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Skills available for North Dakota fourth-grade social studies standards

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1 Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.

2 Students understand important historical events.

  • 4.2.1 Identify the symbols (i.e., bird, flower, flag, tree) that represent North Dakota

  • 4.2.2 Use chronological terms (i.e., decade, century, generation)

  • 4.2.3 Identify similarities and differences between past events and current events in North Dakota (e.g., in the lives of people from different cultures past and present)

  • 4.2.4 Use chronological order and sequence to describe the cause-and-effect relationships of historical events and periods in North Dakota (e.g., how the railroads led to settlements in the state)

  • 4.2.5 Identify the contributions of prominent individuals (e.g., Teddy Roosevelt, La Verendrye, Rough Rider Award winners) to North Dakota

  • 4.2.6 Describe the daily lives (e.g., roles, shelter, significance of buffalo) of the first inhabitants of North Dakota

  • 4.2.7 Explain the significance of fur trading in North Dakota (e.g., Hudson Bay, Charbonneau, American Fur Company, LaVerendrye)

  • 4.2.8 Explain the significance of the Lewis and Clark expeditions (e.g., Corps of Discovery, Sacagawea) in North Dakota history

  • 4.2.9 Explain reasons for settlement in North Dakota (e.g., railroads, Bonanza farms, Homestead Act)

  • 4.2.10 Explain the significance of agriculture in North Dakota history (e.g., immigration, railroads)

  • 4.2.11 Describe the effects of changes in industry, agriculture, and technology in North Dakota (e.g., energy production, transportation, farming methods)

3 Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.

  • 4.3.1 Describe the impact of education, training, and health care on personal income

  • 4.3.2 Identify ways that natural resources (e.g., soil, minerals, trees, fish, people) contribute to the economy of the local community and North Dakota

  • 4.3.3 Explain the impact of tourism on North Dakota's economy (e.g. revenue for our state, jobs created, tourist sites--Fort Lincoln, Peace Gardens, Medora, Lake Sakakawea, Devils Lake)

  • 4.3.4 Identify principal exports of North Dakota (e.g., crops, energy, livestock)

4 Students understand the development, functions, and form of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.

  • 4.4.1 Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of a citizen in North Dakota (e.g., obedience to laws, the right to vote)

  • 4.4.2 Identify the basic roles of the three branches of North Dakota government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

  • 4.4.3 Identify the characteristics of a sovereign nation in terms of tribal government in North Dakota

5 Students understand and apply concepts of geography.

6 Students understand the importance of culture, individual identity, and group identity.