Alaska flag
Skills available for Alaska fourth-grade social studies standards

Standards are in black and IXL social studies skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

Show alignments for:


A A student should be able to make and use maps, globes, and graphs to gather, analyze, and report spatial (geographic) information.

B A student should be able to utilize, analyze, and explain information about the human and physical features of places and regions.

C A student should understand the dynamic and interactive natural forces that shape the earth's environments.

  • 1 analyze the operation of the earth's physical systems, including ecosystems, climate systems, erosion systems, the water cycle, and tectonics;

  • 2 distinguish the functions, forces, and dynamics of the physical processes that cause variations in natural regions; and

  • 3 recognize the concepts used in studying environments and recognize the diversity and productivity of different regional environments.

D A student should understand and be able to interpret spatial (geographic) characteristics of human systems, including migration, movement, interactions of cultures, economic activities, settlement patterns, and political units in the state, nation, and world.

E A student should understand and be able to evaluate how humans and physical environments interact.

  • 1 understand how resources have been developed and used;

  • 2 recognize and assess local, regional, and global patterns of resource use;

  • 3 understand the varying capacities of physical systems, such as watersheds, to support human activity;

  • 4 determine the influence of human perceptions on resource utilization and the environment;

  • 5 analyze the consequences of human modification of the environment and evaluate the changing landscape; and

  • 6 evaluate the impact of physical hazards on human systems.

F A student should be able to use geography to understand the world by interpreting the past, knowing the present, and preparing for the future.