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Skills available for Illinois fourth-grade social studies standards

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Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries

Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence

Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action

  • Communicating Conclusions

    • SS.IS.6.3-5 Construct and critique arguments and explanations using reasoning, examples, and details from multiple sources.

  • Critiquing Conclusions

    • SS.IS.7.3-5 Identify a range of local problems and some ways in which people are trying to address these problems.

  • Taking Informed Action

    • SS.IS.8.3.3-5 Use listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures to decide on and take action in their classroom and school.

SS.CV Civics

  • Understand Political Systems, With an Emphasis on the United States

    • Civic and Political Institutions

    • Participation and Deliberation: Applying Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles

      • SS.CV.3.4 Identify core civic virtues (such as honesty, mutual respect, cooperation, and attentiveness to multiple perspectives) and democratic principles (such as equality, freedom, liberty, respect for individual rights) that guide our state and nation.

    • Processes, Rules, and Laws

      • SS.CV.4.4 Explain how rules and laws change society and how people change rules and laws in Illinois.

SS.EC Economics and Financial Literacy

SS.G Geography

  • Geographic Representations

    • No standard in fourth grade

  • Human-Environment Interaction

    • SS.G.2.4 Analyze how the cultural and environmental characteristics of places in Illinois change over time.

  • Human Population

    • SS.G.3.4 Describe some of the current movements of goods, people, jobs, or information to, from, or within Illinois, and explain reasons for the movements.

  • Global Interconnections

    • No standard in fourth grade

SS.H History