4th Grade  - OUSD Social Studies Curriculum on Newsela  

OUSD 4th graders use Newsela to access our custom Social Studies curriculum that focuses on California history. This online curriculum is aligned to California Common Core state standards, and consists of individual articles that are adjusted to each student's reading level. Students and teachers can access Newsela through Clever. To provide feedback on the Social Studies curriculum on Newsela, click here.


California History:

Early Years

Chapter 1

Physical and Human Features that Define California

Chapter 2

Pre-Contact Settlements and People

Chapter 3

European Exploration and Colonial History


California History:

18th and 19th Centuries

Chapter 4

Missions, Ranchos, and the Mexican War for Independence

Chapter 5

The Gold Rush and Statehood

Chapter 6

California as Agricultural and Industrial Power


California History:

20th and 21st Centuries

Chapter 7

California in a Time of Expansion

Chapter 8

California in the Post-War Era: Immigration, Technology, and Cities

4th Grade Social Studies - Scope and Sequence
OUSD- Production Printable Resources

OUSD Newsela Tutorial Video


Oakland USD Newsela Cheat Sheet