Content Studies

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Content Studies
Content Studies is often integrated within our reading and writing curriculum. Science
Our district uses the Exploring Science program which focuses on the Next Generation Science Standards. Throughout the units the children think and work like scientists. The following are the topics covered in Grade 4:

  • Physical Science:

    • Energy

    • Waves and Information


  • Life science

    • Structure, Function and Information Processing


  • Earth Science

    • Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth

Social Studies:
Our district uses the MacMillan/McGraw-Hill Program. Our Country's Regions is the focus of Grade 4.
The children learn all about the founding of our country from
the three documents that are especially important to the United States ... the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, to
the early settlers, to the flag, to the location of each state.
Our geography study is launched by learning all about the globe with a focus on the seven continents and five oceans. From there we focus on the United States of America.

  • The Beginnings of our Country

  • The Regions of the United States: the Southwest, the Southeast, the Northeast, the Mid-West, and the West

  • The placement of each state. 
The focus is on our people, history and economy.