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New York Studies Weekly

New York Fourth Grade Social Studies Standards Coverage


AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Week 1: Geographical Foundations; Regions of New York (map skills)

Students will use a counties map of New York to identify characteristics of the counties. Students will also define the seven natural regions of New York. They will study the physical features and characteristics of each.

Week 2: Algonquians

Students will study the Algonquian tribe as the American Indians who welcomed the Pilgrims. They will learn about the culture of the Algonquians, including their unique wigwams. Students will also study the Mahican and Mohegan tribes. They will study the interactions between members of these tribes and the European settlers. Students will learn about the cultures of these tribes, with a focus on the ancient tradition of wampum. Students will learn that members of both tribes still live in the Northeast today. 4.1a, 4.8a, 4.1e, 4.1d, 4.1c, 4.1b

Week 3: Iroquois Nations

Students will learn about the Iroquois tribe as the other main group of American Indians, with the Algonquian-speaking tribe as the first. They will study the culture of the Iroquois. They will learn about the type of housing they built and the game they played. Students will study the Iroquois Confederacy. They will learn that various tribes united and formed a government to make decisions as a whole. 4.1a, 4.1d, 4.1b

Week 4: American Indians and Their Contributions to New York

Students will study Handsome Lake as an influential member of the Iroquois. Students will learn about the role of the Iroquois Confederacy today. Students will define sovereign as they learn about the sovereignty of American Indian tribes today. They will study New York’s American Indian reservations. 4.1a, 4.10f, 4.1e, 4.1d, 4.1c

Week 5: Explorers of New York

Students will learn that the early European explorers were seeking the Northwest Passage. They will study important French and Dutch leaders, such as Champlain and Hudson. Students will learn about interactions between the settlers and American Indians. Students will learn that the two groups traded with each other and that the Algonquian tribe acted as a guide for the French explorers. 4.2b, 4.2a

Week 6: Arrival of the Dutch

Students will study New York’s first colony as a trading post. They will learn that Adrian Block and the Dutch explorers built cabins here with the aid of the American Indians. Students will learn that the Dutch West India Company brought the first large group of settlers who established colonies all over New York. Students will learn that the Dutch bought Manhattan Island from the American Indians. 4.3a, 4.2e, 4.2d, 4.2b, 4.2a

Week 7: Fur Traders

Students will learn that the fur trade created competition between European explorers. They will learn that the trade among the European settlers and American Indians helped form the state of New York to be what it is today. Students will also learn about the importance of the beaver in the fur trade. They will learn how the beaver influenced the culture of Europeans. 4.2e, 4.2b

OCTOBER-DECEMBER

Week 8: Slavery and the Slave Trade in New York

Students will learn how slavery began in New York. Students will learn how people were taken from Africa and forced onto ships. Students will learn that these people were abducted to help with farming and the fur trade. They will learn that the slave trade was the biggest industry of the time and that many countries were involved. 4.10i, 4.10d, 4.8a, 4.2c

Week 9: New Netherlands

Students will learn about the settlement of New Netherland. They will learn that governor Peter Stuyvesant made improvements by enforcing laws that allowed the settlement to thrive. Students will also learn that Stuyvesant was prejudice against religious groups such as Jews and Quakers. Students will also learn about a conflict between New Amsterdam and the American Indians known as the Peach War. 4.10d, 4.3b, 4.3a

Week 10: The English Take Over New York

Students will learn about the conflict between the English and Dutch that led to English rule over New Amsterdam. Students will study the Navigation Acts as tax laws that led to smuggling, privateering and piracy. Students will learn about some of the famous pirates who influenced New York. 4.10i, 4.3b, 4.3a

Week 11: French and Indian Wars

Students will study the French and Indian War as a conflict where the American Indians and Algonquian tribes fought against the British. They will also learn that some members of the Iroquois tribe aided the British. Students will learn that Robert Ranger’s fighting techniques were a key factor in British victory. Students will compare two maps of the U.S. to study the outcome of the French and Indian War. 4.1b

Week 12: Colonial Life

Students will study the culture of the Dutch settlers. They will learn what settlers’ homes were like and the types of food they ate. Students will also study the education, holidays, chores and jobs of the Dutch and English colonists. 4.3d, 4.3c, 4.3b

Week 13: Colonial Unrest

Students will study how the colonists came to resent English rule. They will study the events preceding the Revolutionary War. They will study the Battle of Golden Hill, the Boston Massacre and the Stamp Acts as conflicts between the patriots and the British. Students will also learn about the Boston Tea Party as way in which the patriots rebelled against Britain. 4.3i, 4.3h, 4.3f

Week 14: War Strategies

Students will study the series of British laws that further inflamed in the Patriots. They will study the creation of the Declaration of Independence. Students will also study the position of loyalists in America. They will learn that the loyalists wrote the Declaration of Dependence as an attempt to maintain British governance. 4.4g, 4.4f, 4.3i, 4.3f

JANUARY-FEBUARY

Week 15: New York Battles

Students will study New York’s important role in the War for Independence. Students will study important landmarks of the war, such as the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen, the American Turtle submarine launching and the execution of Nathan Hale. Students will also study the battle at Saratoga as the most important American victory. 4.4e, 4.4c, 4.4b, 4.4a

Week 16: Getting Organized after the War

Students will study American efforts to organize a government after the British’s surrender at Yorktown. They will study the Constitutional Convention and the difficulty in achieving concordance among the colonies. They will learn that the 13 colonies were in turmoil when the war ended and that the work of the Convention eventually united the colonies under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. 4.10i, 4.4h, 4.4g

Week 17: New York as a New State

Students will study New York after its statehood in 1788. They will learn that New York played an important role in the War of 1812. Students will study the Federalist Papers as a series of essays that supported the Constitution and new government. They will also study the Bill of Rights as the first 10 amendments to the Constitution and will learn some of the rights it provides to citizens. 4.8b, 4.10c, 4.5c, 4.5b, 4.5a

Week 18: Early Schools and Education

Students will study the education system of the new nation with an emphasis on education in New York. They will learn about the materials students used, such as the Bible and the ABC Boeken. Students will learn about the structure of one-room schoolhouses. They will also learn about the games children played during recess. 4.3e, 4.7c

Week 19: Slavery Abolished/African American Contributions

Students will review the history of slavery in America as they study how slavery was abolished. They will learn about Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass as major contributors to the abolishment of slavery. Students will also study Harriett Tubman’s bravery in helping other slaves escape via the Underground Railroad. 4.5e, 4.5d, 4.3j

Week 20: Women's Rights in NY/Contributions of Women

Students will study the history of women’s rights. They will learn about the convention at Seneca Falls as a turning point for women’s rights. Students will study women who played in important role in suffrage, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott and Susan B. Anthony. 4.10h, 4.5e, 4.5d, 4.3j

Week 21: Industrial Revolution

Students will consider the positive and negative effects of the Industrial Revolution. They will learn about the role of immigrants in the workforce of America’s growing industry. They will learn that child labor was rampant during this time and that children were forced to work long, difficult hours for very little pay. Students will also study various factories that were started during the Industrial Revolution. 4.7d, 4.7b, 4.7a, 4.6a

MARCH-MAY

Week 22: Transportation in New York

Students will learn that improvement in transportation during the Industrial Revolution changed life in America. They will learn that DeWitt Clinton initiated the Erie Canal. They will also learn that the canal was made possible due to Irish immigrants who helped complete it. Students will also learn about the necessity of horses in transportation during the early 1800s. 4.6d, 4.6a

Week 23: Immigration and Migration

Students will study the reasons for the influx of immigrants between 1820 and the Civil War. They will learn that Ellis Island played a pivotal role in immigration to the U.S. Students will also learn that a large portion of immigrants stayed in New York after they arrived, contributing to New York City’s multicultural population. 4.10g, 4.6c, 4.6b

Week 24: Inventors and Inventions

Students will learn about New York’s great inventors and their contributions to society. They will also learn about A.C. Gilbert’s invention of the Erector Set and Alice Binney’s invention of Crayola crayons. Students will consider ways they might go about inventing a toy. 4.7b, 4.6d

Week 25: New York State Government and Political Parties

Students will study the roles and responsibilities of local governments. They will also study New York’s government and will learn about its components. They will learn the characteristics of the three branches of government. Students will distinguish between a state capital and a capitol building. They will also study various departments, such as the Department of Public Safety, as important parts of local government. Students will also learn about the two main political parties of the U.S., identifying characteristics of each. 4.10e, 4.10b, 4.10a, 4.9a

Week 26: Protecting Our Environment

Students will learn about New York City as America’s business capital in that it is a leader in range of industries. They will learn about industries such manufacturing, farming and fishing. They will also learn that industrialization can worsen the quality of the environment. Students will study programs and agencies, such as Superfund and the EPA, that work toward cleaning up the environment. 4.6d

Week 27: Regions of New York (map skills)

Students will learn about the various regions of New York. They will learn about the features of each of these regions, including natural and manmade features. Students will also learn about the five boroughs of New York City, identifying the characteristics of each.

Week 28: End of Year Quizzes and Review Games

Students will use a series of puzzles and games to review the material covered throughout the year.

Common Core

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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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