Louisiana Social Studies Standards — Grade 4


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4.1.1

Construct timelines of historical events

4.1.2

Use timelines to explain how changes over time have caused movement of people or expansion of boundaries in the United States

4.1.3

Use appropriate vocabulary of time

4.1.4

Produce clear and coherent writing to: compare and contrast past and present viewpoints on a given historical topic conduct simple research summarize actions/events and explain significance differentiate between the 5 regions of the United States

4.1.5

Explain the historical significance of U.S. political symbols

4.1.6

Define and distinguish between primary and secondary sources

4.1.7

Summarize primary resources and explain their historical importance

4.2.1

Explain how early explorations affected the expansion of boundaries and development in the United States

4.2.2

Cite evidence to support the key contributions and influence of people in the history of the United States

4.2.3

Explain the voluntary migration of people and its significance in the development of the boundaries of the United States

4.2.4

Draw conclusions about the relationship of significant events in the history of the United States to the expansion of democracy in the United States

4.2.5

Use the concepts melting pot, salad bowl, and cultural mosaic to explain the impact of immigration on population growth and diversity in the United States

4.3.1

Explain how inventions and new processes affected the lives of people, migration, and the economy of regions of the United States

4.4.1

Locate and label continents, oceans, the poles, hemispheres, and key parallels and meridians on a map and globe

4.4.2

Locate and label on a map the major physical features of each of the five regions of the United States and summarize how they affect the climate, economy, and population of each region

4.4.3

Identify the states of each of the five regions of the United States

4.4.4

Measure approximate distance on a map using scale to the nearest hundredth mile

4.4.5

Determine the approximate longitude and latitude coordinates of various locations in the United States

4.4.6

Interpret various types of maps using a key/legend, compass rose including cardinal and intermediate directions, latitude/longitude, and scale

4.4.7

Use mental mapping to construct a map of the United States regions and the world to include map elements (title, compass rose, legend/key, scale)

4.5.1

Compare and contrast the distinguishing physical characteristics of the five regions of the United States

4.5.2

Analyze how physical characteristics of a region shape its economic development

4.5.3

Identify and explain how the physical characteristics of a region influenced human settlement

4.6.1

Illustrate how natural processes have created and/or changed the physical characteristics of places in the United States

4.6.2

Describe the human impact on the land and bodies of water of the five regions of the United States

4.7.1

Identify and summarize significant changes that have been made to the United States Constitution through the amendment process

4.7.2

Explain the significance of key ideas contained in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights

4.7.3

Identify and analyze the basic purposes and necessity of government as identified in the Preamble to the United States Constitution

4.7.4

Differentiate between the structure and function of the three branches of federal government

4.8.1

Identify the key requirements to become a United States citizen

4.8.2

Differentiate between citizens rights, responsibilities, and duties

4.8.3

Describe the qualities of a good citizen and how good citizenship contributes to the United States democracy

4.8.4

Explain how good citizenship can solve a current issue

4.9.1

Develop a logical argument to support the choice of a particular want after all needs are met

4.9.10

Analyze the benefits of increasing skills and knowledge in order to meet needs and wants

4.9.2

Identify examples of human, natural, and capital resources and explain how these resources are used to produce goods and provide services

4.9.3

Define the terms profit and risk and explain how they relate to each other

4.9.4

Investigate the relationship between supply, demand, and price

4.9.5

Describe how government pays for goods and services through taxes and fees

4.9.6

Summarize the roles of households, businesses, jobs, banks, and governments in the economy

4.9.7

Explain why individuals and businesses engage in barter and trade

4.9.8

Differentiate between money (currency), checks, debit cards, and credit cards and identify advantages and disadvantages of each type of monetary exchange

4.9.9

Define budget, income, and expense and explain the benefits of making and following a budget