They will analyze the impact of the Oregon-California Trail, Santa Fe Trail, and Pony Express Route on continuity and change in the United States and compare these routes with transportation routes in other regions of the country.
civic and cultural leaders (e.g., Black Bear Bosin, Charles Curtis, Robert Dole, Wyatt Earp, Amelia Earhart, Dwight Eisenhower, Langston Hughes, Alf Landon, Carry A. Nation, Gordon Parks, William Allen White)
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade four topic or subject area.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
Write informative/explanatory text to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.