4th Grade
Social Studies
  • SCI 4th Quarter

    This quarter will focus on energy, magnetism, and electricity.  Students will create a model that demonstrates a system transferring energy from one object to another; even if the objects are not touching each other. Then, they will develop an energy model that moves electric currents from place to place. Students will develop and use a model that demonstrates magnetic forces. Finally, we will use evidence to create an argument about the impact of renewable and nonrenewable resources to generate electricity.

    SS 4th Quarter

    This quarter will be about how the organization of colonies had a profound impact on the development of the United States. In this unit, students will examine reasons for different people coming to America as well as their reasons for settling in each geographical area. Students will compare colonies including the reason for the settlement, economics, geography, and belief systems. 


    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.”

  • SCI 1st quarter

    This quarter will focus on Earth and Space.  Earth and Space includes lessons on rocks, landforms, weather and climate, natural disasters, availability of water, and solutions to natural disasters.  Students will have access to real world videos and materials for a hands on learning experience.