South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.4. United States Studies to 1865
4-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of political, economic, and geographic reasons for the exploration of the New World.
The rewards that were reaped from the exploration of the New World far outweighed the risks that were involved. To understand the motivations for exploration and the cause-and-effect relationships between its risks and rewards, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
4-1.4. Summarize the accomplishments of the Vikings and the Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French explorers, including Leif Eriksson, Columbus, Hernando de Soto, Magellan, Henry Hudson, John Cabot, and La Salle.
4-5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of westward expansion of the United States and its impact on the institution of slavery.
The new century saw the United States transformed by exponential growth through land acquisitions in the West. This expansion resulted in harm to Native Americans and continued the debate on the "peculiar institution" of slavery. To understand the impact of westward expansion on the United States as a whole, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
4-5.1. Summarize the major expeditions that played a role in westward expansion including those of Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, and Zebulon Pike.
SC.4-SSLS. Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century
4-SSLS.1. Literacy Skills for Social Studies
4-SSLS.1.8. Cite details from a text to support conclusions made from that text.
4-SSLS.3. Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Subjects
4-SSLS.3.1. Cite details from a text to support conclusions made from that text.
4-SSLS.3.2. Interpret visual information to deepen his or her understanding.