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4th Grade Social Studies: Complete Curriculum of Fourth Grade Social Studies

4th Grade Social Studies is a full curriculum of four units of fourth grade social studies taught to the National Council for the Social Studies (U.S) standards, covering history, economics, civics, and geography as we learn about the U.S. states.
Beth Foster
257 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 21 learners
25 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 20 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Jan 10, 2023

Jan 10, 2023 - May 25, 2023 (20 weeks)
Tu, Th
4pm - 4:25pm
3 learners enrolled

Tue Sep 26, 2023

Sep 26, 2023 - Apr 4, 2024 (20 weeks)
Tu, Th
3pm - 3:25pm
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Class Experience

Fourth Grade Social Studies is taught to the National Council for the Social Studies (U.S.) standards, covering history, economics, civics, and geography. Students will explore the four regions of the United States, learning about geography, history, and culture. We will examine each individual state's past and present, looking at its economics, natural resources, and government. Students will learn about each state's capital, largest cities, agriculture, indigenous people, landmarks, and what makes it unique. 
I am currently enrolled in my final course through the Gettysburg College-Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History master of arts in American history program. In addition, I have bachelor of arts degrees in English, journalism, and political science. I was the director of a social justice center for three years during which time I routinely taught about and facilitated conversations about historical and current political events for both teen and adults participants. Before that, I was a newspaper editor and reporter for 15 years. I have been teaching history, social studies, and English Language Arts classes for the past five years. I am currently lead teacher at The Foster Woods Folk School, which focuses on education, storytelling, and the arts within an ecosocial justice framework aimed at celebrating and improving our connections as a global community of human and non-human earthlings. In this role, I work with learners of all ages with a primary focus of working with learners in grades three through 12.  
There is daily homework to be completed outside of class time. Homework includes reading and writing assignments, as well as worksheets and other learning projects. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
I will provide PDF readers for materials covered. Some projects will include making art so learners are encouraged to have general art supplies available such as markers, crayons, etc.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Weekly homework is assessed as follows: 
Comprehension Quiz: 20 Percent 
Writing Assignment: 40 Percent
Project/Worksheet: 40

Learners earning a C (70 percent) or greater will receive a letter of completion that reflects their final grade. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
As we study social studies, students may encounter descriptions and discussions of wars, colonization, disease, current events, and death. All subjects and topics will be covered in a manner that is as age-appropriate as possible, but some learners may be especially sensitive to these topics. 
Materials will come from a myriad of sources including NewsELA, the Zinn Education Project, Learning for Justice, and the Council for Economic Education. 


Beth Foster
Lives in the United States
The Foster Woods Folk School, Teaching Social Studies and English Language Arts within an EcoSocial Justice Framework
257 total reviews
205 completed classes

About Me

Stories are the beginning of understanding ourselves and the world, our place in history, and how we can create a better time and place for ourselves and those who will come after us. I love stories — reading stories, writing stories, hearing... 
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