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Skills available for Georgia fourth-grade social studies standards

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SS4H Historical Understandings

SS4G Geographic Understandings

SS4CG Government/Civic Understandings

  • SS4CG1 Describe the meaning of:

    • SS4CG1.a Natural rights as found in the Declaration of Independence (the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness)

    • SS4CG1.b We the People from the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution as a reflection of consent of the governed or popular sovereignty

    • SS4CG1.c The federal system of government in the U.S. (federal powers, state powers, and shared powers)

    • SS4CG1.d Representative democracy/republic

  • SS4CG2 Explain the importance of freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

  • SS4CG3 Describe the structure of government and the Bill of Rights.

    • SS4CG3.a Describe how the three branches of government interact with each other (checks and balances and separation of powers), and how they relate to local, state, and federal government.

    • SS4CG3.b Identify and explain the rights in the Bill of Rights, describe how the Bill of Rights places limits on the powers of government, and explain the reasons for its inclusion in the Constitution in 1791.

SS4E Economic Understandings

  • SS4E1 Use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events.

    • SS4E1.a Describe opportunity cost and its relationship to decision-making across time (e.g., decisions to settle in the west).

    • SS4E1.b Explain how price incentives affect people's behavior and choices: decisions about what crops (e.g., cotton, and tobacco) to grow and products (e.g., textiles) to produce.

    • SS4E1.c Describe how specialization improves standards of living (e.g., differences in the economies in the North and South).

    • SS4E1.d Explain how voluntary exchange helps both buyers and sellers (e.g., Gold Rush mining towns).

    • SS4E1.e Describe how trade promotes economic activity (e.g., trade between the U.S. and Europe).

    • SS4E1.f Give examples of technological advancements and their impact on business productivity during the development of the United States (e.g., cotton gin, steamboat, steam locomotive, and telegraph).

  • SS4E2 Identify the elements of a personal budget (income, expenditures, and saving) and explain why personal spending and saving decisions are important.

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