Grade Level Archives: 4th Grade

Guess Who and Where?

The intent of the lesson is to introduce the study of the Native Americans of Maryland. Students will use close reading of primary source maps more...
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Exploring Native American Folkways through Artifacts

As a culminating activity, students will sort artifact cards according to their cultural origin (Southwest, Great Plains, Eastern Woodland, and Northwest Coastal).
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Who Do You Believe?

Students will compare and analyze primary and secondary sources. First, a review on sources will be provided and background information will be front-loaded about John more...
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Motivation for Advertisements: Why should the English come the New World?

The purpose of this lesson is for students to critically think about the motivation and reasoning behind deBry’s illustration of the Village of Secoton in more...
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Where am I? Settling in and Settling Down in the New World

Students study the early settlement period of St. Mary’s City. They are asked to analyze multiple perspectives using primary and secondary sources as they are more...
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A Picture is worth a Word Bubble!

The purpose of this lesson is make students aware of the enormous amount of stress and turmoil immigrants went through when travelling to the United more...
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Parading through the Palisade

The lesson is a hands-on introduction to the people of the Eastern Woodlands region and their culture. It begins with video footage of how the more...
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Early American Government, Plymouth Style

The purpose of this lesson is for students to gain an understanding of the establishment of a democratic government in America by studying Jamestown, Plymouth, more...
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An Explorer’s View of Maryland: Can we Believe Him?

Students will practice using historical thinking skills including sourcing, close reading, contextualizing and corroborating to evaluate John Smith’s Map of Virginia (1612). Students will compare more...
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Dissecting the Declaration

In this lesson students will explore the Declaration of Independence. They will observe the primary source document and record observations. The students will also interpret more...
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