4th Grade Social Studies
The purpose of the fourth grade social studies curriculum is to study the state of Michigan and the Great Lakes region as it relates to other United States regions and the world. Students will learn information and skills that will help them to become active, productive and responsible citizens in a state, national, and world setting. Our students will study and learn information relation to Michiganís history, geography, civics and economics. Using these standards the students will examine environmental issues, economic, influencers, cultural diversity, and related Michigan issues and /current events.
To teach this we use the Hillsdale book titled "Our Michigan Adventure". We also use the Nystrom Atlas program and Michigan Wipe Off maps.
This section covers the structure of our government at the local, state and federal level.
In this section we take a look at Michiganís Natural Resources, its various regions, and work on map skills.
In this section we talk a look at the Native Americans, explorers, traders, and priests who shaped Michiganís past.
Treaties, Statehood, Erie Canal, Lumbering, Mining, Shipping
"Thank God for Michigan" A. Lincoln
Includes General Information