4th Grade Social Studies
In 4th grade, students will study the grand history of Texas. Students will investigate the origins of the first peoples to populate Texas and analyze the devastating effects contact with European explorers wrought on their way of life. Students will learn about the six flags of Texas, beginning with the establishment of Spanish missions in the 17th century to the present-day State of Texas. Students will learn about the spirit of Texas independence and the importance of resisting tyranny during an in-depth examination of the Texas Revolution. The many colorful and resourceful figures in Texas history will entertain and inform students. Students will compare and contrast Texas government with the federal government as established by the U.S. Constitution. Students will learn about the Texas economy and revered holidays.