Fourth Grade Social Studies

Focus: Geography of California, Native Americans in California, European expansion into California and the Americas, social change in the the 1960s and 1970s. Concepts & Skills: Causes of migration into and within California; social, political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the lives and interactions among people from the pre-Colombian societies through the 1970s; creating time-lines and maps; researching and reading non-fiction, representing past through oral presentations, writing, role-playing, and creating models. Highlight: A living history overnight field trip to Fort Ross during which every student takes on the role of a person who lived in Fort Ross in the year 1812.