Fourth Grade Social Studies
Third Nine Weeks at a Glance

Students at Elliott share their Explorers' Projects.

From the Republic to WWI

This nine weeks, students will learn how Texas became apart of the United States through the primary source readers in the Teacher Created Materials kits and resources in the DBQ binder.

 There are two flipped assignments to help build background knowledge for the Civil War and WWI lessons. Be sure to assign these ahead of time.    

In the Civil War lesson, students will find out why Texas voted to secede from the Union and students will practice grammar using readings about the economy during the war.

Using the DBQ binder and Law Related Education I Spy Bio Cards, students will learn about the cattle industry following the Civil War.  This lesson is designed to be heavily teacher directed in order to prepare students to analyze and synthesize primary and secondary sources in the fourth nine weeks.  The three day lesson can be done three days in a row or spread out over three weeks.  

Gib's Big Day reading was recently retyped to provide a cleaner copy for the students.  This reading is now uploaded into Eduphoria.  Accompanying Gib's Big Day is a reading quiz in Eduphoria.

Students will round out the nine weeks with a geography lesson using the Nystrom Atlases, after completion of a study on WWI and Women's Suffrage.

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Did you know?

April 9, 2015 will mark the 150th Anniversary of the Surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to the Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the American Civil War.

Textbook Adoption Update

There is still time to submit your feedback on adoption materials. You should have materials from Pearson and Teacher Created Materials. As a team, please evaluate the resources and provide us with your feedback. Textbook Committee members are meeting with the publishers this week and can use your input in our discussions. If you have additional comments regarding the resources, please send them directly to Meridith Manis.

Hangout with Us!

This spring, we will be hosting a Google Hangout for all 4th Grade Social Studies Teachers to go over the Dust Bowl DBQ.  You will be able to log into the hangout from the comfort of your own classroom and learn more about the DBQ process. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the presenter.  The hangout will also be recorded and a link to the class will be provided in the lesson on Eduphoria.  More details to come as we get closer to the lesson.  

Great Things Happening!

Please send us pictures of the great things you are doing in Social Studies. We love highlighting what you do to make social studies both fun and meaningful!