SS Geography Learning Roadmap Gr3-4


Learn Bright learning roadmaps provide an excellent schedule to follow for teaching our lesson plans. Whether you are a teacher in a classroom or a homeschooler, these outlines will help you keep track of the subjects you need to teach your students. This roadmap explores geography topics within the social studies subject category for students in 3rd grade and 4th grade.

Using the roadmap for each subject, you can figure out which lessons to teach and when. Some roadmaps provide a few additional lesson plans that you can use if you find that your students need extra practice, or if you have more time to fill. The roadmaps are a guide and are not meant to hold you to a rigid agenda. You can adjust as you wish to meet your specific needs and objectives.

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What our lesson guides include

Overview: The SS Geography Learning Roadmap Gr3-4 lesson guide introduces students to concepts and material that explore these unique areas of social studies. Students will study a number of varying subjects that align with NCSS standards. In total, the SS Geography guide includes 62 lessons.

Learn Bright learning roadmaps are useful tools for organizing your teaching agenda, whether in the classroom or at home. The social studies roadmaps are divided into general subject areas: civics, economics, geography, and history. This roadmap includes the lessons for the 3-4 grade band in geography. It lists the lessons in alphabetical order, and you will find the grade band associated with the lesson below the lesson title. Note that some lessons fall into more than one subject area or grade band.

Teaching Schedule

Because there is no national standard for teaching topics related to social studies, you can choose any number of these lessons to teach your students throughout the years. Many lessons relate well to each other, and you may benefit from teaching multiple lessons at the same time. For instance, the SS Geography Learning Roadmap Gr3-4 lesson guide includes separate lessons for the ancient civilizations of Rome, Greece, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. You could teach all four in conjunction with each other. Feel free to be flexible and adjust when necessary to fit your unique needs!

SS Geography Learning Roadmap Gr3-4 lesson guide

The learning roadmap for the social studies geography subjects includes 62 lesson plans. The topics vary from pyramids to the Berlin Wall to the 13 original colonies. The state educational standards for every lesson, which align with NCSS standards, are on the individual lesson product pages. Below is a short list of lessons from this roadmap. Each lesson contains a brief description that explains what students will learn.

Social Studies Geography Lessons

  • Columbus and America–This lesson explores the events surrounding Christopher Columbus’s travels to the American continent. Students will learn about the impact this journey had. They will also discover interesting facts about Columbus, his life and voyages, and how he contributed to connecting Europe to the Americas. This lesson is for students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.
  • Statue of Liberty—In this lesson, students learn about some of the history surrounding this beautiful and iconic monument. They will discover interesting facts about Lady Liberty and her significance. They will also learn about the statue’s lasting importance to more than just American society.
  • United States Territories—Students will learn about the various places in the world that are not actually states. Some of the places they will learn about are American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students will also discover a few facts about each territory. This lesson is for students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.

Additional information


3rd Grade, 4th Grade


Roadmap, Social Studies