Utah flag
Skills available for Utah fourth-grade social studies standards

Standards are in black and IXL social studies skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

Showing alignments for:


I Geography

  • 1 Classify major physical geographic attributes of Utah.

  • 2 Analyze how physical geography affects human life in Utah.

    • a Identify population concentrations in the state and infer causal relationships between population and physical geography.

    • b Classify the distribution and use of natural resources.

    • c Compare the development of industry and business in Utah as it relates to its physical geography (e.g., mining, oil, agriculture, tourism).

    • d Make inferences about the relationships between the physical geography of Utah and the state's communication and transportation systems (e.g., trails, roads, telegraph, rail lines).

    • e Examine the interactions between physical geography and public health and safety (e.g., inversions, earthquakes, flooding, fire).

    • f Explain how archaeology informs about the past (e.g., artifacts, ruins, excavations).

  • 3 Analyze how human actions modify the physical environment.

    • a Describe how and why humans have changed the physical environment of Utah to meet their needs (e.g., reservoirs, irrigation, climate, transportation systems and cities).

    • b Explain viewpoints regarding environmental issues (e.g., species protection, land use, pollution controls, mass transit, water rights, trust lands).

    • c Outline the development of recreation in Utah since 1900 (e.g., sports, tourism, state, and national parks).

    • d Make data-supported predictions about the future needs of Utahns and the natural resources that will be necessary to meet those needs.

II History

III Civics and Government