Social studies


Butterfly Social Studies Syllabus book for grade 4 is the only book in Pakistan of its kind that incorporates both civic and life skills in each chapter. These are some of the civic skills that are part of this first of its kind social studies book:

  1. Making decisions
  2. Referencing Time
  3. Giving oral presentation
  4. Taking and giving suggestions
  5. Focusing on goals
  6. Taking and giving suggestion
  7. Finding reasons

Here are some of the life skills that are incorporated in this book:

  1. Problem solving
  2. Self-discipline
  3. Self-Responsibility
  4. Communication
  5. Volunteering
  6. Empathy

Each chapter has interesting worksheets to help children develop the civic and life skills.

Content of the Book

Common Core Standards

Class 4 (Social Studies)

Students should be able to:



Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details:

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.






All chapters cover

Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

Most chapters cover


2.Craft and Structure

Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.




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Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.




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Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.




Eggs, Jewels and the Swimming Pool



Reading: Informational Text

Key Ideas and Details:

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.






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Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

The Socks

The Team

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Most chapters cover



Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.




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Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

The Right Decision

The Night Visitor




Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

By the end of year read and comprehends informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.





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Text Types and Purposes:

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.






My Neighbors and I

Free at Last


Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.




Most chapters cover

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

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Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

Yes Father!