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4th Grade Social Studies: What Happens

4th Grade Social Studies: What Happens

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Updated on Jun 10, 2013

In fourth grade social studies, your child will continue to learn about the geography of the United States, particularly the five regions of the country: the Northeast, the southeast, the Midwest, the Southwest and the West. Your child will be expected to know the similarities and differences of each region and the reasons the states were grouped together into regions. Your child will also be required to identify where each state is on a map and name its capital, and to know the major cities in the United States. Your child will also focus on state and local governing bodies and civic participation.

Curriculum varies from state-to-state, but there are some constants. At the beginning of the school year, students working at the standard level:

  • Can create symbols for real-life objects
  • Can identify cardinal directions on a map
  • Can identify intermediate directions on a map
  • Can identify the equator and the prime meridian
  • Can identify the four hemispheres of the earth
  • Can identify basic landforms
  • Understand the law of supply and demand
  • Can set a financial goal and make a plan to accomplish the goal

Curriculum varies from state-to-state. but there are some constants. By the end of the school year, students working at the standard level:

  • Can identify the five regions of the United states
  • Know basic information about the climate, landforms, natural resources, industries, and major cities in each of the five regions
  • Can name the states and their capitals
  • Know how to use different types of maps to learn about the United States
  • Know the political leaders of the city in which they live
  • Know the political leaders of the state in which they live
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