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					                                                            Curriculum Guide
                                          SUBJECT: Social Studies GRADE LEVEL: Fourth Grade
                                                                2008-2009

Time Frame     SOL #   SOL Description                                         Instructional Resources                            Assessments
1st 6 weeks:   VS.1    The student will develop skills for historical and      •   Internet-search power-points for subject       •   Projects
                       geographical analysis including the ability to              using Google                                   •   Quizzes
                       a) identify and interpret artifacts and primary and     •   United Streaming                               •   Tests
                       secondary source documents to understand                •   Dear America Series                            •   Benchmark Test after each VS unit
                       events in history;                                      •   Jamestown field trip
                       b) determine cause and effect relationships;            •   Monticello field trip
                       c) compare and contrast historical events;              •   Mt. Vernon field trip
                       d) draw conclusions and make generalizations;           •   Appomattox field trip
                       e) make connections between past and present;
                                                                               •   Bulletin Board Visuals (available at teacher
                       f) sequence events in Virginia history;
                                                                                   stores)
                       g) interpret ideas and events from different
                                                                               •   Reproductions of artifacts such as
                       historical perspectives;
                                                                                   Constitution, Bill of Rights, Gettysburg
                       h) evaluate and discuss issues orally and in writing;
                                                                                   Address, Declaration of Independence
                       i) analyze and interpret maps to explain
                       relationships among landforms, water features,          •   School House Rock History
                       climatic characteristics, and historical events.        •   Library
                                                                               •   Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation
               VS.2    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the           •   Poetry – The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
                       geography and early inhabitants of Virginia by          •   SOL Pass
                       a) locating Virginia and its bordering states on        •   PRS
                       maps of the United States;                              •   Edhelper.com
                       b) locating and describing Virginia’s Coastal Plain     •   Textbook
                       (Tidewater), Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains,            •   Activity Book
                       Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau;              •   Website for Jamestown-
                       c) locating and identifying water features important        www.apva.org/history
                       to the early history of Virginia (Atlantic
                       Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, James River, York River,
                       Potomac River, and Rappahannock River);
                       d) locating three American Indian (First American)
                       language groups (the Algonquian, the Siouan, and
                       the Iroquoian) on a map of Virginia;
                       e) describing how American Indians (First
                       Americans) adapted to the climate and their
                       environment to secure food, clothing, and shelter.




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                                                            Curriculum Guide
                                          SUBJECT: Social Studies GRADE LEVEL: Fourth Grade
                                                                2008-2009

Time Frame     SOL #   SOL Description                                        Instructional Resources                            Assessments
2nd 6 weeks:   VS.3    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the first    •   Internet-search power-points for subject       •   Projects
                       permanent English settlement in America                    using Google                                   •   Quizzes
                       by                                                     •   United Streaming                               •   Tests
                       a) explaining the reasons for English colonization;    •   Dear America Series                            •   Benchmark Test after each VS unit
                       b) describing how geography influenced the             •   Jamestown field trip
                       decision to settle at Jamestown;                       •   Monticello field trip
                       c) identifying the importance of the charters of the   •   Mt. Vernon field trip
                       Virginia Company of London in establishing             •   Appomattox field trip
                       the Jamestown settlement;
                                                                              •   Bulletin Board Visuals (available at teacher
                       d) identifying the importance of the Virginia
                                                                                  stores)
                       Assembly (1619) as the first representative
                                                                              •   Reproductions of artifacts such as
                       legislative body in English America;
                                                                                  Constitution, Bill of Rights, Gettysburg
                       e) identifying the importance of the arrival of
                                                                                  Address, Declaration of Independence
                       Africans and women to the Jamestown settlement;
                       f) describing the hardships faced by settlers at       •   School House Rock History
                       Jamestown and the changes that took place to           •   Library
                       ensure survival;                                       •   Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation
                       g) describing the interactions between the English     •   Poetry – The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
                       settlers and the Powhatan people, including            •   SOL Pass
                       the contributions of the Powhatans to the survival     •   PRS
                       of the settlers.                                       •   Edhelper.com
                                                                              •   Textbook
               VS.4    The student will demonstrate knowledge of life in      •   Activity Book
                       the Virginia colony by                                 •   Website for Jamestown-
                       a) explaining the importance of agriculture and its        www.apva.org/history
                       influence on the institution of slavery;
                       b) describing how European (English, Scotch-Irish,
                       German) immigrants, Africans, and American
                       Indians (First Americans) influenced the cultural
                       landscape and changed the relationship between
                       the Virginia colony and England;
                       c) explaining how geography influenced the
                       relocation of Virginia’s capital from Jamestown
                       to Williamsburg to Richmond;
                       d) describing how money, barter, and credit were
                       used.




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                                                            Curriculum Guide
                                          SUBJECT: Social Studies GRADE LEVEL: Fourth Grade
                                                                2008-2009

Time Frame     SOL #   SOL Description                                         Instructional Resources                            Assessments
3rd 6 weeks:   VS.5    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role      •   Internet-search power-points for subject       •   Projects
                       of Virginia in the American Revolution by                   using Google                                   •   Quizzes
                       a) identifying the reasons why the colonies went to     •   United Streaming                               •   Tests
                       war with England as expressed in the                    •   Dear America Series                            •   Benchmark Test after each VS unit
                       Declaration of Independence;                            •   Jamestown field trip
                       b) identifying the various roles played by Virginians   •   Monticello field trip
                       in the Revolutionary War era, with emphasis             •   Mt. Vernon field trip
                       on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and             •   Appomattox field trip
                       Patrick Henry;
                                                                               •   Bulletin Board Visuals (available at teacher
                       c) identifying the importance of the American
                                                                                   stores)
                       victory at Yorktown.
                                                                               •   Reproductions of artifacts such as
                                                                                   Constitution, Bill of Rights, Gettysburg
                                                                                   Address, Declaration of Independence
                                                                               •   School House Rock History
                                                                               •   Library
                                                                               •   Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation
                                                                               •   Poetry – The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
                                                                               •   SOL Pass
                                                                               •   PRS
                                                                               •   Edhelper.com
                                                                               •   Textbook
                                                                               •   Activity Book
                                                                               •   Website for Jamestown-
                                                                                   www.apva.org/history




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                                                            Curriculum Guide
                                          SUBJECT: Social Studies GRADE LEVEL: Fourth Grade
                                                                2008-2009

Time Frame     SOL #   SOL Description                                       Instructional Resources                            Assessments
4th 6 weeks:   VS.6    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role    •   Internet-search power-points for subject       •   Projects
                       of Virginia in the establishment of the new               using Google                                   •   Quizzes
                       American nation by                                    •   United Streaming                               •   Tests
                       a) explaining why George Washington is called the     •   Dear America Series                            •   Benchmark Test after each VS unit
                       “Father of our Country” and James Madison             •   Jamestown field trip
                       is called the “Father of the Constitution”;           •   Monticello field trip
                       b) identifying the ideas of George Mason and          •   Mt. Vernon field trip
                       Thomas Jefferson as expressed in the Virginia         •   Appomattox field trip
                       Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Statute for
                                                                             •   Bulletin Board Visuals (available at teacher
                       Religious Freedom;
                                                                                 stores)
                       c) explaining the influence of geography on the
                                                                             •   Reproductions of artifacts such as
                       migration of Virginians into western territories.
                                                                                 Constitution, Bill of Rights, Gettysburg
                                                                                 Address, Declaration of Independence
               VS.7    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the
                       issues that divided our nation and led to the         •   School House Rock History
                       Civil War by                                          •   Library
                       a) identifying the events and differences between     •   Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation
                       northern and southern states that divided             •   Poetry – The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
                       Virginians and led to secession, war, and the         •   SOL Pass
                       creation of West Virginia;                            •   PRS
                       b) describing Virginia’s role in the war, including   •   Edhelper.com
                       identifying major battles that took place in          •   Textbook
                       Virginia.                                             •   Activity Book
                                                                             •   Website for Jamestown-
                                                                                 www.apva.org/history




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                                                             Curriculum Guide
                                           SUBJECT: Social Studies GRADE LEVEL: Fourth Grade
                                                                 2008-2009

Time Frame     SOL #   SOL Description                                           Instructional Resources                            Assessments
5th 6 weeks:   VS.7    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the             •   Internet-search power-points for subject       •   Projects
                       issues that divided our nation and led to the                 using Google                                   •   Quizzes
                       Civil War by                                              •   United Streaming                               •   Tests
                       a) identifying the events and differences between         •   Dear America Series                            •   Benchmark Test after each VS unit
                       northern and southern states that divided                 •   Jamestown field trip
                       Virginians and led to secession, war, and the             •   Monticello field trip
                       creation of West Virginia;                                •   Mt. Vernon field trip
                       b) describing Virginia’s role in the war, including       •   Appomattox field trip
                       identifying major battles that took place in
                                                                                 •   Bulletin Board Visuals (available at teacher
                       Virginia.
                                                                                     stores)
                                                                                 •   Reproductions of artifacts such as
               VS.8    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the
                                                                                     Constitution, Bill of Rights, Gettysburg
                       reconstruction of Virginia following the Civil
                                                                                     Address, Declaration of Independence
                       War by
                       a) identifying the effects of Reconstruction on life in   •   School House Rock History
                       Virginia;                                                 •   Library
                       b) identifying the effects of segregation and “Jim        •   Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation
                       Crow” on life in Virginia;                                •   Poetry – The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
                       c) describing the importance of railroads, new            •   SOL Pass
                       industries, and the growth of cities to Virginia’s        •   PRS
                       economic development.                                     •   Edhelper.com
                                                                                 •   Textbook
               VS.9    The student will demonstrate knowledge of                 •   Activity Book
                       twentieth century Virginia by                             •   Website for Jamestown-
                       a) describing the economic and social transition              www.apva.org/history
                       from a rural, agricultural society to a more
                       urban, industrialized society, including the reasons
                       people came to Virginia from other states
                       and countries;
                       b) identifying the social and political events in
                       Virginia linked to desegregation and Massive
                       Resistance and their relationship to national
                       history;
                       c) identifying the political, social, and/or economic
                       contributions made by Maggie L. Walker,
                       Harry F. Byrd, Sr., Arthur R. Ashe, Jr., and L.
                       Douglas Wilder.



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                                                            Curriculum Guide
                                          SUBJECT: Social Studies GRADE LEVEL: Fourth Grade
                                                                2008-2009

Time Frame     SOL #   SOL Description                                         Instructional Resources                            Assessments
6th 6 weeks:   VS.9    The student will demonstrate knowledge of               •   Internet-search power-points for subject       •   Projects
                       twentieth century Virginia by                               using Google                                   •   Quizzes
                       a) describing the economic and social transition        •   United Streaming                               •   Tests
                       from a rural, agricultural society to a more            •   Dear America Series                            •   Benchmark Test after each VS unit
                       urban, industrialized society, including the reasons    •   Jamestown field trip
                       people came to Virginia from other states               •   Monticello field trip
                       and countries;                                          •   Mt. Vernon field trip
                       b) identifying the social and political events in       •   Appomattox field trip
                       Virginia linked to desegregation and Massive
                                                                               •   Bulletin Board Visuals (available at teacher
                       Resistance and their relationship to national
                                                                                   stores)
                       history;
                                                                               •   Reproductions of artifacts such as
                       c) identifying the political, social, and/or economic
                                                                                   Constitution, Bill of Rights, Gettysburg
                       contributions made by Maggie L. Walker,
                                                                                   Address, Declaration of Independence
                       Harry F. Byrd, Sr., Arthur R. Ashe, Jr., and L.
                       Douglas Wilder.                                         •   School House Rock History
                                                                               •   Library
               VS.10   The student will demonstrate knowledge of               •   Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation
                       government, geography, and economics by                 •   Poetry – The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
                       a) identifying the three branches of Virginia           •   SOL Pass
                       government and the function of each;                    •   PRS
                       b) describing the major products and industries of      •   Edhelper.com
                       Virginia’s five geographic regions;                     •   Textbook
                       c) explaining how advances in transportation,           •   Activity Book
                       communications, and technology have contributed         •   Website for Jamestown-
                       to Virginia’s prosperity and role in the global             www.apva.org/history
                       economy.




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