4th Grade – Social Studies

Philosophy
God created many people in the world, with different cultures, languages, and religions. These factors change and vary geographically and continuously throughout time. Paul exhorts us to be all things to all people. Social studies give students a chance to learn about “all people”. Learning about the world, the different countries with their history and cultures prepares them to make wise choices for their countries and the future.

Course Objectives
Students will learn about Explorers, exploration and the discovery and settling of North America. They will learn about the history, landmass, wildlife, geography and people of Indonesia, Africa, Europe, and Canada.. They will also explore the concepts of The World as A Village.

Textbooks and Resources

  • Maps workbook, Map skills workbook, Internet sites with maps of the world from different centuries.
  • History Pockets Explorers of North America.
  • Global Village text book, “You to can change the world” books, Internet sites, Global village s/s resource box.
  • Atlas and world maps.
  • Africa Files
  • Reference books on Canada.
  • Countries of the World Canada.

Time Allotment
4 hours a week

Course Content

  • Map Studies
  • Explorers and Exploration, focus on exploration of the USA
  • Global Village (If the World Were a Village)
  • Indonesia part one
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Canada

Evaluation
Daily work – 40%
Projects – 30%
Tests – 30%

 

Wesley International School

Kotak Pos 275
Malang, East Java, Indonesia 65101

Phone: (62) 341 586410
Email: wesley@wesleyinterschool.org