ERIC Number: ED459945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Grade Four Curriculum: A Parent's Guide.
Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.
This publication from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is designed to inform parents about the department's Grade Four curriculum standards in four major areas: language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. The integrated language arts/reading standards enable students to differentiate fact from opinion and form generalizations. Students can choose reading as a means of solving problems and expanding interest and knowledge, using a variety of texts, including books, magazines, newspapers, and the visual media across the curriculum. Students will use note-taking strategies and will be able to formulate hypotheses. They will receive and respond appropriately to a range of complex instruction. Mathematics standards emphasize involving students in estimating addition and subtraction problems with 4-digit numbers, conceptualizing whole-number multiplication as a rectangle, and using equivalent ways to name fractions. Students will use counting, grouping, and displaying to compare data, compare the area of shapes with the same perimeter, and use special geometric terms to communicate clearly about shapes. The science standards stress the importance of using information, analyzing data, and validating experimental results. Relationships are investigated in interactions among the earth and its oceans and the earth and its atmosphere. Students will be introduced to basic principles of electrical energy and to the concept of current. The social studies standards require students to explore regions of the United States and the world. Historical, economic, and geographical concepts expand discussions on national topics, global issues, supply and demand, and the role of technology and geographic patterns. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.