Fourth Grade Curriculum


September – October:

  • Animals and plants in their Environment

November - January:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

February - March:

  • Properties of Water

April - June:

  • Interactions of Air, Water, and Land

Social Studies


  • Why does geography matter?
  • The geography of New York State


  • Native Americans: First Inhabitants of New York State
  • What makes a complex society?

November - December:

  • Colonial and Revolutionary Periods: What motivates people to explore and colonize lands?

January – March:

  • Freedom and the New Nation: Federal, State and Local government: What does it mean to be free?

April – June:

  • Making the Empire State: Immigration, Industrialization and Westward Movement: How do people, laws and new technology shape a nation?