Fourth Grade Social Studies Click here to go to Teacher Page Click here to go to Activity Sandra White, Jana School Teacher Page Fourth Grade Social Studies Content Standards Addressed: The student will understand the principles and processes of governance systems. Back Teaching Tips: The students should have been introduced to the concept of democracy prior to the lesson. The students should record their responses in their journals prior to class discussion. Forward Bobbie and her team members can’t decide which dance tape to purchase with the prize money they won. How could they solve their problem in a democratic way? _________________________________________ _________________________________________ Back ___________________________ Click to see a sample response A sample response is…. Bobbie and her team members could vote on a dance tape. Whichever tape gets the most votes is the one they will buy. Back Forward Your parents are concerned about the increased traffic on your street. They would like to have a streetlight installed to replace the stop sign so that the area is safer. What could they do to solve their problem? __________________________________ __________________________________ Your parents could….. •Get the neighbors to sign a petition •Go to the city council meeting to make a request. •Contact the mayor’s office •Discuss any other answers you get.