Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. Native People of the U.S.

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Tennessee Standards

TN.4.1. Culture: Culture encompasses similarities and differences among people including their beliefs, knowledge, changes, values, and traditions. Students will explore these elements of society to develop an appreciation and respect for the variety of human cultures.
4.1.01. Understand the diversity of human cultures.
4.1.01.a. Describe cultures of Native American tribes.
4.1.spi. Performance Indicators State:
4.1.spi.1. Identify pre-Colonial Native American groups (i.e., Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Aztec, Mayans, Olmec, Mississippi Mound Builders).
4.1.spi.5. Identify various racial and ethnic groups in Tennessee at the founding of statehood (i.e. Cherokee, Creek, Shawnee, English, Scottish, French, American born pioneers).
TN.4.2. Economics: Globalization of the economy, the explosion of population growth, technological changes and international competition compel students to understand both personally and globally production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Students will examine and analyze economic concepts such as basic needs versus wants, using versus saving money, and policy making versus decision making.
4.2.01. Describe the potential costs and benefits of personal economic choices in a market economy.
4.2.01.b. Describe how Native Americans in Tennessee and the Western Hemisphere met their basic economic needs.
4.2.02. Give examples of the interaction of groups, businesses, and governments in a market economy.
4.2.02.a. Explain the economic patterns of various early Native American groups in Tennessee and the Western Hemisphere.
TN.4.5. History: History involves people, events, and issues. Students will evaluate evidence to develop comparative and causal analyses, and to interpret primary sources. They will construct sound historical arguments and perspectives on which informed decisions in contemporary life can be based.
4.5.01. Era 1 -Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620): Identify the ancient civilizations of the Americas.
4.5.01.b. Explain the cultures of the Western Hemisphere's native peoples prior to European contact.
4.5.03. Era 1 -Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620): Recognize major events, people, and patterns in Tennessee.
4.5.03.a. Identify Native American groups in Tennessee and the Western Hemisphere before European explorations.
4.5.06. Era 2 -Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763): Identify major events, people, and patterns in Tennessee.
4.5.06.b. Describe the effects of political, economic, and social changes on Native Americans in Tennessee.
4.5.06.c. Identify characteristics of early colonial governments in Tennessee.
4.5.11. Era 4 -Expansion and Reform (1801-1861): Understand sectional differences brought on by the Western movement, expansion of slavery, and emerging industrialization.
4.5.11.f. Understand the impact of territorial expansion on Native American tribes.
4.5.spi. Performance Indicators State:
4.5.spi.1. Identify Native American groups in Tennessee before European explorations (i.e., Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw).
4.5.spi.12. Read and interpret a passage about the Trail of Tears.