• Social Studies

    Units of Study

    • Immigration
    • North American Geography
    • Mexico
    • Canada
    As stated in the LPS Benchmarks for Grade 4:

    Immigration and Citizenship
    • Understands that people and communities create structure, rules, and ideas to solve problems.
    • Gives examples of the major rights that immigrants have acquired as citizens of the United States (e.g. the right to vote, and freedom of religion, speech, assembly, and petition).


    North American Geography

    Geography Terms and Mapping Skills

    •    Identifies parts of a map
    •    Use a map to interpret information about a region in North America
    •    Identifies the countries within North America (Canada, United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Islands)
    •    Identifies relative (N, S, E, W) and absolute locations (longitude and latitude) of places in North America

    United States

    •    Describes the climate, physical features, natural resources and products of the five regions of the United States
    •    Identifies the states, capitals and major cities in each region
    •    Identifies major national landmarks

    Canada and Mexico

    Canada
    •    Locates the provinces, territories and major cities
    •    Describes the physical features, climate, economy and people of contemporary Canada

    Mexico
    •    Locates the major cities
    •    Describes the physical features, climate, economy and people of contemporary Mexico


    Students will be involved in:

    • teacher directed and group discussions
    • cooperative learning
    • hands-on activities
    • research using a variety of resources and technology
    • simulation and role playing
    • field trips
    Interactive Notebooks


    • Enables students to become creative, independent thinkers and writers
    • Provides record of student learning
    • Allows students to express their ideas and process learning
    • Provides structure and routine