Save money by purchasing this growing bundle. It will eventually have units that complete the entire historical understandings for the fourth grade social studies curriculum. Each completed unit has reading passages and activities that were developed to help fourth grade students meet the following standards:
SS4H1 The student will describe how early Native American cultures developed in North America.
a. Locate where Native Americans settled
b. Describe how Native Americans used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.
SS4H2 The student will describe European exploration in North America.
a. Describe the reasons for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, and English explorations.
b. Describe examples of cooperation and conflict between Europeans and Native Americans.
SS4H3 The student will explain the factors that shaped British colonial America.
a. Compare and contrast life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
b. Describe colonial life in America as experienced by various people, including large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, indentured servants, slaves, and Native Americans.
SS4H4 The student will explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.
a. Trace the events that shaped the revolutionary movement in America, including the French and Indian War, British Imperial Policy that led to the 1765 Stamp Act, the slogan “no taxation without representation,” the activities of the Sons of Liberty, and the Boston Tea Party.
b. Explain the writing of the Declaration of Independence; include who wrote it, how it was written, why it was necessary, and how it was a response to tyranny and the abuse of power.
c. Describe the major events of the American Revolution and explain the factors leading to American victory and British defeat; include the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown.
d. Describe key individuals in the American Revolution with emphasis on King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry, and John Adams.
SS4H6 The student will explain westward expansion of America between 1801 and 1861.
1.Describe territorial expansion with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas (the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns).
2.Describe the impact of the steamboat, the steam locomotive, and the telegraph on life in America.
SS4CG1 The student will describe the meaning of
b. “We the people” from the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution as a reflection of consent of the governed or popular sovereignty.
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Native Americans of North America
The Thirteen Colonies
The American Revolution
Lewis and Clark: America Expands West
The Preamble to the Constitution