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| In social studies, the 3rd and 4th graders in elementary school come mainly to learn about their communities. This further develops what students have learned in the class of life skills in grades 1 and 2, as well as lays the foundation for what they will learn in social studies classes later on. Social studies classes are sometimes coordinated with the period of integrated study.
Social studies classes in grades 3 and 4, attempt to get students to observe and research rural natural environs, social environments, industries, security institutions, and regular lives and then to arrange their findings for presentation.