FOURTH GRADE DEVELOPMENT
This begins the heart of childhood learning. The students gain momentum in reading/writing and mathematics. Working from the immediate surroundings, to community and state, students develop understanding of the natural landscape, its resources, and use. Understanding indigenous groups and newcomers to the area are told through story and in discussion groups. Local field trips enhance this learning. The study of zoology and how the specialization of animals compares to that of the generalist- the human being, is of great interest to the students of this age. Norse Mythology provides a backdrop for the dramas of good and evil and helps to take moral understanding to a new level as the students engage in the stories. Through group discussion, each individual helps to create better understanding of the studies. Toward the end of fourth grade the Norse stories have a dramatic conclusion then it is on to the ancient cultures in the fifth grade year, then the studies deepen.
FOURTH GRADE CURRICULUM
Human being and animal
FRENCH AND GERMAN
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