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North Dakota Standards for Fourth Grade Social Studies

ND.1. Skills and Resources: Students use Social Studies skills and resources.

4.1.2. Map Skills: Use map scales to locate physical features and estimate distance on a map

4.1.3. Map Skills: Create a mental map that demonstrates understanding of the relative location, direction, size and shape of the United States. (e.g., states, major cities, capitals, major landforms)

4.1.5. Time Lines: Construct a North Dakota time line and compare with existing United States time lines of concurring events

ND.2. Important Historical Events: Students understand important historical events.

4.2.2. Concepts of Time: Use chronological terms (i.e., decade, century, generation)

4.2.5. People and Events: Identify the contributions of prominent individuals (e.g., Teddy Roosevelt, La Verendrye, Rough Rider Award winners) to North Dakota

4.2.6. Exploration: Describe the daily lives (e.g., roles, shelter, significance of buffalo) of the first inhabitants of North Dakota

4.2.8. Exploration: Explain the significance of the Lewis and Clark expeditions (e.g., Corps of Discovery, Sacagawea) in North Dakota history

ND.4. Government and Citizenship: Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.

4.4.1. Citizenship: Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of a citizen in North Dakota (e.g., obedience to laws, the right to vote)

4.4.2. Government Systems: Identify the basic roles of the three branches of North Dakota government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

4.4.3. Government Systems: Identify the characteristics of a sovereign nation in terms of tribal government in North Dakota

ND.5. Concepts of Geography: Students understand and apply concepts of geography.

4.5.1. Physical Geography: Identify the physical features and relative locations of the major land forms (i.e., Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River, Grand Canyon) of the regions of the United States

4.5.2. Physical Geography: Identify the political regions of the United States (e.g., Midwest, Northeast) and their relative locations

4.5.3. Physical Geography: Identify the location and characteristics of significant features of North Dakota (e.g., landforms, river systems, climate, regions, major cities)

4.5.4. Human Geography: Explain how the physical environment (e.g., rainfall, climate, natural hazards) affects human activity in North Dakota

4.5.5. Human Geography: Identify different patterns of land use in North Dakota (e.g., land use in urban, suburban, and rural areas, mining, agriculture, manufacturing)

4.5.6. Human Geography: Describe ways geography has affected the development (e.g., the development of transportation, communication, industry, and land use) of the state over time