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Louisiana Standards for Fourth Grade Social Studies

LA.CIV. Civics

4.7. Government and Political Systems: Students explain the structure and purposes of government and the foundations of the United States’ democratic system using primary and secondary sources.

4.7.1. Identify and summarize significant changes that have been made to the United States Constitution through the amendment process
4.7.2. Explain the significance of key ideas contained in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights
4.7.3. Identify and analyze the basic purposes and necessity of government as identified in the Preamble to the United States Constitution
4.7.4. Differentiate between the structure and function of the three branches of federal government

4.8. Role of Citizen: Students examine the rights, responsibilities, and duties of a United States citizen in order to understand how individuals contribute to the democratic system of government.

4.8.1. Identify the key requirements to become a United States citizen
4.8.2. Differentiate between citizens’ rights, responsibilities, and duties
4.8.3. Describe the qualities of a good citizen and how good citizenship contributes to the United States’ democracy
4.8.4. Explain how good citizenship can solve a current issue

LA.ECON. Economics

4.9. Fundamental Economic Concepts: Students demonstrate knowledge of economic concepts.

4.9.1. Develop a logical argument to support the choice of a particular want after all needs are met
4.9.2. Identify examples of human, natural, and capital resources and explain how these resources are used to produce goods and provide services
4.9.3. Define the terms profit and risk and explain how they relate to each other
4.9.4. Investigate the relationship between supply, demand, and price
4.9.7. Explain why individuals and businesses engage in barter and trade
4.9.9. Define budget, income, and expense and explain the benefits of making and following a budget

LA.GEO. Geography

4.4. Maps and Globes: Students use map skills to construct and interpret geographical representations of the world

4.4.1. Locate and label continents, oceans, the poles, hemispheres, and key parallels and meridians on a map and globe
4.4.2. Locate and label on a map the major physical features of each of the five regions of the United States and summarize how they affect the climate, economy, and population of each region
4.4.3. Identify the states of each of the five regions of the United States
4.4.5. Determine the approximate longitude and latitude coordinates of various locations in the United States
4.4.6. Interpret various types of maps using a key/legend, compass rose including cardinal and intermediate directions, latitude/longitude, and scale

4.5. People and Land: Students compare and contrast the physical and human characteristics of each United States region in order to understand their similarities and differences.

4.5.1. Compare and contrast the distinguishing physical characteristics of the five regions of the United States
4.5.2. Analyze how physical characteristics of a region shape its economic development

4.6. Environment: Students describe how natural and man-made processes change the geography of regions in the United States.

4.6.1. Illustrate how natural processes have created and/or changed the physical characteristics of places in the United States
4.6.2. Describe the human impact on the land and bodies of water of the five regions of the United States

LA.HIS. History

4.1. Chronological and Historical Thinking Skills: Students use chronological sequencing of key events and symbols to understand the movement of people and the expansion of boundaries in the United States.

4.1.1. Construct timelines of historical events
4.1.3. Use appropriate vocabulary of time
4.1.5. Explain the historical significance of U.S. political symbols

4.2. People and Events: Students explain the historical significance of key people and events in order to examine the expansion of the boundaries and development of democracy in the United States.

4.2.1. Explain how early explorations affected the expansion of boundaries and development in the United States
4.2.2. Cite evidence to support the key contributions and influence of people in the history of the United States
4.2.3. Explain the voluntary migration of people and its significance in the development of the boundaries of the United States
4.2.4. Draw conclusions about the relationship of significant events in the history of the United States to the expansion of democracy in the United States
4.2.5. Use the concepts “melting pot,” “salad bowl,” and “cultural mosaic” to explain the impact of immigration on population growth and diversity in the United States

4.3. People and Events: Students examine the impact of scientific and technological advances on the development of the United States.

4.3.1. Explain how inventions and new processes affected the lives of people, migration, and the economy of regions of the United States