Grade 4: New York State and Local History and Government
In fourth grade, students will study “New York State and Local History and Government."
Our fourth graders engage in structured inquiry to learn about:
Civic Ideals and Practices
Development, Movement, and Interaction of Cultures
Geography, Humans and the Environment
Development and Transformation of Social Structures
Time, Continuity, and Change
Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
Power, Authority, and Governance
Science, Technology, and Innovation
Global Connections and Exchange
Grade 4 Social Studies is focused on New York State and local communities and their change over time, incorporating the study of geography, history, economics, and government. Students will make local connections throughout the year. The year is divided into seven Key Ideas that span the State’s history from before the European colonial era to the modern period. The Key Ideas allow students to make connections to present-day New York State and the local community.