SNC-Social Studies-Grade 4

    1. GRADE IV

 

Themes

Grade IV

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Citizenship

 

  • Citizenship (civic responsibilities)

 

  • Human rights

 

  • Diversity

By the end of the lesson students will be able to:

Citizenship

  • Define and differentiate between the terms citizen, global citizen, and digital/cyber citizenship.

Human rights

  • Define the term ‘Human Rights’.
  • Explain fundamental human rights.
  • Differentiate between rights and responsibilities.

Diversity

  • Define the term diversity and identify the key characteristics of diverse groups within a society.
  • Relate how diversity aids society to prosper.

Tolerance

  • Define the term ‘Tolerance’.
  • Describe the importance of living in harmony with each other by accepting differences (social and cultural).
  • Recognize the causes of disagreements at the personal and peer level, household and neighborhood level.

Activity 1:

Help students brainstorm and outline their rights and responsibilities towards each other within the classroom, emphasize the attributes of fairness, trustworthiness and honesty.

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  • Tolerance

 

  • Peace and conflict management

 

  • Common etiquettes

Create a display corner in class by pasting charts etc. with title, “good citizens”.

 

Children will paste the rules of being a good citizen of the class and school in the display corner.

 

http://www.tes.com/t eaching resource/rights-and-r esponsibilities-pairs- game-11038401

 

Activity 2:

Choose a model citizen. Make a card of their qualities as a good model. Share and paste in note book.

 

 

Activity 3:

  1. Tree Plantation Activity (Clean and Green Pakistan) in school or community.

 

  1. Discuss the ways to achieve a Clean and Green community

 

 

 

http://study.com/aca demy/lesson/indusva lleycivilization http://www.bbc.co.uk

/school/primaryhisto ry/indusvalley/games andtoys/html

Note: All suggested activities should be adapted related to learning needs of the students by class teacher.

 

Themes

Grade IV

Suggested Activities

Suggested links

 

Peace and conflict management

  • Define the term peace

and conflict.

  • Explain that attitudes affect and create conflict and peace.
  • Resolve conflicts through discussions.

Common etiquettes

  • Explain Civic Sense by giving examples (traffic rules, keep the environment clean, WASH)
  • Identify common etiquettes for example: good manners, politeness, respect for elders, helping others, dignity of labor, and discipline.

 

 

Culture

 

  • Definition and components of Culture

 

  • Diversity in cultures of Pakistan

Definition and components of Culture

  • Define culture and its components.
  • Recognize diverse cultures of Pakistan.
  • Describe the term “Interfaith Harmony” and how different minorities celebrate their festivals

Activity 1:

Visit the local museum and make a picture diary.

Activity 2:

Make a scrapbook and paste stamps/ coins, post cards or pictures of different countries.

 

  • The way we live together

 

  • Communication (media)

Diversity in cultures of Pakistan

  • Demonstrate respect for diversity in cultures of Pakistan in different regions.

 

The way we live together

  • Define the term nation

and nationality

  • Explain reasons for pride in being Pakistani and patriots.

Activity 3:

Make a scrap book and paste pictures of different cultural dresses.

 

Activity 4: Community projects may be made by the students so that they can get an opportunity to

volunteer and work for their community with responsibility and compassion e.g. encourage the students to donate gifts on the festivals of minorities.

 

Themes

Grade IV

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Communication

  • Define the term ‘communication’.
  • Identify the forms of communication and their importance. (art, language, letters,

e-mail, postcard, TV, radio, internet, computers, cell phone).

Activity 5: Discuss ways in which different

religions and faiths are similar in promoting peace and humanity.

Activity 6:

Get students to make charts (in groups) to depict the diversity of cultures in the Pakistani nation.

They could highlight the dress, cuisine, architecture, etc)

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube

.com/ Pakistan Attracting culture.

State and Government

 

  • State and Government

 

  • Constitution and Constitution of Pakistan

 

  • Rights and responsibilities of a citizen

 

  • Organs of Government

Formation of democratic government

State and Government:

  • Define State and Government.
  • Differentiate between State and Government

Constitution and Constitution of Pakistan:

  • Describe what is a Constitution?
  • Describe basic characteristics of the Constitution of Pakistan

Rights and responsibilities of a citizen

  • Recognize the rights and responsibilities of citizens as defined by Constitution.

Organs of Government

  • Describe the organs of a government
    • Legislature
    • Executive
    • Judiciary
  • Distinguish between rules and laws and how they help create a just and healthy political environment in a country.

Activity 1:

Draw a flowchart to show parliamentary system of government.

 

Activity 2:

Make a flow chart to classify the organs of government

 

Activity 3:

Enlist qualities that a good leader should have.

 

 

Themes

Grade IV

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Formation of democratic government

  • Describe the concept of democracy as the most popular system of government and describe why it is the preferred form
  • Define the term Leader and their qualities
  • Define the term General Elections
  • Describe the formation and function of political parties, how do they contest elections according to their Manifesto

 

 

History

 

  • The beginning of human civilization

 

  • Contribution of Federating Units in the making of Pakistan

 

  • Historical personalities of Pakistan

 

  • Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal and Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah

The beginning of civilization

  • Define History.
  • Identify early settlements and their areas.
  • Identify ancient civilizations along major rivers and coastal areas of the world (Mesopotamia, Nile Valley (Egyptian)and Indus valley along with their timeline)
  • Describe the advent, lifestyle and decline of (Mesopotamia, Egyptian and Indus valley).

Contribution of Federating Units in the making of Pakistan

  • Explain the region’s/province’s contribution in the creation of Pakistan.
  • Describe the role of minorities in the creation of Pakistan

Historical personalities of Pakistan

  • Describe the role of Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal and Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah in the creation of Pakistan

Activity 1:

Make a picture booklet with a title “My book on the beginning of civilization” and draw images of life in ancient times in any of these civilizations (Mesopotamia, Egyptian and Indus valley)

 

Activity 2:

Make tools and weapons of early civilization and color them.

 

Activity 3:

Make a timeline of Mesopotamia, Egyptian and Indus valley civilizations

 

 

 

Themes

Grade IV

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Geography

Globe and map skills:

  • Define the terms map and globe, and name the key elements of a map.
  • Define and locate the major land masses

/continents and oceans/seas

  • Recognize the concept of Direction by using the term “Cardinal Points” and Compass Directions with the help of a diagram
  • Explain the concept of BOLTS with the help of a map.

Major Land Forms of Pakistan

  • Identify major land forms and their types in Pakistan.

Interaction between land and people.

  • Explain the effect of the physical environment on the lifestyle of people in Pakistan.
  • Explain how human activities have changed the natural environment (e.g. deforestation, building dams, industry etc. (Positive and negative impact)
  • Identify different occupations of people (agriculture, mining and industry)
  • Describe the concept and need for food security in Pakistan

Weather and Climate

  • Define weather and climate.
  • Identify the elements of climate (temperature, rainfall, wind).
  • Identify the factors affecting climate

Activity 1:

The student will locate the seven continents and five oceans on the globe. Students will draw a map from their home to school, identifying various landmarks, depicting their observation and sense of direction.

Activity 2:

With the help of a torch as the sun and the globe as planet Earth, students will perform an activity to understand the concept of rotation of the earth and formation of day and night.

 

Activity 3: Refresh the environment by

planting more trees (each one plant one). Research the top ten air cleaning houseplants and find out if you can grow any of them in your classroom/house e.g. Palms, English Ivy, and Money Plant.

Activity 4:

Make a week’s weather chart of your city

http://www.kidsknow it.com/climates

  • Globe and map skills

 

 

  • Major Land Forms of Pakistan

 

 

  • Interaction between land and people

 

http://www.cyh.com/ games/hotpots/right s.html

 

  • Weather and climate

 

 

http://education.nati onalgeographic.org

  • Natural disasters and safety measure

 

 

  • Population

 

 

 

Themes

Grade IV

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Natural disasters and safety measures

  • Explain how common natural disasters occur (Floods, Earthquakes, Cyclones, Avalanches).
  • Identify safety measures that can be taken in case of natural disasters, specifically in the case of Earthquake (before, during and after).

 

Population

  • Define the terms Population and  Census.
  • Explain the importance of Census.
  • Describe the distribution of population in the region and give a map of the region/province.
  • Enlist the major problems caused by over population.
  • Identify the importance and interconnectedness of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Activity 5:

With your parents create a plan that will protect your family in the event of a natural disaster like earthquake/flood.

The plan should include steps to take Before, During and After a disaster.

 

Present your disaster plan in the form of an oral report or diagram to your class.

 

For example, Students can develop a chart for Earthquake safety and share it with their family.

Activity 6:

Collect the telephone numbers of emergency services in the area (police, fire brigade, ambulance) and display them on a chart.

 

 

Activity 7:

Practice Earthquake drills and Practice mock fire drill.

http://earthquake.us gs.gov/learn/kids

 

Activity 8:

With the help of the teacher, manage how wasted food can be distributed among the needy.

 

 

Activity 9:

Use of three R's (reduce, recycle and re-use) and think of ways to minimize use of plastic bags, bottles and products.

 

 

 

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Grade IV

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Activity 10:

Ask students to describe how water shortages would affect their life and what would the effects of poor hygiene on their lives and on their community

Activity 11:

  1. List at least 5 reasons why water should be used responsibly and discuss them in class.
  2. Discuss the importance of proper sanitation facilities.
  3. Generate a debate on how responsible use of water is linked to proper sanitation and hygiene.

 

Economics

 

  • The choices we make

 

  • Goods and services

 

  • Consumers and Producers

 

  • Trade

The choices we make

  • Define the term “Economics and economy of a country”.
  • Make economic choices according to one’s personal needs and resources

Goods and services

  • Define the terms Goods and Services and list some examples

Consumers and Producers

  • Differentiate between producers and consumers; and explain their interdependence
  • Define the term “Inflation” and how it effects purchasing power of people.

Trade

  • Define Trade and Business.
  • Identify the major imports and exports of Pakistan.

Activity 1:

Make a chart to identify goods and services, identify goods and services in the classroom, school, home, neighborhood etc.

 

Students will present their findings to the class teacher to elaborate by generating a discussion through questioning.

http://www.youtube. com/what is trading?

/tradimo-learn to trade.

 

 

http://www.youtube. com/thehistoryofmo ney(combined)

  • Entrepreneurship

 

  • Evolution of money
  • Bank

Activity 2:

Visit a shop or supermarket and get hands on experience in buying items in limited amount

Activity 3:

Learn to fill a cheque printed in your books.

 

 

 

Themes

Grade IV

Suggested Activities

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Entrepreneurship

  • Define and differentiate between different types of entrepreneurs.

Evolution of money

  • Apply economics and money management in personal life (pocket money, savings).

Bank

  • Define banking
  • Identify services provided by banks.

Activity   4: Brainstorm with students on what defines an entrepreneur. Have a box fixed with

different definitions right and wrong and ask them to select the correct definition of entrepreneur.

Activity 5:

Get students to identify different types of entrepreneurs and label them. Use pictures and puzzles for this activity.