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

Note: Social Studies Resources are developed and reviewed by #GAsocialstudies educators. ​

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​What does every day social studies inquiry look like?​

Check out this 4th Grade Social Studies Lesson "Was the Battle of Fort Sumter the Start of the Civil War?" For lesson resources and more videos visit the Everyday Inquiry in Elementary Social Studies Video Series​.


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

Resources for Any Unit

​Sample Lesson

Unit 1

Sample Unit Connecting Themes 

​Unit 2

Sample Unit Forming a New Nation Source Set
Sample Lesson 

Social Studies Lab ​

​Unit 3

Sample Unit Challenges of a New NationSource Set

​Unit 4

Sample Unit The Nation Expands Source Set
Sample Lesson

​Unit 5

Sample Unit Civil War and Reconstruction Source Set 

​Unit 6

Sample Unit Unit 6: Economics Source Set 

Instructional Activity Videos
People of Historical Significance

Beyond the Classroom

Why do we Remember Lewis and Clark? Escape Room Activity

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