South Dakota 4th Grade Lessons Aligned to the OSEU

The 4th grade exemplar lessons on this site were created by the following team during the summer of 2018.

2018 4th Grade / OSEU Lessons Team

Cheryl Hartman
Cecily McMacken
Karen McGuigan
Kolette Medicine
Valerie Shull
Patricia Simpson
Jodi Somers
Benjamin Steever
Kylie Steever
Laurie Williams-Hayes

Scott Simpson
Sharla Steever

Access 4th Grade OSEU Lessons HERE

All lessons are saved in the following format:   “OSEU-2-7-E-Act-and-React

OSEU 2 & 7 – The Essential Understanding(s) the lesson is built on (note that it is the general OSEU and not specific standards within the OSEU)

E – economics

Act and React – Lesson title

All lessons have South Dakota Social Studies content standards included within the individual lesson plans.  Lesson plans were created using the Inquiry Design Model.  Information about this model can be found at

Additional Resources:

4th Grade Social Studies “Open Textbook” Resource

OSEU-Aligned Lesson Reflective Tool