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1 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 role of American Indians in the development of the United States.

  • 1.1 Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.

    • 4.SS.1.1.1 Describe ways that cultural groups influenced and impacted each other.

    • 4.SS.1.1.2 Explain the role of missionaries in the development of Idaho.

  • 1.2 Trace the role of migration and immigration of people in the development of the United States.

    • 4.SS.1.2.1 Identify the major groups and significant individuals and their motives in the western expansion and settlement in Idaho.

    • 4.SS.1.2.2 Describe the role of the discovery of gold and other minerals in the settlement of Idaho.

    • 4.SS.1.2.3 Analyze and describe the immigrant experience in Idaho.

    • 4.SS.1.2.4 Analyze and describe how the westward expansion impacted the American Indians in Idaho.

  • 1.3 Identify the role of American Indians in the development of the United States.

    • 4.SS.1.3.1 Identify American Indian tribes in Idaho: Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, and Shoshone-Paiute Tribes and current reservation boundaries.

    • 4.SS.1.3.2 Discuss that although there are five federally recognized tribes in Idaho, there are many others in the state.

    • 4.SS.1.3.3 Identify characteristics of American Indian tribes and other cultural groups in Idaho.

    • 4.SS.1.3.4 Compare and contrast how Idaho American Indian life today differs from the life of these same groups many years ago.

    • 4.SS.1.3.5 Identify how American Indian tribes in Idaho governed themselves.

    • 4.SS.1.3.6 Describe American Indian cultural materials and their use in everyday life.

    • 4.SS.1.3.7 Identify current issues related to American Indians in present day Idaho.

2 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.

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

4 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.

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

  • 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.

    • 4.SS.4.2.2 Describe the difference between state, local, and tribal governments.

    • 4.SS.4.2.3 Identify and explain the basic functions of state 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 current governmental organization of American Indian tribes in Idaho.

  • 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 representatives at the legislative and executive branches.

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

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

  • 4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.

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

5 Students in Grade 4 build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

  • 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.