Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Grade 4 NEW JERSEY Edition invites students to be a participant in New Jersey's story from its earliest peoples to the challenges of today. Each unit is developed around the BIG IDEAS of social studies that help students focus and gain a deeper understanding of the New Jersey Academic Content Standards. The New Jersey program builds geographic mastery with map and chart skills, offers reading skills and strategies to reinforce Reading/Language Arts, and integrates Dinah Zike's Foldables(TM) to help students improve comprehension. This program also features rich literature selections, primary sources, and Readers' Theaters that bring New Jersey history alive, citizenship pages that show real-life participation in democracy, and biographies that help students learn about the lives of people who have made a difference throughout New Jersey's history. The program includes New Jersey Academic Content Standards for each lesson, as well as built-in New Jersey Test Preparation in every unit assessment.