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Georgia Fourth Grade Social Studies
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Weekly Curriculum Map / Standards Correlation

Scope & Sequence/Standards Coverage


Week 1: World / U.S. Geography

Students will use a map to identify physical features of the U.S. They will discuss cartography and learn about Alexander von Humboldt.

Week 2: U.S. States and Regions

Students will learn about the natural regions of the United States. They will also discuss physical features such as mountains, plains and plateaus. SS4G1a

Week 3: American Indian Nations

Students will discuss ancient civilizations/historic tribes and compare cultural aspects by region. SS4H1a, SS4H1b, SS4G2a, SS4CG3b, SS4CG4a, SS4CG5

Week 4: How Did It All Begin?

Students will examine and understand the causes and effects of European colonization in the United States beginning in 1565. SS4H2a, SS4G2b

Week 5: Spanish and Portuguese Explorers

Students will discover the process of exploration by focusing on motives and accomplishments of early Spanish and Portuguese explorers. SS4H2a, SS4G2b

Week 6: English and French Explorers

Students will discover the process of exploration by focusing on motives and accomplishments of early French and English explorers. SS4H2a, SS4G2b

Week 7: Dividing the New World

Students will know some benefits of interaction among American Indians, explorers and colonists and will discuss the Columbian Exchange. SS4E1d, SS4H2b, SS4G1b, SS4E1a, SS4E1b, SS4E1c, SS4E1e, SS4E1f


Week 8: Early English Colonies

Students will study early English colonies— Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth. SS4H3a, SS4H3b, SS4H2b

Week 9: New England Colonies

Students will study colonies in New England— Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire. SS4H3b, SS4G2c, SS4E1c, SS4H2b, SS4H3a, SS4G1b

Week 10: Middle Colonies

Students will study the Middle Colonies—New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. SS4H3a, SS4H3b, SS4G2c, SS4E1c, SS4H2b, SS4G1b, SS4CG5

Week 11: Southern Colonies

Students will study the Southern Colonies— Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and the Carolinas. SS4H2b, SS4H3a, SS4H3b, SS4G2c, SS4E1c, SS4E1d, SS4E1e

Week 12: Slavery in the Colonies

Students will discuss Triangular Trade and slavery in the Colonies. SS4CG3b, SS4CG5, SS4H3a, SS4H3b, SS4CG4a, SS4E1e

Week 13: Mounting Tensions

Students will study events that led up to the American Revolution. SS4H2b, SS4H4a, SS4H4d

Week 14: Declaring Independence

Students will discuss some important events of 1775 and the writing/signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. SS4H4b, SS4H4c, SS4H4d, SS4CG1a, SS4CG4a


Week 15: The Revolutionary War

Students will study events of the American Revolution, focusing on George Washington as the commander of the Continental Army. SS4H4c, SS4H2b, SS4H4d, SS4G2d

Week 16: Growing Pains

Students will discuss some of the problems facing the new nation—a weak central government, Shays’ rebellion and the need for a national currency. SS4H6a, SS4H5a

Week 17: The Constitution

Students will define a constitution, understand the rights/responsibilities of a U.S. citizen and explain our system of checks and balances. SS4H5b, SS4H5d, SS4H5c, SS4CG1b, SS4CG1c, SS4CG2, SS4CG3a, SS4CG3b, SS4CG3c, SS4CG3d, SS4CG4a, SS4CG4b, SS4CG5

Week 18: Plans for the New Government

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and will compare Federalist and Anti-Federalist views of government. SS4CG4a, SS4H5b, SS4H5c, SS4H5d, SS4CG1c, SS4CG3a, SS4CG3b, SS4CG3d, SS4CG4b, SS4CG5

Week 19: Government of the People

Students will explain the structure and function of government. SS4H5c, SS4H5d, SS4CG1c, SS4CG3a, SS4CG3b, SS4CG3c, SS4CG3d, SS4CG3e, SS4CG4a, SS4CG4b, SS4CG5

Week 20: Louisiana Purchase

Students will study and describe the events leading up to, during and resulting from the Louisiana Purchase. SS4H6a, SS4H6c, SS4G2b, SS4G2e

Week 21: War of 1812

Students will explain the causes/ effects of the War of 1812 and the effects of westward expansion on American Indians. SS4H5e, SS4H6a, SS4H6c, SS4G1a


Week 22: Early Westward Expansion

Students will recognize influential people of westward expansion and be able to describe the contributions they made. SS4H6a, SS4H6c, SS4G1a, SS4G2b, SS4G2e

Week 23: Westward Ho!

Students will study the westward trails through secondary and primary sources, including journal entries of children who made the journey. SS4E1f, SS4H6a, SS4G1a, SS4G2e

Week 24: Industry vs. Agriculture

Students will examine life in the North and South in the first half of the 19th century. SS4CG4a, SS4E1c, SS4E1f

Week 25: Conflicts and Compromises

Students will discuss conflicts that eventually led to the Civil War, such as the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln. SS4CG4a, SS4CG5

Week 26: The Civil War

Students will discuss the secession of southern states and the beginning of the Civil War. They will study the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. SS4CG3c, SS4CG4a, SS4CG5

Week 27: The War Continues

Students will continue their study of the Civil War. They will discuss some battles of the war and the role of women as nurses, seamstresses and sometimes as soldiers and spies. SS4CG3c, SS4CG4a, SS4CG5

Week 28: Reconstruction

Students will examine Lincoln’s plan to reunite the North and South and read about his assassination in 1865. They will learn about the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. SS4CG3b, SS4CG4a, SS4CG4b

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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