Fourth Grade social studies curriculum focuses on using the context of the United States to examine significant social studies concepts within an increasingly complex social environment. Students examine fundamental concepts in geography, civics and government, history, and economics.
Instruction is based on Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. Teacher resources include Social Studies Alive!, Teachers Curriculum Institute (2010) textbook, interactive Smart Board lessons and hands-on activities. Through integrated hands-on content learning, children view the United States from the perspective of a geographer, economist, political scientist, and historian.