nonfiction stories I really like.