Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. Colonial Life

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Tennessee Standards

TN.4.1. Culture: Culture encompasses similarities and differences among people including their beliefs, knowledge, changes, values, and traditions. Students will explore these elements of society to develop an appreciation and respect for the variety of human cultures.
4.1.01. Understand the diversity of human cultures.
4.1.01.b. Explain how European settlers created a new culture.
4.1.spi. Performance Indicators State:
4.1.spi.2. Identify cultural groups who inhabited North America in the 17th century (i.e., Puritans, Quakers, Spanish, French).
TN.4.2. Economics: Globalization of the economy, the explosion of population growth, technological changes and international competition compel students to understand both personally and globally production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Students will examine and analyze economic concepts such as basic needs versus wants, using versus saving money, and policy making versus decision making.
4.2.02. Give examples of the interaction of groups, businesses, and governments in a market economy.
4.2.02.b. Identify major industries of colonial America.
4.2.02.c. Explain the economic patterns of early European colonial governments and their relationships with foreign governments.
4.2.03. Understand fundamental economic concepts.
4.2.03.b. Describe the relationship of price to supply and demand and how it affected early American history.
4.2.spi. Performance Indicators State:
4.2.spi.3. Identify major industries of Colonial America using a map of the original 13 colonies.
TN.4.3. Geography: Geography enables the students to see, understand and appreciate the web of relationships between people, places, and environments. Students will use the knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts within the six essential elements of geography: world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society, and the uses of geography.
4.3.02. Recognize the interaction between human and physical systems around the world.
4.3.02.b. Explain how the major river systems affected the development of early settlements.
TN.4.4. Governance and Civics: Governance establishes structures of power and authority in order to provide order and stability. Civic efficacy requires understanding rights and responsibilities, ethical behavior, and the role of citizens within their community, nation, and world.
4.4.01. Discuss the structure and purposes of governance.
4.4.01.c. Compare the systems of government of early European colonists.
4.4.02. Describe the Constitution of the United States and the Tennessee State Constitution in principle and practice.
4.4.02.a. Identify examples of representative government in the American colonies, including the Mayflower Compact, Iroquois League, and the Virginia House of Burgesses.
TN.4.5. History: History involves people, events, and issues. Students will evaluate evidence to develop comparative and causal analyses, and to interpret primary sources. They will construct sound historical arguments and perspectives on which informed decisions in contemporary life can be based.
4.5.05. Era 2 -Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763): Understand the place of historical events in the context of past, present and future.
4.5.05.a. Compare and contrast different stories or accounts about past events, people, places, or situations, identifying how they contribute to our understanding of the past.
4.5.05.b. Detail the growth and change in the European colonies during the two centuries following their founding with an emphasis on New England and Virginia.
4.5.05.d. Understand the role of religion in the English colonies such as the evolution of religious freedom and the treatment of religious dissenters.
4.5.spi. Performance Indicators State:
4.5.spi.11. Interpret a visual contrasting life before and after the American Revolution (i.e., education, family size, transportation, politics).
4.5.spi.5. Determine the reasons for colonial settlement (i.e., religious, economic, individual freedom).
TN.4.6. Individuals, Groups, and Interactions: Personal development and identity are shaped by factors including culture, groups, and institutions. Central to this development are exploration, identification, and analysis of how individuals and groups work independently and cooperatively.
4.6.spi. Performance Indicators State:
4.6.spi.1. Recognize how groups work cooperatively to accomplish goals and encourage change (i.e., American. Revolution, founding of Tennessee, the failure of the Articles of Confederation, colonies).