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Government Leaders
4.C&G.1.2 – compare the roles & responsibilities of
state elected leaders
4.SL.4 – Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount
an experience in an organized manner using appropriate
facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas
or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
4.SL.5 – Add audio recordings & visual displays to
presentations when appropriate to enhance the development
of main ideas/themes.
-Wikipedia
-TamTamJam
-Record
-Labyrinth
-Write
Research a leader and then create
a song or a rap of their responsibilities.
Important Places
4.H.1.4 – Explain why important buildings, statues, and monuments
and place names are associated with the state’s history
4.RI.3 – Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical,
scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based
on specific information in the text.
-Wikipedia
-Labyrinth
-Write
Students will research places that
organize the details and finally write
a paragraph about the place he or
she researched.
Symbols
4.H.2.2 – Explain the historical significance of North Carolina’s
state symbols.
-Paint
-Journal
-Wikipedia
-Labyrinth
The students will make a symbol the
represents them, also use the symbols
that represent NC.
Political Leaders
4.C&G.1.2 - Compare the roles and responsibilities of state
elected leaders.
-Record
-FotoToon
Creating a cartoon and storyline for a
political leader.
Impact of Technology
4.E.2.1 – Explain the impact of technology (communication,
transportation, inventions, etc.) on North Carolina’s citizens,
past and present.
-Write
-Record
-Browse
-Paint or eToys
In a T chart comparing technology of the
past to the present tools.
North Carolina Today
4.C.1.2 – Explain how the artistic expression of various groups
represents the cultural heritage of North Carolina.
-Browse
-Labyrinth
-Write
Writing an article about what to visit in
North Carolina.
Abolishing Slavery
4.H.1.3 - Explain how people, events and developments brought
about changes to communities in various regions of North Carolina
4.W.1.a - Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and
create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped
to support the writer’s purpose
-Browse
-Chat
-Write
-Journal
Writing for or against slavery, making a speech
on the sides point of view. Having small group
chats about each side.
NC Constitution
4.C & G.2.1 – Analyze the preamble and articles of the North Carolina
Constitution in terms of rights and responsibilities
-Browse
-Labyrinth
-Write
Breaking down the NC Preamble into groups.
Mock Historical Place Visit
4.H.2.1 - Explain why important buildings, statues, monuments and
place names are associated with the state’s history
4.MD.2 - Use the four operations to solve word problems involving
distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and
money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals,
and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger
unit in terms of a smaller unit.
-Browse
-Calculate
-Write
-Finance
-Journal
Finding a place to visit and then doing a full plan on how to get to the location they selected.
Comparing Viewpoints
4.RI.6 - Compare & contrast a firsthand & secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus & the information provided
4.H.1.1 - Summarize the change in cultures, everyday life and status of indigenous American Indian groups in North Carolina before and after European exploration.
-Wikipedia
-Book
-Browse
-Write
Making a T chart about the Trail of Tears.
Primary and Secondary Sources
4.RI.6 - Compare & contrast a firsthand & secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus & the information provided
-Record
-Labyrinth
Comparing first and second hand accounts of the same story.