4th Grade
Social Studies
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    This quarter will focus on American Indians. Students will compare different Native American groups who were living in the Americas prior to the age of exploration. Students will compare cultures and values and determine causes of the rise and fall of each civilization. Students will compare each Native American civilization based on their geographical region.

    Critical Race Theory- What to Know

    At the May 25th Board Meeting, we said: “The topic of critical race theory is not one Deer Valley embraces, nor is it in any of our district curriculum guides. There are no plans to adjust this position in the future as we teach to the academic standards given to us by the Arizona Department of Education.”

Science
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    This quarter will focus on Life. When the environment changes in ways that affect a place’s physical characteristics, temperature, or availability of resources, some organisms survive and reproduce, others move to new locations, yet others move into the transformed environment, and some die. Fossils provide evidence about the types of organisms (both visible and microscopic) that lived long ago and also about the nature of their environments. Fossils can be compared with one another and to living organisms according to their similarities and differences. Changes in an organism’s habitat are sometimes beneficial to it and sometimes harmful.