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Grade 4 Social Studies - Week One

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 4th Grade

Social Studies

Week 1 March 30-April 3

Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to: 

·        explain American Indian Culture of the Southwest and give an opinion of how they lived

·        write an opinion

Lessons

This week’s Social Studies Standards takes a look at Early Colonization and the American Indians.  We will explore the “American Indian culture of the Southwest.”

Directions: Read the article from Newsela. Choose a section of the article that interests you to complete the assignment (Independent Civic Action Project). 

Watch the videos.  The first video is a small “clip” describing American Indians.  Then, if you choose, watch the “virtual fieldtrip” at the Museum of Natural History.

If you like, try one of the enrichment activities! 

Don’t forget to look at the Vocabulary.  If you think there are more words that would fit nicely with the vocabulary, add them to the list and give the definition.

Materials you’ll need:

Technology, paper (lined and unlined), pencil, colored pencil (optional), markers (optional)

 

Enrichment Activities

Once you’ve written your Opinion Essay, you may create an illustration or sketch that goes along with your writing. 

 

Create a pamphlet that advertises some of the crops you have grown.

 

Create a “Bird’s Eye View” of your village

Your schedule in a day.  Sequence your typical daily schedule and explain in detail each activity.

Newsela

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Native American Cultures: The Southwest

(adjustable Lexile)

 

Independent Civic Action Project (choose 1):

Imagine living in the Pueblo Desert.  Give an in-depth opinion on living in that time period.  Give at least 3 examples that you can fully explain.

 

Imagine you were traveling through time and you traveled back to the time of 1200 CE and landed in the American Southwest.  Explain what you are seeing and experiencing being a time traveler.  How do you feel traveling back in time?  Why do you feel that way? 

Imagine you are a child (your current age) in the time of the article.  What would a journal entry include?  Remember that this is an opinion writing piece and you are the author creating a journal entry. 

Videos

Native American Societies

 

Assessments

Students will be informally assessed based on the product they create from the choices given.

Vocabulary

Culture- the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group.

Nomadic- roaming about from place to place aimlessly, frequently, or without a fixed pattern of movement

Pueblo- the communal dwelling of an American Indian village of Arizona, New Mexico, and adjacent areas consisting of contiguous flat-roofed stone or adobe houses in groups sometimes several stories high

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