This complete independent work packet was written as a companion piece for the 4th Grade MC3 Unit 1: Foundations of Social Studies, but it gives a thorough introduction or review of each of the four social studies disciplines that can be adapted to any classroom!
Included are reviews, reading passages, comprehensive thinking skills, worksheets, and vocabulary pages on the following subjects:
-History: Using primary and secondary sources to decipher what, who, when, why, and how something happened
-Economics: Types of resources, opportunity cost, scarcity
-Geography: Movement, Place, Regions, Human-Environment Interaction, and Absolute and Relative Location
-Political Science: The levels of government, branches of government, core democratic values, and purpose of government
This packet was originally written to use as independent work with a split-grade class, but can also be used as a review of the social studies disciplines.