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Skills available for Texas fourth-grade social studies standards

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  • 14 The student understands how people organized governments in different ways during the early development of Texas.

    • A compare how various American Indian groups such as the Caddo and the Comanche governed themselves; and

    • B identify and compare characteristics of the Spanish colonial government and the early Mexican governments and their influence on inhabitants of Texas.

  • 15 The student understands important ideas in historical documents of Texas and the United States.

    • A identify the purposes and explain the importance of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the Texas Constitution, and other documents such as the Meusebach-Comanche Treaty;

    • B identify and explain the basic functions of the three branches of government according to the Texas Constitution; and

    • C identify the intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights (Celebrate Freedom Week).