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The Studies Weekly approach to teaching is like no other. Now you can teach your state’s required standards in a fun and friendly format your students will love. And our publications have been proven to raise test scores-something everyone in education will appreciate. Students will eagerly devour each weekly unit as they page through exciting lessons, aided by stunning illustrations and primary-source photos that help them learn. And, unlike a textbook, they can mark and highlight right on their very own pages!
Standards-based for your peace of mind, each issue of California Studies Weekly is filled with lessons, activities, and stories sure to bring California history to life for your fourth-graders. Approved as supplemental material through the legal and social compliance process.
Your subscription of 10 or more copies includes a teacher supplement for each weekly newspaper. Each teacher supplement contains discussion questions, answers to crossword puzzles and other activities, a weekly assessment tool, and more. All subscribers have access to our iPad compatible, digitally-interactive version. You can download and print teacher resources, analyze assessments and your students can earn virtual rewards for their online friend Revere The Rat!
California Studies Weekly Covers 94% of California 4th Grade Social Studies Standards.
California Fourth Grade Scope and Sequence
Week 1: Where in the World is California?
Week 2: California Regions
Week 3: California’s Water
Week 4: California’s Climate
Week 5: The First Californians
Week 6: Pacific Coast American Indians
Week 7: Desert & Valley American Indians
Week 8: Northeast Mountain American Indians
Week 9: Early Spanish Visitors
Week 10: Early Spanish Settlements
Week 11: Presidios & Pueblos
Week 12: Mission Life & Style
Week 13: Mexico Gains Independence
Week 14: Fur Trappers & Traders
Week 15: Bear Flag Revolt””California Republic
Week 16: Mexican-American War
Week 17: Gold Discovered
Week 18: Life in the Gold rush
Week 19: Compromise of 1850
Week 20: Statehood for California
Week 21: Stagecoach, Pony Express, Camels
Week 22: Telegraph
Week 23: Transcontinental Railroad
Week 24: Honoring Immigrants
Week 25: California Agriculture
Week 26: Dust Bowl, Depression and WWII
Week 27: California Industries
Week 28: California’s State Government
K-5 Required to Read 50% Informational Text - Meet or exceed the 50% Informational Text requirement in your state with Studies Weekly. Teach CCSS-aligned Social Studies and Science content during your literacy block!
Staircase of Complexity - Lexile levels gradually increase over the course of each grade level. We provide researched-based lesson plans with scaffolding/differentiated instruction so that all students succeed.
Text-Based Answers - Students are required to write about what they read, perform additional research, cite sources and consider other points of view. Assessment questions require students to recall, examine and analyze the text they have read.
Writing from Sources - Students will develop research and media skills using primary and secondary sources. We provide 2.0 digital tool suggestions for creating online products like videos, avatars, posters and slide shows.
Academic Vocabulary - With domain-specific vocabulary for each lesson, our lesson plans help you teach students how to determine the meaning of unknown words within a text (CCSS for ELA RI.4).
Computer-Based, Machine-Scored Assessment for Grades 3-5 - Online assessment is provided at eStudiesweekly.com. With instant analysis, including pie charts for every question, you.ll identify where re-teaching or additional test-taking strategies are needed.
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