Course Description

This course will guide you through typical curriculum expectations for the fourth grade level. This includes the recommended national standards for eight academic disciplines. National standards are voluntary only, and each teacher should check with state and local school districts for any mandatory curriculum requirements.

The first lesson provides an overview of the fourth grade year, including child development and learning needs, teaching tips and parent communication. The second lesson covers how to approach curriculum design, the role of the teacher, teaching to different learning styles, and how to make assessment part of the curriculum.

Lessons 3 – 10 address eight common academic subjects, each with sections on curriculum standards, suggested activities, and teaching tips:

Lesson 3: Reading and English Usage (Includes literature)

Lesson 4: Writing

Lesson 5: Mathematics

Lesson 6: Science

Lesson 7: Social Studies

Lesson 8: Art

Lesson 9: Music and Movement

Lesson 10: Creative Dramatics

We include tips on designing curriculum and lesson plans that move away from passive, lecture-and-textbook-centered teaching to more active style teaching. Studies show that interactive teaching models engage students' natural curiosity, build on what they already know, and help students find ways to apply new knowledge to the real world.

Fourth graders still like to play; teachers can capture that physical energy with active teaching lessons that help students learn with understanding. Teachers can also experiment with incorporating creative movement and artistic lessons with traditional academic subjects to create rich learning environments.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize 4th grade curriculum requirements.
  • Describe the processes and challenges of creating curriculum for the fourth grade
  • Identify and summarize the fourth grade curriculum requirements for writing, reading and English usage, mathematics, science, and social studies.
  • Identify and summarize the fourth grade curriculum requirements for art, music, and creative dramatics.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduction Assignment 1 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Lesson 8 Exam 10 points
Lesson 9 Exam 10 points
Lesson 10 Exam 10 points
The Final Exam 35 points
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