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Skills available for Iowa fourth-grade social studies standards

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Constructing Compelling Questions

  • SS.4.1 Explain how a compelling question represents key ideas in the field.

Constructing Supporting Questions

  • SS.4.2 Use supporting questions to help answer the compelling question in an inquiry.

Gathering and Evaluating Sources

Developing Claims and Using Evidence

  • SS.4.3 Cite evidence that supports a response to supporting or compelling questions.

Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions

  • SS.4.4 Construct responses to compelling questions using reasoning, examples, and relevant details.

Taking Informed Action

  • SS.4.5 Identify challenges and opportunities when taking action to address problems, including predicting possible results.

  • SS.4.6 Use a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions about and act on civic problems in their classrooms.

BS Behavioral Sciences

CG Civics/Government

E Economics

  • Engage in Economic Decision Making

    • E.SS.4.11 Describe how scarcity requires a person to make a choice and identify costs associated with that choice.

  • Critique Exchange and Markets

    • E.SS.4.12 Using historical and/or local examples, explain how competition has influenced the production of goods and services.

    • E.SS.4.13 Compare and contrast different ways that the government interacts with the economy.

  • Evaluate the National Economy

FL Financial Literacy

  • Create a Saving and Spending Plan

    • FL.SS.4.15 Identify factors that can influence people’s different spending and saving choices.

  • Measure Risk Management Tools

    • FL.SS.4.16 Determine the consequences of sharing personal information with others.

G Geography

  • Create Geographic Representations

    • G.SS.4.17 Create a geographic representation to illustrate how the natural resources in an area affect the decisions people make.

  • Evaluate Human Environment Interaction

  • Analyze Human Population Movement and Patterns

    • G.SS.4.19 Explain influences on the development and decline of different modes of transportation in U.S. regions.

H History