Social Studies 4

  • Name:

    Social Studies 4 (SS4)

  • Department:

    Grade 4

  • Semesters:

    1 (semester course)

    Students have 52 weeks to complete.

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Social Studies 3 (SS3)

Social Studies 4


Not available after 21-22

In this course, students will expand their understanding of the world by focusing on global history, geography, and culture through the lens of a Biblical worldview. Emphasis will be placed on key people, events, and developments throughout the world from the Renaissance to 1900. This course will emphasize reading comprehension, writing, research, and analytical skills through the lense of a Biblical worldview.


In Social Studies 4, we will learn about the history of the world from 1400 through 1900 by immersing ourselves in the themes of each time period. As we travel through time, we will build a continuous timeline to visualize how time periods intermingle. While learning about history, we will look at the influence of sin and the work of God throughout the ages. We begin at the end of the middle ages and dive head first into celebrating human life during the Renaissance. Continuing on, we become mariners, sailing the open seas, discovering new lands, and spreading Christianity during the age of exploration. We will learn about the church and God’s truth during the reformation, become royalty during the Elizabethan period, become thinkers during the age of Enlightenment, become settlers during the birth of a new nation, and become inventors and factory workers during the industrial revolution. This 18 week course is chock full of projects, interactive lessons, games, and virtual field trips to the Mariners museum in Boston, the Globe Theatre in London, the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, Ellis Island in New York, and so many more!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

NorthStar Academy (NSA) is a fully accredited online, private, college preparatory Christian school offering students in 4th-12th grades a rigorous and high quality academic program taught by highly qualified, mission-minded, Christian educators in a supportive and encouraging environment.

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