Oklahoma Academic Standards
Social Studies Practices PK-12
4 Read Critically and Interpret Informational Sources – Students will engage in critical, active reading of grade-level appropriate primary and secondary sources related to key social studies concepts, including frequent analysis and interpretation of informational sources.
4.A. Students will comprehend, evaluate, and synthesize textual sources to acquire and refine knowledge in the social studies.
4.B. Students will apply critical reading and thinking skills to interpret, evaluate, and respond to a variety of complex texts from historical, ethnic, and global perspectives.
4th Grade Content Standards
4.3. The student will analyze the human characteristics of the United States and how geography impacts historic events.
4.3.1. Identify and describe early settlement patterns of regions in the United States.
4.3.1.C. Summarize the reasons for key expeditions of North America by Spain, France, and England and their impact on the development of each region.