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Social Studies — Grade 4
Goal 5: The learner will examine the impact of various cultural groups on North Carolina.
Objective 5.03. Describe and compare the cultural characteristics of regions within North Carolina and evaluate their significance.
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- Find additional resources for teaching Social Studies — Grade 4.
Aligned lesson plans
- This lesson plan in designed to be one part of a fourth grade social studies unit on the Appalachian Mountains. It is based on the mountain custom of quilt making. This plan uses the book The Quiltmakers Gift by Jeff Brumbeau. It also uses the book internet site and other related sites. Enrichments of this lesson would be to display quilts, have a real quilt maker visit, have the class create their own paper quilt, etc.
- Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
- By Barbara Waters.
- North Carolina American Indian stories
- In this lesson students will select and read stories from some of the North Carolina American Indian tribes. They will compare and contrast two stories of their choice and complete a Venn diagram. Students will use the information on the Venn diagram to write three paragraphs. After reading several American Indian tales or legends, students will then create their own legend using the narrative writing process.
- Format: lesson plan (grade 4 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
- By Janice Gardner.
- Artifact ethics
- In Intrigue of the Past, page 5.5
- In their study of archaeological issues students will use ethical dilemmas to examine their own values and beliefs about archaeological site protection. They will also evaluate possible actions they might take regarding site and artifact protection.
- Format: lesson plan (grade K–5 Guidance and Social Studies)
Resources on the web
- Mapping your state's culture
- In this Xpeditions lesson, students explore the concept of culture. They learn about interesting aspects of North Carolina's culture, including arts, recreation, folklore, and cultural diversity. (Learn more)
- Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Social Studies)
- Provided by: National Geographic
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