Grade 4 Curriculum Guide

Social Studies

  • Types of community life
  • History and development of NH
  • Relation of NH to its region, nation, and the world
  • NH government and resources
  • World cultures
  • Reasons for our laws
  • 50 States
  • Regions of the world
  • Continents
  • Land Forms
  • Time zones
  • Earth's resources
  • Climatic regions of the world
  • Biomes
  • Map skills: longitude, latitude, scale
  • Using a globe

Science

  • Structure of plants
  • Environment of the local region
  • Biological organization
  • Classification systems
  • The insect world
  • The reptilian world
  • Plants and animals of the past
  • Structure of plants
  • Seeds
  • Ecosystems
  • Biomes
  • Balance of nature
  • Human body
  • Weather's influences
  • Weather instruments
  • Climate
  • Cause of seasons
  • Earth and its history
  • Oceans and the hydrosphere
  • Air and water pollution
  • Natural disasters and human impact
  • Magnets and electricity
  • Light and color
  • Solar system and the universe
  • Living in space
  • Scientific method and scientific inquiry

Nature Studies/Animal Studies (Grades 4-6)

  • Humane Education
  • Indigenous Species
  • Beaver Studies
  • Local flora and fauna
  • Tree and wildflower identification
  • Forest food chains
  • Who’s been here? Scats and tracks
  • Fresh water biome
  • Insect nymph identification
  • Pond water quality
  • Ponds, bogs and wetlands
  • Journey North-Insect and bird migration tracking
  • Affects of weather and climate change on forest life
  • Farm animal care and feeding
  • Dairy goats, kids, milk, milk products
  • Sheep, wool production, wool crafts
  • Chickens, ducks and egg production
  • Soil, compost, worm compost, manure management
  • Plants and organic gardening
  • Maple sugaring
  • Barn bats and birds
  • Orienteering

Language Arts

  • Silent and oral reading
  • Choral reading
  • Listening skills
  • Telephone skills
  • Making and accepting simple social introductions
  • Summarizing simple information
  • Listening to literature
  • Critical reading
  • Short stories, chapter books, poetry, plays
  • Spelling
  • Increasing dictionary skills
  • Cursive handwriting
  • Simple outlining
  • Writing letters and informal notes
  • Written and oral book reports
  • Creative writing
  • Developing skills in locating information
  • Increasing indexing skills
  • Developing encyclopedia skills
  • Utilizing parts of a newspaper

Mathematics

  • Reading and writing numbers
  • Roman numerals to C
  • Prime numbers less than 100
  • Prime factoring
  • Numeration systems
  • Subsets
  • Decimal and fraction equivalents
  • Addition and subtraction facts to 7 places
  • Multiplication and division facts to 144
  • 1-, 2-, and 3-digit multiplication problems
  • 2- and 3-digit dividend, 1-digit divisor problems
  • Meaning of mixed numbers
  • Finding simple averages
  • Geometric concepts
  • Customary and metric measurement
  • Time to the second
  • Problem-solving methods
  • Charts and graphs

Creative Arts

  • Characteristics of color, including hue, tint, shade and intensity
  • Positive and negative space in works of art
  • Contour drawing, perspective drawing, and shading techniques to create a work of art that depicts a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface
  • Linear perspective
  • Grid drawing
  • Landscapes
  • Elements in Nature
  • Self portraits
  • Famous artists, styles, and art themes
  • Interpretation

Health and Safety

  • Personal and mental hygiene
  • Dental health
  • The body and its functions
  • Skeletal and muscular systems
  • Care and proper use of the body
  • Principles of digestion
  • Basic food groups
  • Good nutrition habits
  • Diseases
  • Safety
  • Substance abuse

Life Skills/Character Education

  • Responsibility
  • Interpreting and following rules
  • Making choices
  • Natural and logical consequences
  • Building community
  • Kindness and compassion
  • Service learning
  • Respect for other people
  • Teamwork
  • Peer conflict resolution skills
  • Manners and courtesy
  • Respect for materials
  • Respect for the environment
  • Accepting differences
  • Planting and gardening
  • Animal care
  • Cooking and food preparation
  • Table manners

Foreign Language — Spanish

  • Pronunciation
  • Basic conversational phrases
  • Spanish sentence structure
  • Reading Spanish prose and poetry
  • Regular and irregular verbs
  • Verb tenses
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing declarative and interrogative sentences with punctuation
  • Spanish Vocabulary:
    • Greetings
    • Numbers/Counting
    • Colors
    • Shapes
    • Family members
    • Animals
    • Household articles
    • Sports and games
    • Things at school
    • Food
    • Articles of clothing
    • Calendar (Days and Months)
    • Weather
    • Feelings
    • Modes of travel
    • Places