What are the aspects of culture? How do we learn our culture? Why is it important to study other cultures? Students study Ancient Greece and African Cultures, such as the Yoruba of southwest Nigeria. They learn about elements of culture, what culture is, how cultures change, and the importance of understanding and appreciating other cultures.
In fourth grade, students develop their communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, so that they can receive information and express themselves as clearly as possible. Material in the reading program is often related to the theme, and students read high-interest chapter books for direct reading instruction. In fourth grade, students’ writing experience includes writing poetry, expository paragraphs, formal letters, research reports, general fiction, and personal experiences.
Fourth graders expand their understanding of the field of mathematics to include both computational and non-computational skills/concepts. The focus is on enabling students to think and develop a firmer foundation of place value, number sense, and strategies to help solve a variety of problems. We explore multiplication, division, geometry, real-life problems, measurement, data interpretation, logical reasoning.
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