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Skills available for Nebraska fourth-grade social studies standards

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4.1 Civics

  • Forms and Functions of Government

    • 4.1.1 Synthesize and justify the structure and function of Nebraska's government.

      • 4.1.1.a Investigate and summarize the historical foundation and events that led to the formation and structure of Nebraska’s Constitution and government.

      • 4.1.1.b Analyze the origin, structure, and function of Nebraska’s state government.

      • 4.1.1.c Communicate how a bill becomes a law in the Nebraska unicameral.

      • 4.1.1.d Investigate and summarize the roles that leaders and other citizens serve in Nebraska to equitably represent all residents in the state.

      • 4.1.1.e Justify the importance of roles that leaders and citizens serve in Nebraska government.

  • Civic Participation

    • 4.1.2 Investigate how different perspectives impact government decisions at the state level.

      • 4.1.2.a Identify and model rights and responsibilities of citizens at the state level.

      • 4.1.2.b Investigate the meaning of state symbols, songs, and holidays.

      • 4.1.2.c Communicate background of Nebraska state holidays or historical events, their significance, and how they are recognized.

      • 4.1.2.d Identify and engage in opportunities to serve the state.

      • 4.1.2.e Explain how individuals and groups influence the way a state issue is viewed and resolved.

      • 4.1.2.f Analyze the decisions of state leaders and how they impact public policy.

4.2 Economics

4.3 Geography

  • Location and Place

  • Regions

    • 4.3.2 Compare the characteristics of places and regions and their impact on human decisions.

      • 4.3.2.a Identify criteria used to define regions in the state of Nebraska and the United States.

      • 4.3.2.b Classify regions and places within the state of Nebraska using physical and human features.

  • Human-Environment Interaction

    • 4.3.3 Explain how human and natural forces have modified different environments in Nebraska and how humans have adapted.

      • 4.3.3.a Identify physical processes that shape Nebraska’s features and patterns.

      • 4.3.3.b Identify examples of ecosystems in Nebraska and describe related environmental issues.

      • 4.3.3.c Describe the impact of extreme natural events on the human and physical environment in Nebraska.

      • 4.3.3.d Describe how humans have adapted to Nebraska's physical environment and use available natural resources.

  • Movement

    • 4.3.4 Compare and contrast the characteristics of culture statewide.

      • 4.3.4.a Compare and contrast patterns of culture within the state of Nebraska.

      • 4.3.4.b Compare and contrast population characteristics of the state of Nebraska.

  • Geospatial Skills and Geo-literacy

    • 4.3.5 Use geographic skills to make connections to issues and events.

      • 4.3.5.a Identify and evaluate how changes in human and physical geography have shaped Nebraska.

      • 4.3.5.b Explain the interrelationships of human or physical geographic characteristics of places in Nebraska.

4.4 History

  • Change, Continuity, and Context

    • 4.4.1 Investigate patterns of continuity and change over time in Nebraska.

      • 4.4.1.a Analyze the chronology of key state and/or regional events and communicate their impact on the past, present, and future.

  • Multiple Perspectives

    • 4.4.2 Analyze and explain multiple perspectives of events in Nebraska, including historically marginalized and underrepresented groups.

      • 4.4.2.a Compare and contrast primary and secondary sources to better understand multiple perspectives of the same event.

      • 4.4.2.b Identify and describe how various sources relate their perspectives of Nebraska history.

  • Historical Analysis and Interpretation

  • Historical Inquiry and Research

    • 4.4.4 Develop historical inquiry and research skills.

      • 4.4.4.a Construct and answer questions about Nebraska history.

      • 4.4.4.b Identify and cite primary and secondary sources to research the history of Nebraska.

      • 4.4.4.c Gather, analyze, and communicate historical information about Nebraska.