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.

Fall

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

Winter

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

Spring

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 Newsela Tutorial Video

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Oakland4th5th.mp4
Oakland USD Newsela Cheat Sheet