Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 4

 

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Science

* Structure of plants
* Environment of the local region
* Biological organization
* Classification systems
* The insect world
* The reptilian world
* Plants and animals of the past
* Structure of plants
* Seeds
* Ecosystems
* Balance of nature
* Human body
* Weather's influences
* Weather instruments
* Climate
* Cause of seasons
* Earth and its history
* Oceans and the hydrosphere
* Air and water pollution
* Magnets and electricity
* Light and color
* Solar system and the universe
* Living in space
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry

 

Language Arts

* Silent and oral reading
* Choral reading
* Listening skills
* Telephone skills
* Making and accepting simple social introductions
* Summarizing simple information
* Listening to literature
* Critical reading
* Short stories, chapter books, poetry, plays
* Spelling
* Increasing dictionary skills
* Cursive handwriting
* Simple outlining
* Writing letters and informal notes
* Written and oral book reports
* Creative writing
* Developing skills in locating information
* Increasing indexing skills
* Developing encyclopedia skills
* Utilizing parts of a newspaper

 

 


Social Studies

* Types of community life
* History and development of the local state
* Relation of the state to its region, nation, and the world
* World cultures
* Reasons for our laws
* Regions of the world
* Continents
* Time zones
* Earth's resources
* Climatic regions of the world
* Map skills: longitude, latitude, scale
* Using a globe

 

Health and Safety

* Personal and mental hygiene
* Dental health
* The body and its functions
* Skeletal and muscular systems
* Care and proper use of the body
* Principles of digestion
* Basic food groups
* Good nutrition habits
* Diseases
* Safety
* Substance abuse


 

Mathematics

* Reading and writing numbers
* Roman numerals to C
* Prime numbers less than 100
* Prime factoring
* Numeration systems
* Subsets
* Decimal and fraction equivalents
* Addition and subtraction facts to 7 places
* Multiplication and division facts to 144
* 1-, 2-, and 3-digit multiplication problems
* 2- and 3-digit dividend, 1-digit divisor problems
* Meaning of mixed numbers
* Finding simple averages
* Geometric concepts
* Customary and metric measurement
* Time to the second
* Problem-solving methods
* Charts and graphs

 

 

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