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Skills available for Oklahoma fourth-grade social studies standards

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1 The student will develop and demonstrate Common Core informational text reading literacy skills.

2 The student will develop and demonstrate Common Core writing literacy skills.

  • A Text Types and Purposes

    • 1 Write opinion pieces on United States Regional and History topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

    • 2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

    • 3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

  • B Production and Distribution of Writing

    • 4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

    • 6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

    • 7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of United States regional geography and history.

    • 8 Recall and gather relevant information from experiences or print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

    • 9 Draw evidence from literary or informational social studies texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

  • C Range of Writing

    • 10 Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of social studies tasks, purposes, and audiences.

3 The student will develop and demonstrate Common Core speaking and listening skills.

  • A Comprehension and Collaboration

    • 1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 4 United States Regional Geography and History topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    • 2 Paraphrase portions of a social studies text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

    • 3 Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points regarding a social studies topic.

  • B Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • 4 Report on a social studies topic or text, tell a social studies related story in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; and speak clearly at an understandable pace.

    • 5 Add audio recordings and visual displays to social studies presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

1 The student will analyze the physical, cultural, political, economic, and the historic features and places of the regions of the United States.

2 The student will examine Native American groups and European explorations and settlements impacting the development of the major regions of the United States.

  • 1 Identify the major Native American groups and their ways of life in each region including traditional housing and economic activities, customs and storytelling, viewpoints on land usage and ownership, and their contributions to American culture and history.

  • 2 Examine and summarize the reasons for the key expeditions of Spain, France, and England and their impact on the development of each region including the explorers Columbus, Ponce de León, Desoto, Coronado, Marquette and Jolliet, LaSalle, Cabot, Hudson, Drake, and Raleigh.

  • 3 Summarize how France, Spain, England, Russia, and the Netherlands culturally influenced different regions of the United States in which they settled including regional place names, architectural features, customs, and language.

  • 4 Identify and evaluate instances of both cooperation and conflict between Native American groups and European settlers arising from the Columbian Exchange including agriculture, trade, cultural exchanges, military alliances, wars, and control of territory.