Delaware Standards for Social Studies — Grade 4

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Students will understand that governments have a variety of structures and exist for many purposes and that in America these are explained in the United States and State constitutions


Students will understand that the United States government is divided into executive, legislative, and judicial branches, each with specific responsibilities and powers.


Students will understand that the principle of due process protects American citizens by requiring the government to pass and follow fair laws and use fair procedures to execute and enforce those laws


Students will understand that a society based on the ideal of individual liberty requires a commitment on the part of its citizens to the principles of civic responsibility and personal civility.


Students will apply the fundamental rights and protections of American citizens guaranteed in the Bill of Rights to everyday situations.


Students will understand that in order to select effective leaders, citizens have to become informed about candidates' qualifications and the issues of the day.


Students will identify and employ the formal and informal methods by which democratic groups function.


Students will understand that prices in a market economy are determined by the interaction of supply and demand.


Students will understand that consumers and producers in a market economy make economic choices based on supply and demand.