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Skills available for Mississippi fourth-grade social studies standards

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Domestic Affairs

Global Affairs

  • 3 Describe and illustrate geographic aspects of a region using fundamental geographic vocabulary.

Civil Rights/Human Rights

  • 4 Understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of Mississippi citizens.

    • a Distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behaviors of a responsible citizen (e.g., courteous public behavior, respect for the rights and property of others, tolerance, self-control, participation in the democratic process, and respect for the environment, etc.).

    • b Identify historical figures (e.g., Fannie Lou Hamer, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr., etc.), circumstances (e.g., slavery, abolition, segregation and integration, etc.), and conditions (e.g., The Great Migration, Trail of Tears, Women's Suffrage, etc.) related to the struggle for civil/human rights in Mississippi and their impact on Mississippi's society.

    • c Compare and contrast the benefits and challenges of unity and diversity among citizens of Mississippi.


  • 5 Understand how geographic and environmental factors influence life and work.

    • a Compare the resources and scarcity of resources in a local region to other regions of Mississippi (e.g., Delta's rich soil vs. coastal waters).

    • b Describe the division of labor within Mississippi (e.g., government, industry, and agriculture).

    • c Describe the opportunity cost of choices made within Mississippi (e.g., cotton farming vs. soy bean farming, pasture land vs. industrial development, beaches vs. casinos, landfills vs. parks, etc.).

    • d Explain the benefits and challenges of global trade for Mississippi.

    • e Explain the connections between Mississippi and other states (e.g., economic and political borders such as the Natchez Trace, the Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico, etc.).

    • f Describe the economic impact of natural disasters (e.g., hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.).


  • 6 Understand diversity in Mississippi.

    • a Describe the history of people who first lived in Mississippi.

    • b Identify the Mississippi artists, musicians and writers who have an impact on the state, nation and world.

    • c Analyze the impact and interactions among all groups throughout the history of Mississippi (e.g., European American, African American, Asian American, Native American, Hispanic, etc.).