Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.15. Social Studies, Grade 4
4.15. Government. The student understands important ideas in historical documents of Texas and the United States. The student is expected to:
4.15.A. Identify the purposes and explain the importance of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the Texas Constitution, and other documents such as the Meusebach-Comanche Treaty.
4.15.B. Identify and explain the basic functions of the three branches of government according to the Texas Constitution.
4.17. Citizenship. The student understands the importance of active individual participation in the democratic process. The student is expected to:
4.17.A. Identify important individuals who have participated voluntarily in civic affairs at state and local levels such as Adina de Zavala and Clara Driscoll.
4.18. Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
4.18.A. Identify leaders in state, local, and national governments, including the governor, local members of the Texas Legislature, the local mayor, U.S. senators, local U.S. representatives, and Texans who have been president of the United States.
4.18.B. Identify leadership qualities of state and local leaders, past and present.
4.22. Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
4.22.A. Use social studies terminology correctly.