Indiana Academic Standards for Fourth Grade Social Studies

African American History
African-American history is the branch of American history that specifically discusses the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
American Landmarks
American landmarks are places that have been important in American history. Some of them are natural landmarks like Grand Canyon, some are memorials like Lincoln Memorial, some are important buildings and some are battle sites like Gettysburg. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
American Symbols & Holidays
FreeThere are many things that are symbols of America. There are also holidays that Americans celebrate every year: Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother's Day Read more...iWorksheets: 8Study Guides: 6
Colonial Life
People came to this New World for many reasons: religious freedom, political freedom, adventure, hope of land and money. They came to a land that was hard to live in. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Famous Americans
There are many people who have had an impact on American history. These people were often common, ordinary people who did something special. Many helped to change our country by what they did. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Famous Explorers
From Columbus’ discovery of the Americas to Hillary’s quest up Mount Everest, the names of these famous explorers will remain important for centuries. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Immigration
An immigrant is a person who comes to live in another country. Immigrants came to live in the United States for many reasons Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Local Government
Local government is the county, city, town, or village government. Government workers are elected by the people who live in the city, town, or county. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Map Skills
A map is a picture of a place. We use maps to help us know where things are. In order to use a map, you need to know a few things. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Pioneer Life
Pioneers are the first people who settle in an area. People traveled west to explore new parts of the U.S. during the 1800s. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Presidential History
The president is the highest leader in the U.S. Each president is elected to office for a four year term. A president can then be reelected for another term. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Review Grades 1-4
Experiences that provide for the study of people, places and environments
Experiences that provide for the study of interactions among individuals, groups and institutions
Experiences that provide for the study of global connections and independence
What is Government and what should it do? Read more...
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States & Capitals I
Each of the 50 states of the United States has a capital city. The capital city is the place where the state government is located. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
States & Capitals II
Each of the 50 states has a capital city. The capital city is the place where the state government is located. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Tall Tales
How do you know if a story is a tall tale? While you are reading, ask these 3 questions: Is this full of exaggerations? Does the main character overcome a very hard thing? Is the hero “larger than life”? Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
The Presidency
Presidential term, duties, home, Cabinet Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
U.S. Congress
History of the United States: Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
U.S. Constitution
“We the People…”. The Constitution was drafted by James Madison and then discussed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787. Each of the 13 states could send delegates to this convention. Constitution became an important document for America, since it set up many ideas by which the U.S. is now governed. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
U.S. Presidents
FreeThe president is the highest leader in the United States. Each president serves a four year term and then can be re-elected for one more term. Read more...iWorksheets: 5Study Guides: 1
U.S. Senate
What is the Senate? The Senate is one of the two houses of Congress. The other house is the House of Representatives. Congress is the legislative branch of government. Congress meets in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. There are two senators from each state, with 100 total senators. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Westward Expansion
Lewis and Clark, Homestead Act of 1862, Pony Express, John Fremont, Oregon Trail, Louisiana Purchase. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

IN.4. Indiana in the Nation and the World

4.1. History: Students trace the historical periods, places, people, events and movements that have led to the development of Indiana as a state.

Historical Knowledge - American Indians and the Arrival of Europeans to 1770
4.1.1. Identify and compare the major early cultures that existed in the region that became Indiana prior to contact with Europeans.
Native People of the U.S.
Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
First Americans
It is believed that the first human beings came from Asia. Thousands of years ago, a bridge of land connected Asia and North America. The first Americans crossed the bridge of land from Asia to North America. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
4.1.2. Identify and describe historic Native American Indian groups that lived in Indiana at the time of early European exploration, including ways these groups adapted to and interacted with the physical environment.
Native People of the U.S.
Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
First Americans
It is believed that the first human beings came from Asia. Thousands of years ago, a bridge of land connected Asia and North America. The first Americans crossed the bridge of land from Asia to North America. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Historical Knowledge - The American Revolution and the Indiana Territory: 1770s to 1816
4.1.4. Summarize and explain the significance of key documents in Indiana’s development from a United States territory to statehood.
Local & State Government
The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Historical Knowledge - Statehood: 1816 to 1851
4.1.5. Identify and explain the causes of the removal of Native American Indian groups in the state and their resettlement during the 1830s.
Native People of the U.S.
Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
First Americans
It is believed that the first human beings came from Asia. Thousands of years ago, a bridge of land connected Asia and North America. The first Americans crossed the bridge of land from Asia to North America. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Historical Knowledge - The Civil War Era and Later Development: 1850 to 1900
4.1.7. Explain the roles of various individuals, groups, and movements in the social conflicts leading to the Civil.
Citizenship and Government
Concepts and ideals such as: individual dignity, liberty, justice, equality, individual rights, responsibility, majority and minority rights, and civil dissent. Citizens' rights and responsibilities. Plan of government. Bill of rights. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Growth of a Nation
During the first half of the 1800's, the United States of America began to take its place in the World. The new nation grew in area and population. Technology changed the way in which people lived and worked. Nationalism, an intense feeling of loyalty to a person's nation, increased. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
Time Lines
What is a Time Line? A time line is a horizontal or vertical line divided into sections usually by years, decades, or centuries. A time line shows important events in history arranged in chronological order. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Famous Americans
FreeWho are some famous Americans we should know? Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Benjamin Banneker, Davy Crockett, Cesar Chavez, Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Susan B. Anthony, Paul Revere, Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Helen Keller, and John Glenn. Read more...iWorksheets :5Study Guides :1
Civil War
Confederacy, Emancipation Proclamation, Antietam, union, plantations, slavery, abolishing slavery, Bull Run, American Red Cross, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Abraham Lincoln. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Southeastern Region US
The twelve states in the Southeastern Region are Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The region is known for its many rivers. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

4.2. Civics and Government: Students describe the components and characteristics of Indiana’s constitutional form of government; explain the levels and three branches of Indiana’s government; understand citizenship rights and responsibilities; investigate civic and political issues and problems; use inquiry and communication skills to report findings in charts, graphs, written and verbal forms; and demonstrate responsible citizenship by exercising civic virtues and participation skills.

Foundations of Government
4.2.1. Explain the major purposes of Indiana’s Constitution as stated in the Preamble.
Local & State Government
The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets :3
State Government
State government is much like the federal government. There are 3 branches: executive, legislative and judical. This gives a system of checks and balances, to make sure that no one party gets too much power. Each state has its own Constitution. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
4.2.2. Describe individual rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the right to public education, which people have under Article I of Indiana’s Constitution.
Local & State Government
The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Functions of Government
4.2.3. Identify and explain the major responsibilities of the legislative (Article 4), executive (Article 5), and judicial branches (Article 7) of state government as written in the Indiana Constitution.
Local & State Government
The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets :3
U.S. Court System
Federal and state courts, Constitution, jury, verdict, justices. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
State Government
State government is much like the federal government. There are 3 branches: executive, legislative and judical. This gives a system of checks and balances, to make sure that no one party gets too much power. Each state has its own Constitution. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
4.2.4. Identify major state offices, the duties and powers associated with them, and how they are chosen, such as by election or appointment.
Local & State Government
The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets :3
State Government
State government is much like the federal government. There are 3 branches: executive, legislative and judical. This gives a system of checks and balances, to make sure that no one party gets too much power. Each state has its own Constitution. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of Citizens
4.2.5. Give examples of how citizens can participate in their state government and explain the right and responsibility of voting.
Citizenship and Government
Concepts and ideals such as: individual dignity, liberty, justice, equality, individual rights, responsibility, majority and minority rights, and civil dissent. Citizens' rights and responsibilities. Plan of government. Bill of rights. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Effective Decision Making
Decisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the Citizens
FreeA citizen is an official member of a community.
A citizen has rights and responsibilities.
There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...
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Local & State Government
The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Purposes of Government
Government representatives, fundamental rights, majority, citizen Read more...iWorksheets :3
Election Process
The United States presidential election is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia cast ballots for members of the Electoral College, known as electors. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Government and Political Systems
A government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
4.2.6. Define and provide examples of civic virtues in a democracy.
Roles of the Citizens
FreeA citizen is an official member of a community.
A citizen has rights and responsibilities.
There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...
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American Citizenship
A citizen is a person who lives in a community. Citizenship refers to the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of any community. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Local & State Government
The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets :3
4.2.7. Use a variety of resources to take a position or recommend a course of action on a public issue relating to Indiana’s past or present.
Local & State Government
The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets :3

4.3. Geography: Students explain how the Earth/sun relationship influences the climate of Indiana; identify the components of Earth’s physical systems; describe the major physical and cultural characteristics of Indiana; give examples of how people have adapted to and modified their environment, past and present; identify regions of Indiana, and compare the geographic characteristics of Indiana with states and regions in other parts of the world.

The World in Spatial Terms
4.3.1. Use latitude and longitude to identify physical and human features of Indiana.
Middle Western Region US
The twelve states in the Middle Western Region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This region, often called "the heartland," is located in the center of the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
4.3.2. Estimate distances between two places on a map when referring to relative locations.
Middle Western Region US
The twelve states in the Middle Western Region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This region, often called "the heartland," is located in the center of the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Places and Regions
4.3.3. Locate Indiana on a map as one of the 50 United States. Identify and describe the location of the state capital, major cities and rivers in Indiana.
Middle Western Region US
The twelve states in the Middle Western Region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This region, often called "the heartland," is located in the center of the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
4.3.4. Map and describe the physical regions of Indiana and identify major natural resources and crop regions.
Middle Western Region US
The twelve states in the Middle Western Region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This region, often called "the heartland," is located in the center of the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Physical Systems
4.3.5. Explain how glaciers shaped Indiana’s landscape and environment.
Middle Western Region US
The twelve states in the Middle Western Region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This region, often called "the heartland," is located in the center of the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
4.3.6. Describe Indiana’s landforms (lithosphere), water features (hydrosphere), and plants and animals (biosphere).
Middle Western Region US
The twelve states in the Middle Western Region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This region, often called "the heartland," is located in the center of the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
4.3.7. Explain the effect of the Earth/sun relationship on the climate of Indiana.
Middle Western Region US
The twelve states in the Middle Western Region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This region, often called "the heartland," is located in the center of the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Environment and Society
4.3.12. Create maps of Indiana at different times in history showing regions and major physical and cultural features; give examples of how people in Indiana have modified their environment over time.
Middle Western Region US
The twelve states in the Middle Western Region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This region, often called "the heartland," is located in the center of the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

4.4. Economics: Students study and compare the characteristics of Indiana’s changing economy in the past and present.

4.4.4. Explain that prices change as a result of changes in supply and demand for specific products.
Economics
Understanding of how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate scarce resources, how major decision-making units function in the United States and other national economies, and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and nonmarket mechanisms. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Goods and Services
Goods are things that are made or grown and then sold.
Services are the jobs people do for others. Read more...
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Industrialization/Economics
An Industrial Revolution is a change in the way goods are manufactured. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
4.4.8. Define profit and describe how profit is an incentive for entrepreneurs.
Economics
Understanding of how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate scarce resources, how major decision-making units function in the United States and other national economies, and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and nonmarket mechanisms. Read more...iWorksheets :3
4.4.10. Explain how people save, develop a savings plan, and create a budget in order to make a future purchase.
Income and Earning
Income is money that people earn from working. It is also referred to as wages or salaries. Earning is receiving money for work done or services performed. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
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