Grade 4 Early Societies based on the 2013 Social Studies Curriculum. This is meant to supplement your own unit plan, as it is now an inquiry-based curriculum. This product had opportunities for your students to lead the inquiry process!
I approached this new curriculum using both a guided-inquiry portion, as well as independent-inquiry portion. The first part of my unit is about Medieval Times where we participate in guided inquiry. The students start brainstorming questions and are able to practice skills such as pulling out important information from texts. This aids in their independent researching skills, which they do with an early society of their choice (or your's!)
-Partner Talk or Whole Class Discussion Cards
-Topic Cards for Inquiry Questions
Information & Response Sheets
-A variety of information sheets about Medieval Times
-A variety of methods of response such as Question & Answer, Comparison Charts, Fill in the Blanks, Opinion Responses, Castle Craftivity, Diary Entries
-Critical Thinking Exit Passes
-Medieval Shield Art (Students create their own Coat of Arms using symbols that represent their personality)
-Illuminated Manuscript (Students use their first initial or name to create a beautiful manuscript)
-Tournament Poster (Students create a poster using pictures to explaining to people when and where the Knight's Tournament will be)
Independent Inquiry Research
-Research Looks Like, Sounds Like, Feels Like (Blank posters)
-Sample Inquiry Question posters
-Blank Inquiry Question posters
-Research outlines (guiding categories and blank)
-Materials for an Early Societies Scrapbook (easy printable option, or a cut-and-paste option!) *Includes guiding questions as well as blank templates*
-Early Societies Comparison Report (Includes brainstorming page, response page, student/teacher checklist)
-Big Ideas & Framing Questions posters
-"What the Big Idea" responses (using the Big Ideas and Framing Questions)
-Word Wall Words
Check out my Grade 4 Political and Physical Regions of Canada Unit Bundle as well!
Find the Grade 4 Political and Physical Regions of Canada Unit Bundle Click Here!!
Find the French Version Click Here to Check out FRENCH Grade 4 Early Societies!