Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. State Government

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kentucky Standards

KY.AE. Academic Expectation
AE.1. Students are able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives.
1.2. Students make sense of the variety of materials they read.
KY.CC. Core Content for Assessment v.4.1.
SS-04-1. Government and Civics: The study of government and civics equips students to understand the nature of government and the unique characteristics of representative democracy in the United States, including its fundamental principles, structure and the role of citizens. Understanding the historical development of structures of power, authority and governance and their evolving functions in contemporary U.S. society and other parts of the world is essential for developing civic competence. An understanding of civic ideals and practices of citizenship is critical to full participation in society and is a central purpose of the social studies.
SS-04-1.1. Formation of Governments
SS-04-1.1.2. Students will explain how state governments function (by making, enacting and enforcing laws) to protect the rights and property of citizens. DOK 2
SS-04-1.2. Constitutional Principles
SS-04-1.2.2. Students will explain how power is shared among the different branches (executive, legislative, judicial) of state government.
SS-04-1.3. Rights and Responsibilities
SS-04-1.3.1. Students will identify the basic principles of democracy (e.g., justice, equality, responsibility, freedom) found in Kentucky's Constitution and explain why they are important to citizens today. DOK 2
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SS-4-GC. Big Idea: Government and Civics - The study of government and civics allows students to understand the nature of government and the unique characteristics of American democracy, including its fundamental principles, structure, and the role of citizens. Understanding the historical development of structures of power, authority and governance and their evolving functions in contemporary U.S. society and other parts of the world is essential for developing civic competence. An understanding of civic ideals and practices of citizenship is critical to full participation in society and is a central purpose of the social studies. (Academic Expectations 2.14, 2.15)
SS-4-GC-S-1. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of government:
SS-4-GC-S-1.a) Explore basic functions of state government (e.g., to establish order, to provide security and to accomplish common goals)
SS-4-GC-S-1.d) Describe the structure of state government (e.g., the executive, legislative and judicial branches) and explain why power is shared among different branches
SS-4-GC-S-1.e) Investigate and give examples of state laws and explain their purpose
SS-4-GC-S-3. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will use information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental) to explain basic democratic principles (life, liberty, pursuit of happiness) found in Kentucky's Constitution
SS-4-GC-U-2. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that the Constitution of Kentucky establishes a government of limited powers that are shared among different levels and branches.
SS-4-GC-U-4. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that fundamental values and principles of American democracy are expressed in Kentucky's Constitution.