The Civil War is one of the new units that has been added to the fourth grade curriculum this year. It used to be a fifth grade unit, but has been moved to fourth with the new science and social studies standards implementation. We are so excited to have the opportunity to learn about this important event in our history, and how it helped to shape our country.
SS4H5 Explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War.
a. Identify Uncle Tom’s Cabin and John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry and explain how each of these events was related to the Civil War.
b. Discuss how the issues of states’ rights and slavery increased tensions between the North and South.
c. Identify major battles, campaigns, and events: Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Appomattox Court House.
d. Describe the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and William T. Sherman.
e. Describe the effects of war on the North and South.
SS4G1 Locate important physical and man-made features in the United States.
b. Locate major man-made features of the United States: New York City, NY; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; Gettysburg, PA; and the Erie Canal.
SS4E1 Use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events.
c. Describe how specialization improves standards of living (e.g., differences in the economies in the North and South).