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Course: 5021064 Social Studies - Grade Four

Standards (125)   Alignment Evidence
SS.4.G.1.1: Identify physical features of Florida. Where the standard (benchmark) is taught: Quarter 2. Unit Title: The World in Spatial Terms, The Everglades and Tourist Attractions.
How the standard (benchmark) is taught: Play a recording of "The Old Swanee River (Old Folks at Home)" by Stephen Foster. Tourist Brochures Activity - based on a unique physical feature of Florida, students will create a two page travel brochure using key vocab and pictures.
How mastery of the standard (benchmark) is assessed: Students will be assessed by a scoring rubric for their Travel Brochure.
SS.4.A.4.2: Describe pioneer life in Florida. Where the standard (benchmark) is taught: Quarter 3. Unit Title: Florida’s Early History, Pioneer Life.
How the standard (benchmark) is taught: Students will complete the following the “Pioneer Life Versus Life Today” Lesson. Previsit Activity: Brainstorm what students know about the following both in contemporary times and pioneer times; farm work, house work, having fun, traveling, school life, and health. Students will break into small groups and be assigned one of the above topics to research. Groups will use a variety of resources to uncover information about their topic using Guiding Questions. Students will share their information with the class, and then make Venn Diagrams with their groups.
How mastery of the standard (benchmark) is assessed: Students will be scored based on peer evaluation (using rubric) and teacher evaluation.
SS.4.A.3.8: Explain how the Seminole tribe formed and the purpose for their migration. Where the standard (benchmark) is taught: Quarter 3. Florida’s Early History, The Seminole.
How the standard (benchmark) is taught: Seminole Doll Making Lesson from the Florida Memory Project. Students will listen to an interview with a Seminole doll maker and answer questions as a class. Students will also look at pictures of Seminole dolls.
How mastery of the standard (benchmark) is assessed: Students will complete the doll making project.
LACC.4.W.3.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. Where the standard (benchmark) is taught: Quarter 2. Unit Title: The World in Spatial Terms, The Everglades and Tourist Attractions.
How the standard (benchmark) is taught: Integrated with benchmark SS.4.G.1.1; Play a recording of "The Old Swanee River (Old Folks at Home)" by Stephen Foster. Tourist Brochures Activity - based on a unique physical feature of Florida, students will create a two page travel brochure using key vocab and pictures.
How mastery of the standard (benchmark) is assessed: Integrated with benchmark SS.4.G.1.1; Students will be assessed by a scoring rubric for their Travel Brochure.