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Florida Studies Weekly - State History

Florida Fourth Grade Social Studies Standards Coverage


AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Week 1: Welcome to Florida Studies

Students will examine Florida's state symbols and their origins. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.7, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 2: Three Branches of Government

Students will define a constitution and examine some examples from the U.S. Constitution. Students will learn about the bicameral congress, the three branches of government, and the system of checks and balances. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.C.1.1, SS.4.C.2.1, SS.4.C.2.2, SS.4.C.2.3, SS.4.C.3.1, SS.4.C.3.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 3: Government Functions

Students will compare the state government to the national government. They will also learn about government functions and jobs that make our way of life possible. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.C.2.1, SS.4.C.2.3, SS.4.C.3.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 4: Florida's Physical Features

Students will discuss Florida's geology, climate and sea levels. They will also define the six great regions of Florida. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.2.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.3, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 5: Flora & Fauna of Florida

Students will define flora and fauna and examine various related terms for describing plant and animal life. Students will learn about Florida's endangered species and other species native to the state. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.7, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.3, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.C.2.1, SS.4.C.2.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 6: Natives of Florida

Students will learn about the first humans and animals that lived in Florida. Students will examine the cultures of the various tribes that inhabited Florida. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.2.1, SS.4.A.3.8, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 7: Spanish Explorers

Students will study the explorers who discovered Florida, emphasizing Ponce de Leon. They will learn about other Spanish explorers who sought treasure in Florida. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.1, SS.4.A.3.2, SS.4.A.3.7, SS.4.A.6.1, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 8: Saint Augustine: French vs. Spanish

Students will study the sea battle between the French and Spanish over the land that is now Florida. Students will learn about conflicts and motives of the first Florida settlements, including battles and the search for religious freedom. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.1, SS.4.A.3.3, SS.4.A.3.5, SS.4.A.3.6, SS.4.A.3.7, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

OCTOBER-DECEMBER

Week 9: Spanish Missions

Students will learn about Spanish missionaries who came to Florida seeking to bring their religion to the natives. They will discuss the interactions between missionaries and natives. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.1, SS.4.A.3.2, SS.4.A.3.4, SS.4.A.3.6, SS.4.A.3.7, SS.4.A.4.2, SS.4.A.6.1, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 10: History of Castillo de San Marco

Students will learn about the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos. They will also learn about settlers who played important roles in the conflict between the French and Spanish. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.2, SS.4.A.3.3, SS.4.A.3.5, SS.4.A.3.6, SS.4.A.3.7, SS.4.A.4.2, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 11: English Florida

Students will study the invasion of the British, the French and Indian War, and the historic geography of Florida. Students will also learn about the hardships of early settlers in British Florida. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.2, SS.4.A.3.3, SS.4.A.3.6, SS.4.A.3.7, SS.4.A.4.2, SS.4.A.6.1, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 12: American Revolution and Florida

Students will identify the role of lorida on the British side in the American Revolution. They will learn about significant points of the war and the outcome that returned Florida to the British. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.2, SS.4.A.3.6, SS.4.A.3.7, SS.4.A.4.2, SS.4.A.6.1, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.E.1.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 13: Florida Pirates & The Spanish Return

Students will study the role of pirates in Florida's history. They will also discuss Spain's neglect, which led to Florida becoming a pirate-filled state. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.6, SS.4.A.3.7, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 14: Territorial Years

Students will study how Florida became a territory of the U.S. thanks to Andrew Jackson and Jean Lafitte's pirates. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.6, SS.4.A.3.7, SS.4.A.3.9, SS.4.A.4.2, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 15: The Seminole Wars

Students will be introduced to Florida's Seminole Indians and their conflicts with settlers. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.2, SS.4.A.4.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 16: Florida Statehood

Students will study how Florida became a state after hundreds of years of French, Spanish and British control. They will also study the controversial issue of slavery in the new state. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.4.2, SS.4.A.6.1, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.E.1.1, SS.4.C.1.1, SS.4.A.1.1

JANUARY-FEBUARY

Week 17: Civil War

Students will learn the definition of civil war. They will examine important battles that took place in Florida and learn about the Emancipation Proclamation. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.5.1, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.C.2.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 18: Reconstruction

Students will be introduced to the Reconstruction Period. They will also be introduced to groups like carpetbaggers and scalawags that are associated with Reconstruction. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.5.2, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.C.2.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 19: Spanish American War

Students will study the reasons for the Spanish-American War and learn why it is called The Splendid Little War. Students will learn about the cities and people that were significant to the war. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.A.6.4, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.E.1.1, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 20: Modern Transportation

Students will think about different types of transportation. They will study the history of transportation in Florida as well as inventors who are important in transportation history. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.4.1, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 21: Modern Communication

Students will discuss the importance of new technology, such as e-mail, in communication. They will also study some of the major inventors in the history of communication. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.4.1, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 22: WWI

Students will study World War I and the ensuing Great Depression. They will look at Florida's role in these events of history. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.A.7.1, SS.4.A.7.2, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.C.2.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 23: WWII

Students will study World War II and will learn how it brought many people to Florida. Students will learn about Eddie Rickenbacker and the effects of WWII at home. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.6.1, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.A.7.3, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.3, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.C.2.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 24: Florida's Population

Students will discuss factors that helped Florida's population rise. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.4.1, SS.4.A.6.1, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.A.7.1, SS.4.A.8.2, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.3, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.E.1.1, SS.4.E.1.2, SS.4.A.1.1

MARCH-MAY

Week 25: Florida Cities

Students will study Florida's major cities and their histories. Students will discuss reasons for big cities as they compare various cities of Florida. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.3.3, SS.4.A.6.1, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.E.1.2, SS.4.C.2.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 26: Contemporary Wars

Students will learn about conflicts that the U.S. is involved in to defend freedom. They will discuss conflicts around the world and how Americans feel about these conflicts. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.C.2.3, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 27: Contemporary Florida Men and Women

Students will learn about important men and women from Florida who have affected the world in positive ways. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.A.8.1, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.C.2.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 28: Floridian Multi-Cultural Society

Students will discuss the variety of cultures found in Florida and their influence. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.6.2, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.E.1.1, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 29: Florida Industries

Students will look at the industries that create jobs for Floridians. Students will also learn about Florida's natural resources. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.4.1, SS.4.A.6.1, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.E.1.2, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 30: Spaceport of Planet Earth

Students will look at Florida's space program and the importance of Cape Canaveral. Students will gain knowledge of specific programs that helped navigate space. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.4.1, SS.4.A.6.1, SS.4.A.8.3, SS.4.A.9.1, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 31: Florida's Tourist Industry

Students will study the importance of tourism as an industry in Florida. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.A.6.1, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.A.8.4, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.E.1.1, SS.4.A.1.1

Week 32: Florida Review

While reflecting on important people and places of Florida, students will design an itinerary for the tourists they have learned about. SS.4.A.1.2, SS.4.G.1.1, SS.4.G.1.2, SS.4.G.1.3, SS.4.G.1.4, SS.4.A.1.1

Common Core

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).

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