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Grade 4 Social Studies

What We Do

  • The physical geography and native peoples, past and present, of Virginia
  • The settlement of Jamestown
  • Life in the Virginia colony
  • The role of Virginia in the American Revolution
  • The role of Virginia in the establishment of a new country
  • The role of Virginia in the Civil War and the Reconstruction
  • The 3 branches of Virginia Government and the function of each
  • Virginia’s geographic regions and resources and industries of each

How We Do It

  • Projects, multi-paragraph writing and discussions
  • Multimedia projects and presentations
  • Individual reflection, research and writing
  • Collaborative projects and activities
  • Group and independent activities utilizing technology (i.e. IPads, Smartboard)
  • Formative and summative assessments


  • Pre-teaching vocabulary
  • Visual maps/charts
  • Multisensory activities for group and independent work