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Skills available for Arkansas fourth-grade social studies standards

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  • 1 Students will analyze the impact of origins, structures, and functions of institutions on society and citizens.

  • 2 Students will analyze civic rights, roles, and responsibilities.

  • 3 Students will analyze the sources and functions of laws as well as the process of making and amending laws.

    • Processes, Rules, and Laws

      • C.3.4.1 Examine the creation and enforcement of rules and laws at the state level

      • C.3.4.2 Evaluate reciprocal relationships between people and rules, laws, and policies

      • C.3.4.3 Analyze group actions and responses to local and global problems


  • 4 Students will analyze economic decision making

    • Scarcity

      • E.4.4.1 Compare examples of scarcity from different regions in the state and nation

    • Costs and Benefits

      • E.4.4.2 Apply economic decision-making models when making decisions (e.g., PACED Decision Making Model)

  • 5 Students will analyze the exchange of goods and services and the role of producers, consumers, and government in the market place.

  • 6 Students will evaluate economic growth and stability.

    • Money

      • E.6.4.1 Compare methods of exchange in the United States and around the world

      • E.6.4.2 Describe the role of financial institutions in an economy (e.g., banks, credit unions, investment firms)

    • Public Goods and Services

    • Economic Factors

      • E.6.4.4 Discuss effects of unemployment, inflation, and price stability on the economy

  • 7 Students will analyze economic interdependence within a global economy.

    • Economic Interdependence

      • E.7.4.1 Illustrate ways trade has led to economic interdependence between Arkansas, other states, and other countries

      • E.7.4.2 Explain effects of increasing economic interdependence on different regions of the United States


  • 8 Students will use geographic representations and skills to become geographically-informed citizens.

    • Spatial Views of the World

      • G.8.4.1 Use geographic representations to examine the spatial organization of Arkansas citing relative and absolute location

      • G.8.4.2 Use thematic maps (e.g., climate, political, topographical) and other geographic representations to compare physical and human characteristics of a region to those of another region in the United States and the interactions that shape them

      • G.8.4.3 Construct maps and other graphic representations of Arkansas and the United States, including physical and human characteristics, title, legend, compass rose

  • 9 Students will analyze the interaction between humans and the environment.

    • Place, Region, and Culture

      • G.9.4.1 Analyze effects over time of human- generated changes in the physical environment (e.g., deforestation, dams, pollution)

      • G.9.4.2 Analyze ways cultural characteristics influence population distribution in regions of the United States and the world

      • G.9.4.3 Analyze ways environmental characteristics affect population distribution in Arkansas, the United States, and the world

  • 10 Students will interpret the spatial characteristics and patterns of human settlement.

    • Resources and Movement

      • G.10.4.1 Compare natural resources in various geographic regions to influence human settlement patterns

      • G.10.4.2 Determine effects of movement and distribution of people, goods, and ideas on various places using a variety of print and digital sources, geospatial technologies, and geographic representations

      • G.10.4.3 Compare push- pull- factors that influenced immigration to and migration within the United States

  • 11 Students will compare global places and regions and the connections between them.

    • Changing Spatial Patterns

      • G.11.4.1 Describe global connections created through increased trade, transportation, communication, and technology

      • G.11.4.2 Analyze ways communities cooperate in providing relief efforts during and after natural and human-made disasters