Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. African American History

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Virginia Standards of Learning

VA.SS.VS. Virginia Studies
Civil War and Postwar Eras
VS.7. The student will demonstrate an understanding of the issues that divided our nation and led to the Civil War by:
VS.7.a. Explaining the major events and the differences between northern and southern states that divided Virginians and led to secession, war, and the creation of West Virginia.
VA.SS.USI. United States History to 1865
Civil War: 1861 to 1865
USI.9. The student will apply social science skills to understand the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War by:
USI.9.e. Describing critical developments in the war, including the location of major battles.
VA.SS.USII. United States History: 1865 to the Present
Reconstruction: 1865 to 1877
USII.3. The student will apply social science skills to understand the effects of Reconstruction on American life by:
USII.3.a. Analyzing the impact of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States and how they changed the meaning of citizenship.
Turmoil and Change: 1890s to 1945
USII.6. The student will apply social science skills to understand the social, economic, and technological changes of the early twentieth century by:
USII.6.c. Examining art, literature, and music from the 1920s and 1930s, with emphasis on Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Georgia O’Keeffe, and the Harlem Renaissance.
The United States since World War II
USII.9. The student will apply social science skills to understand the key domestic and international issues during the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries by:
USII.9.a. Examining the impact of the Civil Rights Movement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the changing role of women on all Americans.
VA.SS.VUS. Virginia and United States History
Skills
VUS.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
VUS.1.a. Synthesizing evidence from artifacts and primary and secondary sources to obtain information about events in Virginia and United States history.
VUS.1.d. Constructing arguments, using evidence from multiple sources.
VUS.1.e. Comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives in Virginia and United States history.
VUS.1.f. Explaining how indirect cause-and-effect relationships impact people, places, and events in Virginia and United States history.
VUS.1.g. Analyzing multiple connections across time and place.
VUS.1.h. Using a decision-making model to analyze and explain the incentives for and consequences of a specific choice made.
VUS.1.j. Investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.
Civil War and Reconstruction
VUS.7. The student will apply social science skills to understand the Civil War and Reconstruction eras and their significance as major turning points in American history by:
VUS.7.b. Evaluating and explaining the significance and development of Abraham Lincoln’s leadership and political statements, including the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation and the principles outlined in the Gettysburg Address.
VUS.7.e. Evaluating and explaining the political and economic impact of the war and Reconstruction, including the adoption of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
Industrialization
VUS.8. The student will apply social science skills to understand how the nation grew and changed from the end of Reconstruction through the early twentieth century by:
VUS.8.d. Analyzing the impact of prejudice and discrimination, including “Jim Crow” laws, the responses of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, and the practice of eugenics in Virginia.
The United States since World War II
VUS.13. The student will apply social science skills to understand the social, political, and cultural movements and changes in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century by:
VUS.13.c. Explaining how the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the 1963 March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) had an impact on all Americans.
VA.SS.GOVT. Virginia and United States Government
Skills
GOVT.6. The student will apply social science skills to understand local, state, and national elections by:
GOVT.6.e. Describing how amendments have extended the right to vote.