Kansas Academic Standards
KS.KHGSS. Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies Standards
KHGSS.1. Choices have consequences.
1.3. The student will investigate examples of causes and consequences of particular choices and connect those choices with contemporary issues.
KHGSS.4. Societies experience continuity and change over time.
4.3. The student will investigate an example of continuity and/or change and connect that continuity and/or change to a contemporary issue.
4.4. The student will use his/her understanding of continuity and change to construct a model for contemporary reform.
KHGSS.5. Relationships among people, places, ideas, and environments are dynamic.
5.3. The student will investigate the relationship among people, places, ideas, and/or the environment and connect those relationships to contemporary issues.
5.4. The student will use his/her understanding of these dynamic relationships to create a personal, community, state, and/or national narrative.
KS.4. Kansas and Regions of the United States
4.H. History (H)
4.H.5. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (KCCRS RI.4.1)
4.H.6. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text. (KCCRS RI.4.3)
4.H.7. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade four topic or subject area. (KCCRS RI.4.4)
4.H.8. Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text. (KCCRS RI.4.5)
4.H.10. Write informative/explanatory text to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. (KCCRS W.4.2)
4.H.11. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (KCCRS W.4.9)
4.CG. Civics/Government (CG)
Sample Compelling Questions
4.CG.9. How does a citizen effect change in government? (Standard 5)