4th Grade NGSSS-SS Pacing Guide 4th Nine Weeks

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					                                                                    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                      District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                                 Course Code: 5021060



COURSE DESCRIPTION:
General Notes: Fourth Grade: Florida Studies – The fourth grade social studies curriculum consists of the following content area strands: American History, Geography,
Economics and Civics. Fourth grade students will learn about Florida history focusing on exploration and colonization, growth, and the 20th Century and beyond. Students will study
the important people, places, and events that helped shape Florida history.

The following pacing guide replaces the Competency-Based Curriculum for Social Studies as the required curriculum for grades K-12 in Miami-Dade County Public
Schools.

Please note the following important general information regarding the Pacing Guides:

   The Pacing Guides outline the required curriculum for social studies, grades K-12, in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
   Social Studies Pacing Guides have been developed for all elementary grade levels (K-5) and for each of the required social studies courses at the middle and senior high school
    levels.
   The Social Studies Pacing Guides are to be utilized by all teachers, grades K-12, when planning for social studies instruction.
   The Pacing Guides outline the required sequence in which the grade level or course objectives are to be taught.
   The Pacing Guides outline the pacing in which instruction should occur. Specifically, the Pacing Guides are divided into 9 week segments and provide an estimate of the
    number of traditional or block days needed to complete instruction on a given topic. Teachers should make every effort to stay on pace and to complete the topics in a given
    nine weeks. Slight variations in pacing may occur due to professional decisions made by the teacher or because of changes in school schedules.

Each Social Studies Pacing Guide is divided into the following headings/categories to assist teachers in developing lesson plans:

   Grade Level or Course Title - The grade level and course title are listed in the heading of each page.
   Course Code - The Florida Department of Education Course Code is listed for the course.
   Topic - The general topic for instruction is listed; e.g., Westward Expansion.
   Pacing - An estimated number of traditional or block instructional days needed to complete instruction on the topic is provided.
   Strands and Standards – Strands and Standards from the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) are provided for each topic.
   Nine Week Grading Period - Grading periods (1-4) are identified.
   Essential Content – This critically important column provides a detailed list of content/topics and sub topics to be addressed during instruction.
   NGSSS-SS Benchmarks – This critically important column lists the required instructional Benchmarks that are related to the particular topic. The Benchmarks are divided into
    Content Benchmarks and Skill Benchmarks. These benchmarks should be identified in the teacher’s lesson plans.
   Instructional Tools - This column provides suggested resources and activities to assist the teacher in developing engaging lessons and pedagogically sound instructional
    practices. The Instructional Tools column is divided into the following subparts: Core Text Book, Key Vocabulary, Technology (Internet resources related to a particular topic),
    Suggested Activities, Assessment, English Language Learner (ELL) Instructional Strategies, Related Programs (National, State, and/or District programs as they relate to a
    particular topic), and SPED (A link to the NGSSS-SS Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities).




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                                                                   MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                     District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                                   Course Code: 5021060



Elementary Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, and Science Related Benchmarks Supported through this Social Studies Course:

LA.4.1.6.1      The student will use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly.
LA.4.1.6.3      The student will use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words.
LA.4.1.7.1      The student will identify the purpose of text features (e.g., format, graphics, sequence, diagrams, illustrations, charts, maps);
LA.4.1.7.3      The student will determine explicit ideas and information in grade-level text, including but not limited to main idea, relevant supporting details, implied message.
                inferences, chronological order of events, summarizing, and paraphrasing.
LA.4.1.7.4      The student will identify cause-and-effect relationships in text.
LA.4.1.7.5      The student will identify the text structure an author uses (e.g., comparison/contrast, cause/effect, sequence of events) and explain how it impacts meaning in text.
LA.4.2.2.1      The student will locate, explain, and use information from text features (e.g., table of contents, glossary, headings, charts, graphs, diagrams, illustrations.
LA.4.2.2.2      The student will use information from the text to answer questions related to explicitly stated main ideas or relevant details.
LA.4.4.2.2      The student will record information (e.g., observations, notes, lists, charts, map labels, legends) related to a topic, including visual aids as appropriate.
LA.4.4.2.3      The student will write informational/expository essays that contain introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs.
LA.4.4.2.5      The student will write simple directions to familiar locations using cardinal directions, landmarks, and distances, and create an accompanying map.
LA.4.4.3.1      The student will write persuasive text (e.g., essay, written communication) that establish and develop a controlling idea, supporting arguments for the validity of the
                proposed idea with detailed evidence.
LA.4.5.2.1      The student will listen to information presented orally and show an understanding of key points.
LA.4.6.2.2      The student will apply evaluative criteria (e.g., readability, currency, accuracy) for selecting and using a variety of appropriate resources, gather and record
                information, noting the difference between opinions and fact.
LA.4.6.2.3      The student will communicate information in a report that includes main idea(s) and relevant details, with visual supports.
LA.4.6.2.4      The student will record basic bibliographic data and present quotes using ethical practices (e.g., avoids plagiarism).
LA.4.6.3.1      The student will examine how ideas are presented in a variety of print and nonprint media and recognize differences between logical reasoning and propaganda.
LA.4.6.4.1      The student will use appropriate available technologies to enhance communication and achieve a purpose (e.g., video, presentations).
LA.4.6.4.2      The student will determine and use appropriate digital tools (e.g., word processing, multimedia authoring, web tools, graphic organizers) for publishing and
                presenting a topic.
MA.4.G.3.3      Select and use appropriate units, both customary and metric, strategies, and measuring tools to estimate and solve real-world area problems.
MA.4.G.5.3      Identify and build a three-dimensional object from a two-dimensional representation of that object and vice versa.
SC.4.E.5.1      Observe that the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same although they appear to shift across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons.
SC.4.E.5.3      Recognize that the Earth revolves around the Sun in a year and rotates on its axis in a 24-hour day.
SC.4.E.5.5      Investigate and report the effects of space research and exploration on the economy and culture of Florida.
SC.4.E.6.3      Recognize that humans need resources found on Earth and that these are either renewable or nonrenewable.
SC.4.E.6.4      Describe the basic differences between physical weathering (breaking down of rock by wind, water, ice, temperature change, and plants) and erosion (movement of
                rock by gravity, wind, water, and ice).
SC.4.E.6.6      Identify resources available in Florida (water, phosphate, oil, limestone, silicon, wind, and solar energy).
SC.4.L.17.4     Recognize ways plants and animals, including humans, can impact the environment.




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                                                                  MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                    District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                             Course Code: 5021060



Topic 12: Florida Civil Rights Movement                                                                                                             Pacing: Traditional: 15 Days

STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):
American History:
                                                                                                      st
           (Standard 1: Historical Inquiry and Analysis; Standard 8: Contemporary Florida into the 21 Century)
                                                                                    Fourth Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                                 NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                           Instructional Tools
  Florida’s role in the Civil Rights  Content Benchmarks:                                            Core Text Book: TBA
   movement (e.g. bus boycotts         SS.4.A.6.3 Describe the contributions of significant
                                                                                                      Vocabulary:
   and integration into government) individuals to Florida. (e.g. Martin Luther King, Asa Philip
                                       Randolph, T. Thomas Fortune, Dr. M. L. King, Joe L.            discrimination, civil rights, integration, desegregation, non-violent protest
  Key events in the Civil Rights      Kershaw, Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr., Judge Leander
   movement in Florida and the                                                                        Technology:
                                       Shaw, Rev. Charles Kenzi Steele, Governor Collins)
   United States                                                                                      Photographs of the Civil Rights movement in Florida
                                       SS.4.A.8.1 Identify Florida's role in the Civil Rights         http://www.floridamemory.com/onlineclassroom/photoalbum/civil_rights.cfm
  How integration was achieved                                                                       Civil Rights Movement in Florida
                                       Movement.
  Importance of the Civil Rights                                                                     http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/cvl_rts/cvl_rts1.htm
   Act of 1964                         Skill Benchmarks:                                              The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Experience in Miami, Florida
                                                                                                      http://scholar.library.miami.edu/miamiCivilRights/
                                       SS.4.A.1.1 Analyze primary and secondary resources to          Reproducible readings, questions, and activity sheets for an upper elementary
                                       identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida study of Florida History (Civil Rights Movement).
                                       history.                                                       http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/lessons.htm
                                                                                                      Civil Rights Act of 1964
                                       SS.4.A.1.2 Synthesize information related to Florida history   http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/civil-rights-act/
                                       through print and electronic media.                            Graphic organizer for chain of events
                                                                                                      http://www.edhelperclipart.com/clipart/teachers/org-cogs3.pdf
                                                                                                      Tallahassee Bus Boycott
                                                                                                      http://www.floridamemory.com/floridahighlights/Steele/
                                                                                                      http://books.google.com/books?id=-
                                                                                                      S8rXhDMhzUC&pg=PA23&lpg=PA23&dq=events+of+the+tallahassee+bus+boy
                                                                                                      cott+of+1956&source=bl&ots=V4cHkcM60j&sig=BhDMl9Bj8sGHDWk7znAnJ6tQ
                                                                                                      Jqw&hl=en&ei=FnUfTLi9NYH78Ab6orC3DA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&r
                                                                                                      esnum=3&ved=0CAsQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=events%20of%20the%20talla
                                                                                                      hassee%20bus%20boycott%20of%201956&f=false
                                                                                                      Black archives research center
                                                                                                      http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?BlackArchives
                                                                                                      Social studies resources for teachers
                                                                                                      http://www.flbsi.org/pdf/Social%20Studies.pdf

                                                                                                    Suggested Activities:
                                                                                                    Have students use the chain of events graphic organizer to show the sequence
                                                                                                    of events leading up to the Civil Rights movement in Florida.
                                                                                                    http://www.edhelperclipart.com/clipart/teachers/org-cogs3.pdf


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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                       Course Code: 5021060



                                                                     Fourth Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                     Instructional Tools
                                                                                           Have students develop a main idea and supporting details table to organize
                                                                                           information about the activities of Floridians and the civil rights efforts.
                                                                                           Have students use the photographs from the Civil Rights movement if Florida to
                                                                                           create a storyboard describing what might have happened before and after the
                                                                                           photograph was taken.
                                                                                           Have students role play the events in small groups about an event in the history
                                                                                           of Florida’s Civil Rights movement.
                                                                                           Have students develop a cartoon of an event that occurred during the Florida
                                                                                           Civil Rights movement (e.g. bus boycott, sit-ins, protests)
                                                                                           Have students develop a cover page for a magazine (e.g. Time, Newsweek)
                                                                                           which includes a title, portrait and description of an important leader during the
                                                                                           Civil Rights movement.
                                                                                           Have students plot on a map of Florida the Florida Black Heritage Trail
                                                                                           Have students develop a vocabulary map depicting each word using visuals and
                                                                                           written explanations of each word.
                                                                                           Have students make a graphic organizer with the detailing integration in Florida.
                                                                                           Have students complete a KWL on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Allow students
                                                                                           to research the Act of 1964, identify new information, and then write a
                                                                                           paragraph on Florida and the Civil Rights movement.
                                                                                           Have students discuss and debate the pros and cons of desegregation.
                                                                                           Have students develop a flowchart identifying various points of view concerning
                                                                                           desegregation. Include: Who said it, their point of view, why they said it, and the
                                                                                           origin of the viewpoint during the Civil Rights Movement.
                                                                                           Have students write a journal entry explaining how non-violent protest against
                                                                                           unfair rules/laws can be a form of civic and personal responsibility.
                                                                                           Have students identify ways to volunteer and discuss how volunteering assisted
                                                                                           Floridians in attaining their civil rights.

                                                                                           Assessment:
                                                                                           Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
                                                                                           projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
                                                                                           thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
                                                                                           accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.


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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                      Course Code: 5021060



                                                                     Fourth Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                     Instructional Tools
                                                                                           ELL:
                                                                                           Use visual depictions of historical events in order to increase ELL students’
                                                                                           mastery of related content.

                                                                                           Related Programs:
                                                                                           See the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           www.socialsciences.dadeschools.net for related activities.

                                                                                           State and District Instructional Requirements:
                                                                                           Teachers should be aware that State and District policy requires that all teachers
                                                                                           K-12 provide instruction to students in the following content areas: African-
                                                                                           American History, Character Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United
                                                                                           States, Holocaust Education, and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed
                                                                                           lesson plans can be downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life
                                                                                           Skills website, http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings
                                                                                           “Character Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that
                                                                                           instruction regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place
                                                                                           throughout the entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the
                                                                                           particular month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or
                                                                                           recognized.
                                                                                           SPED:
                                                                                           Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                                                                           Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                                                                           Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular
                                                                                           grade level.




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                                                                    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                      District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                                 Course Code: 5021060



Topic 13: Growth in Contemporary Florida                                                                                                                Pacing: Traditional: 10 Days
STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):
American History:
                                                                                                      st
           (Standard 1: Historical Inquiry and Analysis; Standard 8: Contemporary Florida into the 21 Century); Economics (Standard 1: Beginning Economics)
                                                                                    Fourth Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                                 NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                           Instructional Tools
  Ways Florida has Changed            Content Benchmarks:                                            Core Text Book: TBA
        o Immigration                  SS.4.A.8.2 Describe how and why immigration impacts
                                                                                                      Vocabulary/identification:
                                       Florida today.
        o Space program                                                                               refugee, satellite, space, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, crew, astronaut,
                                       SS.4.A.8.3 Describe the effect of the United States space      spacesuit, space shuttle, mission, orbiter, vehicles, Sun belt, ethnic group
        o Tourism
                                       program on Florida's economy and growth.
  Impacts of Immigration on                                                                          Technology:
   Modern-Day Florida (e.g.            SS.4.A.8.4 Explain how tourism affects Florida's economy       Impact of Florida Immigration
   Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan,         and growth.                                                    http://www.cis.org/articles/1995/florida.html
   Jewish)                                                                                            Kennedy Space Center History
                                       SS.4.A.8.1 Identify Florida's role in the Civil Rights         http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/index.html
  Development of the Space                                                                           http://history.nasa.gov/kids.html
                                       Movement.
   Shuttle Program                                                                                    Tourism in Florida
                                                                                                      http://www.adclassix.com/ads2/60floridatourism.htm
  Importance of Tourism to            SS.4.A.6.3 Describe the contributions of significant
                                                                                                      http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/tourism/tourism1.pdf
   Florida’s Economy                   individuals to Florida (Bob Martinez, Mel Martinez, Jorge
                                       Mas Canosa, Gloria Estefan, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Guion         Reproducible readings, questions, and activity sheets for an upper elementary
   (entertainment)
                                       Bluford, Walt Disney, John B. Young, Walter P. Loebenberg, study of Florida History (Space Program).
  Influence of Entrepreneurs          Sidney Poitier, John and Mable Ringling, Ernest                http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/lessons.htm
   Affecting Florida at State and      Hemingway, Tennessee Williams)                                 Social studies resources for teachers
   Local Levels                                                                                       http://www.flbsi.org/pdf/Social%20Studies.pdf
                                       SS.4.E.1.1 Identify entrepreneurs from various social and      Florida Chamber of Commerce List
  Florida in the International                                                                       http://www.2chambers.com/florida2.htm
   Marketplace (e.g. Conditions,       ethnic backgrounds who have influenced Florida and local
   Contributions Attracting            economy.
                                                                                                      Suggested Activities:
   Business, Import and Exports,                                                                      Have students develop questions and interview a person who imigrated from
   Services and Goods)                 SS.4.E.1.2 Explain Florida's role in the national and
                                       international economy and conditions that attract businesses another country and have them share/write a biography of the person
                                       to the state.                                                  interviewed.

                                       Skill Benchmarks:                                                Have students research an immigrant group that has impacted Florida. Identify
                                       SS.4.A.1.1 Analyze primary and secondary resources to            the impact the group has had on Florida and create a bulletin board display
                                       identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida   featuring the research found.
                                       history.
                                                                                                        Have students research ethnic groups in Florida and create a pictograph.
                                       SS.4.A.1.2 Synthesize information related to Florida history
                                       through print and electronic media.                              Have students research and then report the impact of Kennedy Space Center
                                                                                                        and the development of the shuttle program in Florida.
                                                                                                        Have students design a button promoting the Space Shuttle program in Florida.


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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                      Course Code: 5021060



                                                                     Fourth Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                    Instructional Tools
                                                                                           Have students create a story line illustration of events that have changed Florida
                                                                                           (immigration, space program, tourism). Have students describe the significance
                                                                                           of these events on Florida.

                                                                                           Have students research Florida tourism ads from the 1960’s and develop a new
                                                                                           add with a slogan to promote tourism in Florida.

                                                                                           Have students develop a visitor’s guide for Florida with information and pictures
                                                                                           showcasing each destination.

                                                                                           Have students research and write a “Why I visit Florida” expository essay. Have
                                                                                           students provide details to support their essays.

                                                                                           Have students develop a table that describes in detail Florida’s tourist
                                                                                           attractions. Have students discuss location and the impact tourism has on
                                                                                           Florida’s economy.

                                                                                           Have students research and report on Florida’s position as a gateway to the
                                                                                           Caribbean, Central and South America.

                                                                                           Have students trace trade routes between South Florida, the Caribbean and
                                                                                           Latin America. Have students label the commodities being traded along these
                                                                                           routes.

                                                                                           Have students write an essay explaining why South Florida, especially Miami
                                                                                           has been designated as the “Gateway” to the Caribbean, Central and South
                                                                                           America.

                                                                                           Have students choose a person that has impacted Florida’s development and
                                                                                           create a poster showing the contribution to the state. Include a picture,
                                                                                           biography and the impact their contribution had/has on Florida’s economy.

                                                                                           Have students complete an inference chart considering what would happen to
                                                                                           Florida’s economy, constantly experience very cold winters.

                                                                                           Have students research and examine how Miami’s role as an international
                                                                                           trading center has grown and developed. List the factors that have contributed
                                                                                           to this growth.

                                                                                           Have students create a two column notes graphic organizer listing the imports
                                                                                           and exports of the state.


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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                      Course Code: 5021060



                                                                     Fourth Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                     Instructional Tools
                                                                                           Assessment:
                                                                                           Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
                                                                                           projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
                                                                                           thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
                                                                                           accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.

                                                                                           ELL:
                                                                                           Use visual depictions of historical events in order to increase ELL students’
                                                                                           mastery of related content.

                                                                                           Related Programs:
                                                                                           See the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           www.socialsciences.dadeschools.net for related activities.

                                                                                           State and District Instructional Requirements:
                                                                                           Teachers should be aware that State and District policy requires that all teachers
                                                                                           K-12 provide instruction to students in the following content areas: African-
                                                                                           American History, Character Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United
                                                                                           States, Holocaust Education, and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed
                                                                                           lesson plans can be downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life
                                                                                           Skills website, http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings
                                                                                           “Character Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that
                                                                                           instruction regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place
                                                                                           throughout the entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the
                                                                                           particular month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or
                                                                                           recognized.

                                                                                           SPED:
                                                                                           Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                                                                           Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                                                                           Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular
                                                                                           grade level.




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                                                                      MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                        District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                                       Course Code: 5021060



Topic 14: Florida’s Government                                                                                                                                Pacing: Traditional: 15 Days

STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):
American History :            (Standard 1: Historical Inquiry and Analysis)
Civics and Government: (Standard 1: Foundations of Government, Law and the American Political System; Standard 3: Structure and Functions of Government)
                                                                                      Fourth Nine Weeks
         Essential Content                                  NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                            Instructional Tools
   Florida’s constitution protects      Content Benchmarks:
                                                                                                          Core Text Book: TBA
    the rights of Florida’s citizens
                                         SS.4.C.1.1 Describe how Florida's constitution protects the
   Parts and functions of state         rights of citizens and provides for the structure, function, and Vocabulary/identification:
    government                           purposes of state government.                                     local government, state government, cabinet, secretary, alien, naturalized
         o Executive
                                                                                                          citizen, register, democracy, voting, veto, legislative branch, judicial branch,
         o Legislative                   SS.4.C.3.1 Identify the three branches (Legislative, Judicial,   executive branch, governor, state representative, senator, mayor, constitution,
                                         Executive) of government in Florida and the powers of each. bill, petition, legislator, congress, county seat, board of county commissioner,
         o Judicial                                                                                       municipal, city manager, special district, amendment, budget, jury trial, initiative,
                                         SS.4.C.3.2 Distinguish between state (governor, state            petition
                                         representative, or senator) and local government (mayor,
                                         city commissioner).                                              Technology:
                                                                                                          Florida government for kids
                                         SS.4.A.6.3 Describe the contributions of significant             http://www.leg.state.fl.us/kids/
                                         individuals to Florida ( Claude Pepper, Reubin Askew,            http://www.myflorida.com/taxonomy/government/welcome%20to%20florida%20g
                                         Dante Fascell, Bob Martinez, Mel Martinez, Ileana Ros-           overnment/
                                         Lehtinen, Bob Graham, Lawton Chiles, Janet Reno)                 Branches of government
                                                                                                          http://www.flsenate.gov/senatekids/branches.cfm
                                         Skill Benchmarks:                                                The Capitol
                                         SS.4.A.1.1 Analyze primary and secondary resources to            http://www.flheritage.com/KIDS/capitol.cfm
                                         identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida   Florida Facts
                                         history.                                                         http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/kids/
                                                                                                          Government for kids
                                         SS.4.A.1.2 Synthesize information related to Florida history     http://www.govspot.com/features/kids.htm
                                         through print and electronic media                               State’s central portal
                                                                                                          http://www.myflorida.com/

                                                                                                           Suggested Activities:
                                                                                                           Have students create a vocabulary chart with terms, definitions and examples of
                                                                                                           each word.

                                                                                                           Have students use a map of Florida’s counties, have students identify the duties
                                                                                                           of county government, the three forms of municipal government in Florida, and
                                                                                                           the responsibilities of special districts.
                                                                                                           Have students compare and contrast Miami-Dade county with another county
                                                                                                           that has a different form of government.

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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                        Course Code: 5021060



                                                                     Fourth Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                     Instructional Tools
                                                                                           Have students list, identify, and describe the different types of services that a
                                                                                           county government provides (e.g. parks, libraries, legal documents, public
                                                                                           services).

                                                                                           Have students read and interpret items found in the Declaration of Rights of the
                                                                                           Florida Constitution and develop a Florida Handbook of Rights.

                                                                                           Have students complete a graphic organizer on the structure of state
                                                                                           government (Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branch).

                                                                                           Have the students create a chart to record the primary responsibilities of each
                                                                                           branch of the state government.

                                                                                           Have students role play scenarios from each branch of government. Include
                                                                                           problems, rights, and solutions.

                                                                                           Have students create a flow chart that describes how a state bill becomes a
                                                                                           Florida state law.

                                                                                           Have students research a political figure and the role they played in the history of
                                                                                           Florida. Then, create a bumper sticker to be used as a political artifact.
                                                                                           Have students complete a chart to compare and contrast the structures of the
                                                                                           state and local governments.

                                                                                           Have students develop a short speech they would give as a candidate for a
                                                                                           Florida political office. Have them describe qualities that would make them an
                                                                                           effective candidate for office. Include problems affecting the state and solutions
                                                                                           they would implement if elected.

                                                                                           Have students make a photo montage highlighting political figures of Florida.

                                                                                           Assessment:
                                                                                           Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
                                                                                           projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
                                                                                           thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
                                                                                           accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.

                                                                                           ELL:
                                                                                           Use visual depictions of historical events in order to increase ELL students’
                                                                                           mastery of related content.



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                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                      Course Code: 5021060



                                                                     Fourth Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                    Instructional Tools
                                                                                           Related Programs:
                                                                                           See the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           www.socialsciences.dadeschools.net for related activities.

                                                                                           State and District Instructional Requirements:
                                                                                           Teachers should be aware that State and District policy requires that all teachers
                                                                                           K-12 provide instruction to students in the following content areas: African-
                                                                                           American History, Character Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United
                                                                                           States, Holocaust Education, and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed
                                                                                           lesson plans can be downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life
                                                                                           Skills website, http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings
                                                                                           “Character Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that
                                                                                           instruction regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place
                                                                                           throughout the entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the
                                                                                           particular month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or
                                                                                           recognized.

                                                                                           SPED:
                                                                                           Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                                                                           Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                                                                           Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular
                                                                                           grade level.




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                                                                     MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                       District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                                     Course Code: 5021060



Topic 15: Citizenship and Florida                                                                                                                            Pacing: Traditional: 6 Days
STRAND(S) and STANDARD(S):
American History:           (Standard 1: Historical Inquiry and Analysis) Standard 2: Civic and Political Participation
                                                                                  Fourth Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                                    NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                         Instructional Tools
  Common Public Issues that            Content Benchmarks:                                              Core Text Book: TBA
   Impact Daily Lives of Citizens       SS.4.C.2.1 Discuss public issues in Florida that impact the
   (e.g. Pollution, Protection,         daily lives of its citizens.                                     Vocabulary/identification:
   Health, Housing, Population                                                                           alien, naturalized citizen, Pledge of Allegiance, register, democracy, taxes,
   Growth, Immigration, Taxes,          SS.4.C.2.2 Identify ways citizens work together to influence     volunteerism
   Terrorism, Transportation,           government and help solve community and state problems.
   Crime, Bullying, Drugs, Abuse)                                                                        Technology:
                                        SS.4.C.2.3 Explain the importance of public service, voting,     Being a good citizen: http://www.goodcitizen.org/
  Ways and Importance of               and volunteerism.                                                Teaching guide for good citizenship
   Citizens Working Together to                                                                          http://www.goodcharacter.com/pp/citizenship.html
   Solve Local Problems (e.g.           SS.4.A.6.3 Describe the contributions of significant             Florida Department of Environmental Protection
   Voting, Holding Public Meetings, individuals to Florida (Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Marjorie           http://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/kids/
   Volunteering, Jury Duty, Public      Carr, Ernest F. Coe)                                             Environmental Education
   Service)                                                                                              http://www.fldoe.org/BII/Curriculum/Environmental_Ed/
                                        Skill Benchmarks:
                                        SS.4.A.1.2 Synthesize information related to Florida history     Suggested Activities:
                                        through print and electronic media                               Have students make a banner stating rules on how to be a good citizen of
                                                                                                         Florida.

                                                                                                         Have students research the relationship between a citizens responsibilities and a
                                                                                                         working government. Make a flip flap book illustrating people’s responsibilities
                                                                                                         as a citizen.

                                                                                                         Have students categorize people’s responsibilities as required or voluntary.

                                                                                                         Have students research a cause in Florida (e.g. Everglades, manatees, beach
                                                                                                         cleanup) and make an invitation persuding individual to volunteer for their cause.

                                                                                                         Have students research environmental leaders in Florida and present their
                                                                                                         findings to the class. Have them list specific examples of how they helped
                                                                                                         Florida (e.g. Marjory Stoneman Douglas)

                                                                                                         Have students understand that a responsible person is informed and takes
                                                                                                         action in their community by completing a four square organizer on: 1) Identify a
                                                                                                         problem in the community 2)Develop solutions 3) Decide what you can do to
                                                                                                         help 4) Community support (e.g. pollution, protection, health, housing, population
                                                                                                         growth, immigration, taxes, terrorism, transportation, crime, bullying, drugs,
                                                                                                         abuse)

Curriculum and Instruction: Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills Pacing Guide                                                                                                     45
                                                             MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                               District Pacing Guide- Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL OR COURSE TITLE: Fourth Grade- Florida Studies                                                                                      Course Code: 5021060



                                                                     Fourth Nine Weeks
        Essential Content                          NGSSS-SS Benchmarks                                                    Instructional Tools
                                                                                           Have students identify volunteer opportunities. Have them become involved in
                                                                                           one of these opportunities, take a picture and write a brief descriptive paragraph
                                                                                           of what they did and its impact on the community. Compile to make a class book
                                                                                           on volunteer opportunities.

                                                                                           Have students create their own action plan to solve a local problem (e.g. voting,
                                                                                           holding public meetings, volunteering, jury duty, public service).

                                                                                           Assessment:
                                                                                           Develop rubrics and share with students for each of the above mentioned
                                                                                           projects in order to increase opportunities for mastery of content and historical
                                                                                           thinking skills. Each project or assignment should be assessed for content
                                                                                           accuracy and skill development in terms of writing and reading comprehension.

                                                                                           ELL:
                                                                                           Use visual depictions of historical events in order to increase ELL students’
                                                                                           mastery of related content.

                                                                                           Related Programs:
                                                                                           See the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           www.socialsciences.dadeschools.net for related activities.

                                                                                           State and District Instructional Requirements:
                                                                                           Teachers should be aware that State and District policy requires that all teachers
                                                                                           K-12 provide instruction to students in the following content areas: African-
                                                                                           American History, Character Education, Hispanic Contributions to the United
                                                                                           States, Holocaust Education, and Women’s Contributions to the U.S. Detailed
                                                                                           lesson plans can be downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life
                                                                                           Skills website, http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under the headings
                                                                                           “Character Education” and “Multicultural Support Documents.” Please note that
                                                                                           instruction regarding the aforementioned requirements should take place
                                                                                           throughout the entire scope of a given social studies course, not only during the
                                                                                           particular month or day when a particular cultural group is celebrated or
                                                                                           recognized.

                                                                                           SPED:
                                                                                           Go the Division of Social Sciences’ website,
                                                                                           http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, and look under “Curricular Documents,”
                                                                                           Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” in order to download the PDF of
                                                                                           Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities related to this particular
                                                                                           grade level.


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