Michigan Academic Standards
SOCIAL STUDIES PROCESS AND SKILLS STANDARDS K-5
P1. READING AND COMMUNICATION – READ AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
P1.1. Use appropriate strategies to read and interpret basic social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts.
P1.3. Express social science ideas or information in written, spoken, and graphic forms including tables, line graphs, bar graphs, and maps.
P2. INQUIRY, RESEARCH, AND ANALYSIS
P2.5. Use data presented in social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts to answer compelling and supporting questions.
SOCIAL STUDIES CONTENT EXPECTATIONS: GRADE FOUR
G1. The World in Spatial Terms – Use geographic representations to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
4 – G1.0.1. Identify questions geographers ask in examining the United States.
4 – G1.0.2. Identify and describe the characteristics and purposes of a variety of technological geographic tools.
4 – G1.0.3. Use geographic tools and technologies, stories, songs, and pictures to answer geographic questions about the United States.
4 – G1.0.5. Use hemispheres, continents, oceans, and major lines of latitude to describe the relative location of the United States on a world map.
G2. Places and Regions – Understand how regions are created from common physical and human characteristics.
4 – G2.0.1. Describe ways in which the United States can be divided into different regions.
4 – G2.0.2. Locate and describe human and physical characteristics of major U.S. regions and compare them to the Great Lakes region.
CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT
C1. Purposes of Government – Explain why people create governments.
4 – C1.0.1. Identify questions political scientists ask in examining the United States.