4th Grade Social Studies

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Using the context of the United States, 4th-grade students learn significant social studies concepts within an increasingly complex social environment. They examine fundamental concepts in geography, civics and government, and economics through the lens of Michigan history and the United States. Expectations that particularly lend themselves to being taught through a historic, geographic, civic, or economic lens are denoted.

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4th Grade Social Studies Geography "What Makes the United States Special? (Chapter 1)
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In this unit students explore the United States through the social studies discipline of geography. In exploring the United States in spatial terms, students first consider the location of the United States. They learn about and use a variety of geographic tools such as maps, globes, and satellite images to answer the question “Where is the United States?” Next, students examine the concept of place relative to the United States. They use songs, stories, photographs, and aerial images to investigate the question, “What is it like there?” and to describe significant physical and human characteristics. Students also use the concept of regions to compare sections of the United States. They build on their understanding that regions are defined by common characteristics and explore ways in which the United States can be divided into regions. Students then compare a region to which Michigan belongs with other regions in the United States using special purpose maps. In doing so, students examine geographic features such as elevation, climate, and patterns of population density in the United States. As a culminating project, students summarize what they have learned by creating a poster, picture book, Flipbook slide show or other visual describing the United States according to the geographic themes of location, place, and regions.

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Physical Geography
Social Science
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Collabrify Roadmap Center
Author:
MC3
Michigan Open Text Book
Monique Coulman
Date Added:
03/26/2020
UMCDC 4th Grade MIOpenBook Chapter 1 Section 5 "How do Environmental Conditions Influence Human Activities in a Place?" (20-21)
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UMCDC 4th Grade MIOpenBook Chapter 1 Section 5 "How do Environmental Conditions Influence Human Activities in a Place?" (20-21)

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Social Science
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Author:
UMCDC
Date Added:
06/20/2021
UMCDC 4th Grade MIOpenBook Chapter 2 Section 3 "How does specialization and division of labor increase productivity?" (20-21)
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UMCDC 4th Grade MIOpenBook Chapter 2 Section 3 "How does specialization and division of labor increase productivity?" (20-21)

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Social Science
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Author:
UMCDC
Date Added:
06/20/2021