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Skills available for Kentucky fourth-grade social studies standards

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Government and Civics

  • Enduring Knowledge – Understandings

    • SS-4-GC-U-1 the government of Kentucky was formed to establish order, provide security and accomplish common goals.

    • SS-4-GC-U-2 the Constitution of Kentucky establishes a government of limited powers that are shared among different levels and branches.

    • SS-4-GC-U-3 all citizens of Kentucky have rights and responsibilities as members of a democratic society, including civic participation.

    • SS-4-GC-U-4 fundamental values and principles of American representative democracy are expressed in Kentucky's Constitution.

  • Skills and Concepts

    • SS-4-GC-S-1 demonstrate an understanding of the nature of government:

      • a explore basic functions of state government (e.g., to establish order, to provide security and to accomplish common goals)

      • b explain and give examples of services state governments provide (e.g., state police and fire protection, state parks, highway maintenance, snow removal)

      • c describe how the state government provides services to its citizens (e.g., collecting taxes)

      • d describe the structure of state government (e.g., the executive, legislative and judicial branches) and explain why power is shared among different branches

      • e investigate and give examples of state laws and explain their purpose

    • SS-4-GC-S-2 explore rights and responsibilities:

      • a describe, give examples, and compare rights and responsibilities

      • b describe the benefits of citizenship and find examples of citizenship in current events/news media

    • SS-4-GC-S-3 use information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental) to explain basic democratic principles (e.g. life, liberty, pursuit of safety and happiness, acquiring and protecting property) found in Kentucky's Constitution

Cultures and Societies

  • Enduring Knowledge – Understandings

  • Skills and Concepts

    • SS-4-CS-S-1 develop an understanding of the nature of culture:

      • a explore and compare cultural elements (e.g., beliefs, traditions, languages, skills, literature, the arts) of diverse groups (e.g., Native Americans and early settlers) in the early settlement of Kentucky

      • b examine the influences/contributions of diverse groups in Kentucky

    • SS-4-CS-S-2 investigate social institutions (e.g., family, government, economy, education, religion) in Kentucky and explain their functions

    • SS-4-CS-S-3 describe conflicts that occurred between diverse groups (e.g., Native Americans and the early settlers) in the settlement of Kentucky

    • SS-4-CS-S-4 investigate and compare culture/cultural events of diverse groups in Kentucky today with the past using information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental)

Economics

Geography

Historical Perspective

  • Enduring Knowledge – Understandings

    • SS-4-HP-U-1 history is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature and a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources) are needed to analyze and understand historical events.

    • SS-4-HP-U-2 the history of Kentucky can be analyzed by examining the connected events shaped by multiple cause-effect relationships, tying past to present.

    • SS-4-HP-U-3 the history of Kentucky has been impacted by significant individuals, groups and advances in technology.

  • Skills and Concepts

    • SS-4-HP-S-1 demonstrate an understanding of the nature of history using a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources):

      • a investigate and chronologically describe (e.g., timelines, charts) significant events in Kentucky history, from early development as a territory to development as a state

      • b interpret and describe events in Kentucky's history in terms of their importance

      • c examine cause and effect relationships that influenced Kentucky's history

      • d explain reasons that different groups of people explored and settled in Kentucky

      • e investigate the influences/contributions of diverse groups to the culture of Kentucky today

    • SS-4-HP-S-2 use information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental):

      • a examine and compare factual and fictional accounts of historical events in Kentucky's history

      • b investigate change over time (e.g., transportation, communication, education, technology, lifestyles and conditions) in Kentucky's history

      • c describe the significance of historical documents, symbols, and songs related to Kentucky's history (e.g., Kentucky's Constitution, state flag, state song)