SS History 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 history 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 History 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 History guide includes 79 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 history. 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 History Learning Roadmap Gr3-4 lesson guide includes separate lessons for Alexander Graham Bell, Galileo, and the Wright brothers. You could teach all three in conjunction with each other during a week dedicated to inventors and inventions. Feel free to be flexible and adjust when necessary to fit your unique needs!

SS History Learning Roadmap Gr3-4 lesson guide

The learning roadmap for the social studies history subjects includes 79 lesson plans. The topics vary from Women’s Suffrage to the Boston Tea Party to Michelangelo. 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 History Lessons

  • Gold Rush—This lesson introduces students to this interesting aspect of the Westward Movement in the United States. Students will learn about the its origins and significance. They will also discover what boomtowns were and why they turned into ghost towns. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.
  • History of Transportation—In this lesson, students will learn about the evolution of the ways people travel and transport goods around the world. They will discover why people use different modes of transportation. They will also discuss what the future holds in this regard. This lesson is for students in 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade.
  • Olympic History—Our Olympic History lesson plan explores the origins of the events of the Olympics. Students will discover how different the events in Ancient Greece were compared to modern-day Olympics. They will also learn what the purpose of the games was in ancient times and what it is now. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.

Additional information


3rd Grade, 4th Grade


Roadmap, Social Studies