The fourth grade focuses on an examination of culture. Through their study of ancient Greece and different cultures of Africa, with an emphasis on the Yourba of Nigeria, students learn the categories which make up culture and see how it impacts daily life. This work integrates most of the elements of the fourth-grade curriculum: social studies, language arts, science, art, and music. The theme provides a meaningful context in which students develop their fourth-grade skills/concepts while learning about the elements of culture, what culture is, how cultures change, and the importance of understanding other cultures.
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View the full Grade 4 curriculum, which includes a comprehensive overview of theme, language arts, math, social studies, science, technology, music, art, Spanish, physical education, and library.
Laura's Charles River School Point of View
I love how we can bring the curriculum to life through engaging activities and simulations where the students ‘become’ what they are learning. I love the sense of community and friendships among the students, families, and staff. Seeing the whole school outside for recess together is so joyful.
Grade 4 Co-Teacher
The fourth-grade theme is “An Examination of Culture,” and provides a meaningful context in which students develop skills and concepts while learning about the elements of culture, what culture is, how cultures change, and the importance of understanding other cultures.