In fourth grade, the focus of social studies instruction is the geography and
history of our home state, Virginia. We will begin the year with a brief
review of mapping skills. We will then study our state's geography, the First
Americans, Jamestown, Colonial Virginia, the American Revolution, the New
Nation, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Movement, 20th Century
Virginia, and our state's government. Students will take the Virginia Studies
SOL test in the final weeks of the 2012-2013 school year.