Missouri Learning Standards
MO.4.PC1. Knowledge of the principles expressed in documents shaping constitutional democracy in the United States
4.PC1.A. Purpose and principles of the Declaration of Independence
4.PC1.A.a. With assistance, read and analyze the text of the Declaration of Independence to determine important principles that it contains including inalienable rights, government by the consent of the governed and the redress of grievances.
4.PC1.F. Knowledge of the symbols of our state and the nation.
4.PC1.F.a. Recognize and explain the significance of national symbols associated with historical events and time periods being studied.
MO.4.GS2. Knowledge of principles and processes of governance systems.
4.GS2.A. Purposes and roles of government
4.GS2.A.a. Explain how the purpose and roles of government were debated c. early settlements to 1800.
MO.4.H3. Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of Missouri and the United States.
4.H3.E. Political developments and reform movements in the U.S.
4.H3.E.a. Describe the historical context for the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
4.H3.E.b. Explain how the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights affected people in the United States prior to c. 1800
MO.4.TS7. Knowledge of the use of tools of social science inquiry
4.TS7.B. Use visual tools to communicate information and ideas.
4.TS7.B.a. Use visual tools and informational texts to interpret, draw conclusions, make predictions, and communicate information and ideas with guidance and support, as needed.