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4th Grade Social Studies

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Julie Wood

on 17 July 2014

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Transcript of 4th Grade Social Studies

Common Core Georgia Performance Standards
4th Grade Social Studies
Colonization of North America Unit - Julie Wood

SS4H3 - The student will explain the factors that shaped British colonial America.
a. Compare and contrast life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
b. Describe colonial life in America as experienced by various people, including large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, indentured servants, slaves, and Native Americans.

SS4G2 - The student will describe how physical systems affect human systems.
c. Explain how the physical geography of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies helped determine economic activities practiced therein.

SS4E1 - The student will use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events.
b. Explain how price incentives affect people’s behavior and choices (such as colonial decisions about what crops to grow and products to produce).
c. Describe how specialization improves standards of living (such as the differences in the economies in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.)
d. Explain how voluntary exchange helps both buyers and sellers (such as prehistoric and colonial trade in North America)

Teaching Knowledge Targets
Day 1:
Day 2:
Days 3 & 4:
Elements Stated in Child Friendly Targets:

I can talk about what was the same and what was different about life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.

I can talk about what life was like for large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, indentured servants, slaves and Native Americans during America’s colonial time.

I can talk about how the price of some items affected how the colonists lived and what they made or grew.

I can talk about how the land in their colonies changed how colonists made a living in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.

I can talk about how the colonists had to trade with each other due to what they could or couldn’t produce in their own colonies.

Days 5 & 6:
Assessing Students' Comprehension
Courtesy of Mrs. Thornberg

4th Grade Life in Colonial America Vocabulary

What do we call an area of land ruled by another country?

What do we call people who cultivated their own crops on their land?

What do we call black men and women who worked on a plantation for no money?

What do we call people who are skilled at making something by hand, such as silver spoons or wooden chairs?

What were some similarities and differences between the three colonial regions?

Life in the 13 Colonies

North Carolina
South Carolina

New York
New Jersey

New England
New Hampshire
Rhode Island

What was life like in the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies?

How did the geography and climate impact life in the colonies?

Life in the 13 Colonies

Social Life
Villages and cities
Religious freedom
Church center of social life
Self Governed in town meetings

Geography / Climate
Hilly terrain
Rocky soil
Jagged Coastlines
Moderate summers
Long Cold winters
Boston Harbor
Appalachian Mountains

Trade center
Skilled craftsmen

New England

Social Life
Villages and cities
Culturally diverse
Civic and political matters settled in market towns

Geography / Climate
Coastal lowlands
Many harbors and bays
Wide deep rivers
Appalachian Mountains
Rich farm land
Moderate Climate

Raising livestock
Farming: Grain / Corn
“Breadbasket of the colonies”
Trade Center

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