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Grade 4 - Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

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Content Resources

4th Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence for Social Studies

Teacher Notes

Fourth Grade Teacher Notes

Teacher Content Videos

Abolitionist and Suffrage Movements

American Revolution: The Fight for Independence

The Civil War - Its Causes, People, and Events

The Constitution and the Constitutional Convention

Factors that Led to the American Revolution

French and Indian War

Geographic Understandings

Physical Geography and Battles of the American Revolution


War of 1812 and Westward Expansion

Westward Expansion

Instructional Resources

4th Grade Curriculum Map

Fourth Grade Curriculum Map

Sample Units

Unit 1: Connecting Themes 
Unit 2: Forming a New Nation NEWDocument Set
Unit 3: Challenges of a New Nation NEW Document Set
Unit 4: The Nation Expands NEWSource Set
Unit 5: Civil War and Reconstruction NEWSource Set 
Unit 6: Economics Source Set 

Distance Learning Resources

Unit 2: Topic – Causes of the American Revolution: French and Indian War

Unit 4: Topic - The Lewis and Clark Expedition​

Instructional Activity Videos
People of Historical Significance

Social Studies Labs

Founding-Fathers PPT
Declaration of Independence: Why take Risks? PPT

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