Fourth Grade Lesson Plans

Describing colonial life part one

fixed clock 30 Minutes
VaDepartEd_logo VS.4: The student will demonstrate             knowledge of life in the Virginia colony bye)   describing everyday life in colonial Virginia.
Notebook
Pencil
Print outs of slave quarters, lower class homes and upper class homes
Doc cam to project pictures
White board to write down descriptions
This lesson allows the students to explore the differences of social classes housing.

Describing colonial life part one

Describing colonial life part two

fixed clock 45-50 Minutes
VaDepartEd_logo VS.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of life in the Virginia colony by e)   describing everyday life in colonial Virginia
4.6    The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
4.7    The student will write cohesively for a variety of purposes.
4.8    The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraphing.
4.9     The student will demonstrate comprehension of information resources to research a topic.
Group assignments
Basket to put the different sites in that the students can choose from
Sample letter
Sample pamphlet
Computers
Homework from the night before
This lesson gives the students the chance to explore why it is important to protect historic sites.

 Describing colonial life part two

Describing colonial life part three

fixed clock 60-90 Minutes
VaDepartEd_logo VS.4     The student will demonstrate knowledge of life in the Virginia colony by
e)     describing everyday life in colonial Virginia.
4.2     The student will make and listen to oral presentations and reports.
4.6     The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
4.7     The student will write cohesively for a
variety of purposes.
4.8     The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, spelling, punctuation,sentence structure, and paragraphing.
4.9     The student will demonstrate
comprehension of information resources to
research a topic.
Grading Rubric
This lesson allows the students to present an argument on why it is important to save a specific site.

Describing colonial life part three

Additional Materials:

Handout of different homes in Virginia