FOURTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM
ALL ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA: GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY
Fourth grade students proceed from the study of individuals who make a difference in their communities and the world to a study of North Carolina. Students explore geographic regions, landforms, climate, and resources of the state. They learn about the state's social, economic, and political institutions and how these institutions respond to the needs of North Carolinians. Students build a base of knowledge about economic principles and technological developments, about past experiences in the state and about present day practices. They study the land and its people analyzing the diverse groups that have contributed to the development of North Carolina beginning with the American Indians up to the revolutionary period. Additionally, students have the opportunity to draw parallels between contemporary issues and their historical origins.
Strands: Individual Development and Identity, Cultures and Diversity, Historical Perspectives, Geographic Relationships, Economics and Development, Global Connections, Technological Influences, Government and Active Citizenship
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Quarter 1 - North Carolina Geography and Environmental Literacy
Through research and classroom discussion, students will understand how human, environmental, and technological factors affect the growth and development of North Carolina.
Quarter 2 - North Carolina History and Culture
Students will learn and analyze the chronology of key historical events in North Carolina history.
Quarter 3 - Government of North Carolina
Students will understand the development and structure of government in North Carolina.
Quarter 4 - Economy of North Carolina
Students will research to understand how a market economy affects life in North Carolina.