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Skills available for Missouri fourth-grade social studies standards

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1 Knowledge of the principles expressed in documents shaping constitutional democracy in the United States

2 Knowledge of principles and processes of governance systems

3 Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of Missouri and the United States

4 Knowledge of economic concepts and principles

  • 4.A Knowledge of basic economic concepts

    • 4.A.1 Compare and contrast saving and financial investment.

    • 4.A.2 Explain the relationship between profit and loss in economic decisions

    • 4.A.3 Distinguish among natural, capital and human resources.

  • 4.B Understanding the consequences of economic decisions

    • 4.B.1 Conduct a public cost-benefit analysis.

  • 4.C Understanding various types of taxes and their purposes

    • 4.C.1 Explain how the government utilizes taxes to provide goods and services.

  • 4.D Factors that influence the economy

    • 4.D.1 Explain factors, past and present, that influence changes in state and regional economies.

5 Knowledge of major elements of geographical study and analysis and their relationship to changes in society and the environment

6 Knowledge of relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions

7 Knowledge of the use of tools of social science inquiry

  • 7.A Identify, select, analyze, and evaluate resources to create a product of social science inquiry

    • 7.A.1 Select, analyze, and evaluate primary and secondary social studies ' sources with guidance and support.

    • 7.A.2 Analyze and use artifacts to share information on social studies' topics.

  • 7.B Use visual tools to communicate information and ideas

    • 7.B.1 Use visual tools and informational texts to interpret, draw conclusions, make predictions, and communicate information and ideas with guidance and support, as needed.

    • 7.B.2 Create products such as maps, graphs, timelines, charts and models, diagrams etc. to communicate information and understanding.

  • 7.C Understanding and supporting fact, opinion, bias and point of view in sources.

  • 7.D Conducting and presenting research with appropriate resources.

    • 7.D.1 With assistance, conduct and present social studies' research to an audience using appropriate sources.

  • 7.E Developing a research plan and identifying resources

    • 7.E.1 Generate compelling research questions about a social studies' topic.

    • 7.E.2 Apply a research process to a compelling social studies' question.

    • 7.E.3 Identify and use appropriate resources for investigating a compelling social studies' question.

  • 7.F Conducting and presenting research with appropriate resources

    • 7.F.1 Research an appropriate social studies' question and share results with an audience.

  • 7.G Supporting a point of view