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Skills available for Oklahoma fourth-grade social studies standards

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4.1 The student will describe the features of self-government and the role of citizens of the United States.

  • 4.1.1 Describe the concepts of democracy and representative government, including the rule of law, equality, the common good, and individual rights.

    • 4.1.1A Explain the concept of civic responsibilities, including respect for the law, the necessity for compromise, civic participation, and public service.

    • 4.1.1B Understand the necessity of respect for diversity of the individual and diversity of groups comprising American society.

  • 4.1.2 Compare powers exercised by the local, state, and national levels of governments, recognizing tribal sovereignty as a tribal nation's inherent right to self-govern.

  • 4.1.3 Summarize the role of citizens as responsible stewards of natural resources and the environment.

    • 4.1.3A Describe the benefits of participation in recycling and anti-littering activities.

    • 4.1.3B Identify present-day examples to conserve natural resources and the development of alternative, sustainable energy sources.

4.2 The student will examine the physical geography and environments of the United States.

4.3 The student will analyze the human characteristics of the United States and how geography impacts historic events.

4.4 The student will identify basic economic activities of the United States.

  • 4.4.1 Analyze how humans adapt to and modify their environments in order to survive and grow.

  • 4.4.2 Describe the patterns and networks of economic interdependence among regions of the United States.

    • 4.4.2A Identify and locate on a map the major cities of the United States, including their relative location to natural resources and transportation routes.

    • 4.4.2B Identify the major economic activities of each region of the United States by comparing how people satisfy their basic needs through the production of goods and services.

    • 4.4.2C Describe the relative location of natural resources, such as fossil fuels, minerals and soils, and their relationship to each region's major economic activities, including agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, energy, and services.

  • 4.4.3 Explain how economic activities can threaten the physical environment.

    • 4.4.3A Identify ways in which humans can change ecosystems, such as clearing forests, draining wetlands, and diverting waterways, by examining present-day issues related to the use of resources.

    • 4.4.3B Identify examples of changes in land use in local communities and how the physical environment can be stressed by human activities.