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  • ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS SOCIAL STUDIES UNIT GUIDE

    GRADE: 4

    Unit Title: Time Frame:

    History and Geography September-October

    Standard 21st

    Century Theme

    6.1 US History: America in the World

    Global Awareness

    Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy

    Enduring Understandings: Essential Questions:

    Students will understand how geography affects the economy, politics and culture of a region.

    Students will understand that preserving our historic homes will lead them to an appreciation of history.

    What is the value in preserving our historic homes, monuments, and documents?

    How does knowledge of geography help to understand human behavior and cultural similarities and differences?

    Cumulative Progress Indicator Number(s):

    6.1.4.B.1 Compare and contrast information that can be found on different types of maps, and determine when the information may be useful. 6.1.4.B.2 Use physical and political maps to explain how the location and spatial relationship of places in New Jersey, the United States, and other areas, worldwide, have contributed to cultural diffusion and economic interdependence. 6.1.4.B.3 Explain how and when it is important to use digital geographic tools, political maps, and globes to measure distances and to determine time zones and locations using latitude and longitude. 6.1.4.B.4 Describe how landforms, climate and weather, and availability of resources have impacted where and how people live and work in different regions of New Jersey and the United States. 6.1.4.B.5 Describe how human interaction impacts the environment in New Jersey and the United States. 6.1.4.D.5 Relate key historical documents (i.e., the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights) to present day government and citizenship 6.1.4.A.15 Explain how and why it is important that people from diverse cultures collaborate to find solutions to community, state, national, and global challenges. 6.3.4.A.4 Communicate with students from various countries about common issues of public concern and possible solutions.

    Unit Learning Targets: The student will be able to.

    Suggested Activities: Including Differentiated Strategies (DI)

    Vocabulary

  • Students will

    1. Use physical and political maps to identify locations and spatial relationships of places within local and nearby communities.

    2. Describe and demonstrate different ways to measure distance (e.g., miles, kilometers, time).

    3. Estimate distances between two places on a map using a scale of miles.

    4. Identify the major cities of New Jersey, the United States, and the world.

    5. Locate time zones, latitude, longitude, and the global grid.

    6. Discuss the value of the American national heritage including: Historical preservation of primary documents, buildings, places of memory, and significant artifacts.

    7. Discuss how families of long ago expressed and transmitted their beliefs and values through oral tradition, literature, songs, and celebrations

    Geography Map Skills

    Text SB 32 48

    Daily Geography (Teachers Manual)

    Oceans and Continents WS

    Map scale WS

    Vocabulary WS

    Crossword Puzzle WS

    Review Sheet/Continents/Equator/Circles

    Kansas City Map

    Flattening the Globe

    Welcome to Earth

    What is Latitude

    Colorado

    Disney Map

    Boning Up on Directions

    Canine County Coordinates, Canine Answer key

    WS=Work Sheet

    Grids

    Kansas Map

    Mountain States

    Vocabulary

    oceans archaeology

    continents monuments

    latitude oral history

    longitude

    scale

    prime meridian

    equator

    compass rose

    globe

    hemisphere

    grid

    Greenwich

    symbol

    sea level

    ancestor

    genealogy

    preserve

    primary sources

    artifacts

  • Assessments

    Teacher designed tests and activities

    Create-A-Map (using rubric)

    Historical Marker Project

    Family Tree

    NJ State Symbols Packet

    White Meadow Lake (2 sheets)

    Finding Your Way

    Discover North America (2 pg.)

    North America

    What In the World is Wrong with this Map?

    Latitude & Longitude

    Places on NJ Map

    Packing My Bag

    World News Round-Up

    Create-A-Map Project

    How We Study History

    Chapter 1 -Your Community,

    SB 16-31

    SB. WB. Pp 1 - 4

    Oral History Project (start in Sept)

    Historical Marker Project

    NJ State Symbol Book (makes a great back to

    school night activity. For desk or display)

    Family Tree Project

    Jersey Journeys: History from Primary Sources

    commute

    historical source

    historical document

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Language Arts

    Discuss how families of long ago expressed and transmitted their beliefs and values through oral tradition, literature, songs, and celebrations.

    Oral History Computer Literacy - work with ed tech to develop a program (skype?) to communicate with students in a different country (6.3.4.A.4 Communicate with students from various countries about common issues of public concern and possible solutions.)

  • Resource Materials Assessments

    Silver Burdett (SB) New Jersey Yesterday and Today Teacher designed tests and activities

    Create-A-Map (using rubric)

    Historical Marker Project

    Family Tree

    NJ State Symbols Packet

    Technology Integration Related Literature

    Holiday Sites (Columbus) Technology Binder Brain Pop (Longitude and Latitude, Geography themes, and Continents) Discovery Education (used to be United Streaming)

    Mapping Pennys World by Loreen Leedy And the dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens

  • ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS SOCIAL STUDIES UNIT GUIDE

    GRADE: 4

    Unit Title: Time Frame:

    Unit II: Our Township October - December

    Cumulative Progress Indicator Number(s): 21st

    Century Theme

    6.1.4.C.1 Explain how and why it is important that people from diverse cultures collaborate to find solutions to community, state, national, and global challenges.

    6.1.4.C.2 Distinguish between needs and wants and explain how scarcity and choice influence decisions made by individuals, communities, and nations.

    6.1.4.C.3 Explain why incentives vary between and among producers and consumers.

    6.1.4.C.4 Describe how supply and demand influence price and output of products.

    6.1.4.C.5 Explain the role of specialization in the production and exchange of goods and services.

    6.1.4.C.14 Compare different regions of New Jersey to determine the role that geography, natural resources, climate, transportation, technology, and/or the labor force have played in economic opportunities.

    6.1.4.C.15 Describe how the development of different transportation systems impacted the economies of New Jersey and the United States.

    6.3.4.A.3 Select a local issue and develop a group action plan to inform school and/or community members about the issue.

    6.3.4.B.1 Plan and participate in an advocacy project to inform others about environmental issues at the local or state level and propose possible solutions.

    6.3.4.C.1 Develop and implement a group initiative that addresses an economic issue impacting children.

    6.3.4.A.2 Contact local officials and community members to acquire information and/or discuss local issues.

    Financial, Economic, Entrepreneurial Literacy

  • Enduring Understandings: Essential Questions:

    Students will understand how Rockaway Township has changed to accommodate a varying economy.

    Why are you lucky to live in Rockaway Township? Explain?

    Unit Learning Targets: The student will be able to.

    Suggested Activities: Including Differentiated Strategies (DI)

    Vocabulary

    1. Explain that prices are the money value of goods and services and that prices change as a result of supply and demand.

    2. Explain the nature, characteristics, and distribution of renewable and non-renewable resources.

    3. Compare family life in a community of the past to life in a community of the present.

    4. Discuss the history of their community, including the origins of its name, groups and individuals who lived there, and access to important places and buildings in the community.

    5. Distinguish between goods (e.g., objects) and services (e.g., activities).

    6. Distinguish between a want and a need and explain how to choose needed goods and services.

    7. Discuss how natural, human, and capital resources are used to produce goods and to provide services.

    8. Use physical and political maps to identify locations and spatial relationships of places within local and nearby communities.

    9. Describe the development of transportation and communication networks in New Jersey and the United States.

    10. Describe the contributions of voluntary associations and organizations in he