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Grade 4 Social Studies

Curriculum Resources: Pennsylvania, Our Home
Gibbs Smith, Publisher


Unit 1: Civics and Government
Purpose of Government
Documents of Statehood
Symbols and Holidays
Elections, Voting, and Officials
Services Performed

Unit 2: Economics
Local Economic Activities and Businesses
Competition in Business
Government Involvement
Resources, Transportation, Communication, and Technology
Local and State Geographic Patterns

Unit 3: Geography
Geographic Tools and Maps
Places and Regions in PA
Physical Characteristics, Seasons and Weather
Demographics and Human Characteristics
Impacts of People and Physical Systems

Unit 4: History
Contributions of Individuals to PA History
Documents, Artifacts and Historic Sites
Continuity and Change
Conflict and Cooperation