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Skills available for Idaho fourth-grade social studies standards

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4.SS.1 History - Students in Grade 4 build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States, trace the role of migration and immigration of people in the development of the United States, and identify the sovereign status and role of American Indians in the development of the United States.

4.SS.2 Geography - Students in Grade 4 analyze the spatial organizations of people, places and environment on the earth's surface and trace the migration and settlement of human populations on the earth's surface.

4.SS.3 Economics - Students in Grade 4 explain basic economic concepts, identify different influences on economic systems, and explain the concepts of personal finance.

4.SS.4 Civics and Government - Students in Grade 4 build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system, the organization and formation of the American system of government, that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities, and the evolution of democracy.

  • 4.SS.4.1 Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.

  • 4.SS.4.2 Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.

    • 4.SS.4.2.1 Explain the significance of Idaho symbols and the unique tribal seal of each federally recognized tribe in Idaho.

    • 4.SS.4.2.2 Identify and explain the basic functions of state, local, and tribal governments.

    • 4.SS.4.2.3 Describe the governmental relationships between state, local, and tribal governments.

    • 4.SS.4.2.4 Identify the three branches of state government and explain the major responsibilities of each.

    • 4.SS.4.2.5 Discuss the governing structure of American Indian tribes in Idaho.

  • 4.SS.4.3 Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.

    • 4.SS.4.3.1 Name elected state officials.

    • 4.SS.4.3.2 Explain ways to contact elected state officials.

    • 4.SS.4.3.3 Identify ways people can monitor and influence the decisions and actions of their state and tribal governments.

  • 4.SS.4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.

    • 4.SS.4.4.1 Discuss the concepts of citizenship, popular sovereignty, respect for the individual, equality of opportunity, and personal liberty.

  • 4.SS.4.5 Build an understanding of comparative government.

4.SS.5 Global Perspectives - Students in Grade 4 build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

  • 4.SS.5.1 Build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

    • 4.SS.5.1.1 Analyze the roles and relationships of diverse groups of people from various parts of the world who have contributed to Idaho's cultural heritage and impacted the state's history.

    • 4.SS.5.1.2 Discuss the challenges experienced by people from various cultural, racial, and religious groups that settled in Idaho from various parts of the world.

    • 4.SS.5.1.3 Identify Idaho's role in the global economy.

    • 4.SS.5.1.4 Identify the diversity within Idaho's American Indian tribes and develop an awareness of the shared experiences of indigenous populations in the world.