Baby Steps: From Territory to Statehood - Grade 4 Social Studies - Unit 1

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The SLVBOCES has "enhanced" this curriculum overview sample by prioritizing the Learning Objectives students should learn during this unit. They are prioritized "to help teachers know how much time they should be devoting to a sparticular objective. Learning objective prioroties are color coded as follows: red - most important, blue - next most important, and black - least critical.

Inquiry Questions (Engaging - Debatable):

  • Why do we have and why do we need states? (SS09-GR.4-S.1-GLE.1)
  • What would Colorado be like without a state government? (SS09-GR.4-S.4-GLE.2-IQ.3)
  • What role did geography play in the creation of Colorado?
  • Whose perspectives do you hear in history?

Concepts: Development, growth, change, technology, settlement, boundaries, transportation, statehood, territory, regionalism, incentives