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4th Grade Social Studies Project - Building a Theme Park


Posted Date: 10/22/2019

4th Grade Social Studies Project - Building a Theme Park

Students in Mrs. Pitts’s 4th grade Social Studies classes have been learning about maps and how to analyze them and interpret data based on the Earth’s surface.  Using this knowledge, students then applied their learning into designing a Theme Park.  Each group’s park had to include the components and data points they learned about in their map unit when creating the surface and dimensions of their park.

Teaching earth science concepts such as erosion, landforms, earthquakes, and volcanoes is a perfect time to help students develop map skills. Using a map key, understanding map scale, or even learning about topographic maps are all possible through the integration of earth science and social studies. Pairing the two also helps students see the utility in learning to read and analyze a variety of maps. To make the connection even clearer, Mrs. PItts designed this activity to allow students to apply their learning and incorporate engineering skills and creative abilities.