Nevada State Standards for Social Studies — Grade 4


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C13.4.1

Identify and discuss examples of rules, laws, and authorities that keep people safe and property secure in the state of Nevada.

C13.4.2

Explain that democracy involves voting, majority rule, and setting rules.

C13.4.3

Describe the criteria for Nevada citizenship

C13.4.4

Discuss the symbolic importance of the Pledge of Allegiance.

C13.4.5

Explain why we celebrate Nevada Day.

C14.4.1

Describe the relationship between classroom and school rules.

C14.4.2

Name the current President of the United States.

C14.4.3

Name the current governor of Nevada

C14.4.4

Explain why local governments are created.

C14.4.5

Name the three branches of state government.

C14.4.6

Understand the role of courts.

C15.4.1

Describe the qualities of a leader.

C15.4.2

Define and give examples of state and local interest groups.

C15.4.3

Identify sources of information people use to form an opinion.

C16.4.1

Identify their county, city, state, and country

E10.4.1

Discuss how the discovery of silver in Nevada affected the forms of money in circulation.

E10.4.2

Identify instances in which people might pay interest or receive interest.

E10.4.3

Discuss reasons people use banks.

E10.4.4

Define productive resources

E11.4.1

Identify a for-profit and a notfor-profit organization in the community and a service each provides.

E11.4.2

Define entrepreneur and identify those individuals in Nevada.

E11.4.3

Describe resources that are limited in Nevada and ways in which resources are shared.

E12.4.1

Define imports and exports.

E12.4.2

Identify goods that would not be readily available in Nevada without international trade.

E9.4.1

Give examples of incentives and determine whether they are positive or negative.

E9.4.2

Give reasons why consumers choose to buy more of a good or service, i.e., when prices are low, and when they choose to buy less, and when prices are high.

E9.4.3

Give reasons why producers choose to sell more of a good or service, i.e., when a price is high, and when they choose to sell less, and when its price is low.

E9.4.4

Identify factors within an individuals control that can affect the likelihood of employment.

E9.4.5

Explain why all those who trade must benefit from the trade, using an example such as trading lunch items.

G5.4.1

Identify and use intermediate directions on a compass rose to locate places on a map of Nevada.

G5.4.2

Identify spatial patterns on a map of Nevada, i.e., deserts, mountains, population.

G5.4.3

Construct a map of Nevada displaying human and physical features.

G5.4.4

Utilize different types of Nevada maps, i.e., population and physical maps, to understand spatial distribution.

G6.4.1

Describe the distinguishing features of historical regions in Nevada, i.e., Native American tribal territories, pioneer trails, and settlement areas.

G6.4.2

Identify regional changes in Nevada over time.

G6.4.3

Identify and describe the diversity and cultural traditions of Nevadas people, i.e., Native Americans, Basque communities.

G6.4.4

Show how regional change in Nevada from decade to decade has affected characteristics of place, i.e., plows allow farmers to prepare the land for planting, pick axes assist in mining operations.

G6.4.5

Locate the counties and county seats of Nevada.

G6.4.6

Identify the equator, Prime Meridian, and the International Date Line.

G7.4.1

Describe differences in population distribution within Nevada regions.

G7.4.2

List examples of movements of people, goods, and ideas into and across Nevada

G7.4.3

Describe differences among rural, suburban, and urban settlement in Nevada.

G7.4.4

Describe historical and current economic issues in Nevada using geographic resources, i.e., illustrate demographic changes due to mining and gaming.

G7.4.5

Describe why types of organizations may differ by geographic region in Nevada.

G8.4.1

Describe ways physical environments affect human activity in Nevada using historical and contemporary examples.

G8.4.2

Describe how technologies altered the physical environment in Nevada, and the effects of those changes on its people.

G8.4.3

Explore the impact of human modification of Nevadas physical environment on the people who live there.

G8.4.4

Identify natural hazards in Nevada and their impact on the population.

G8.4.5

Describe the distribution patterns of natural resources in Nevada.

H1.4.1

Describe the lifestyles of Nevadas Desert Archaic people.

H1.4.2

Define hunter-gatherer.

H1.4.3

Describe the lifestyles of Nevadas Native American cultures

H1.4.4

Discuss the interactions of pioneers with the Great Basin Indians.

H1.4.5

Identify contributions of immigrants in Nevada.

H2.4.1

Discuss examples of compromise and conflict within Nevada, i.e., Pyramid Lake Wars, water allocation, Sagebrush Rebellion.

H2.4.2

Describe the experiences of pioneers moving west.

H2.4.3

Identify explorers and settlers in pre-territorial Nevada.

H2.4.4

Identify the diverse population of Nevadas early settlers and discuss their unique experiences.

H2.4.5

Explain the symbols, mottoes, and slogans related to Nevada, i.e., Battle Born, the state seal, and Silver State.

H2.4.6

Explain how United States conflicts affected life and society in Nevada.

H3.4.1

Compare and/or contrast their daily lives with children in Nevadas past.

H3.4.2

Recognize that communities include people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, and who make contributions to Nevada.

H3.4.3

Define social responsibility.

H3.4.4

Explain how advances in technologies have impacted Nevada, i.e., railroads, mining, and gaming.

H3.4.5

Discuss major news events on the local and state levels.

H4.4.1

Describe the economic and cultural influence other nations have on the state of Nevada.