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Skills available for Texas fourth-grade social studies standards

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  • 10 The student understands the basic economic activities of early societies in Texas and North America.

    • A explain the economic activities various early American Indian groups in Texas and North America used to meet their needs and wants such as farming, trading, and hunting; and

    • B explain the economic activities early immigrants to Texas used to meet their needs and wants.

  • 11 The student understands the characteristics and benefits of the free enterprise system in Texas.

  • 12 The student understands patterns of work and economic activities in Texas.

    • A explain how people in different regions of Texas earn their living, past and present, through a subsistence economy and providing goods and services;

    • B explain how geographic factors such as climate, transportation, and natural resources have influenced the location of economic activities in Texas;

    • C analyze the effects of exploration, immigration, migration, and limited resources on the economic development and growth of Texas;

    • D describe the impact of mass production, specialization, and division of labor on the economic growth of Texas;

    • E explain how developments in transportation and communication have influenced economic activities in Texas; and

    • F explain the impact of American ideas about progress and equality of opportunity on the economic development and growth of Texas.

  • 13 The student understands how Texas, the United States, and other parts of the world are economically interdependent.

    • A identify ways in which technological changes in areas such as transportation and communication have resulted in increased interdependence among Texas, the United States, and the world;

    • B identify oil and gas, agricultural, and technological products of Texas that are purchased to meet needs in the United States and around the world; and

    • C explain how Texans meet some of their needs through the purchase of products from the United States and the rest of the world.