From the Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks: In Grade 4 students engage in the study of United States Geography as it relates to the regional cultural, economic, and political development of the United States. This approach supports in-depth inquiry through the examination and evaluation of multiple sources and allows students to explore regions of the United States supported by the disciplines of history, civics, and economics. The study of geography requires that students generate and research compelling questions such as:
How does where we live affect how we live?
How and why do places change over time?
What characteristics make groups of people unique?