Georgia Standards of Excellence
GA.SS.4. Fourth Grade - United States History Year 2: Revolution to Reconstruction
SS4H. Historical Understandings
SS4H2. Analyze the challenges faced by the framers of the Constitution.
SS4H2.a. Identify the major leaders of the Constitutional Convention (James Madison, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin).
SS4H2.b. Evaluate the major issues debated at the Constitutional Convention: the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, the rights of states to govern themselves (federal system), the Great Compromise, and slavery (Three-Fifths Compromise).
SS4CG. Government/Civic Understandings
SS4CG2. Explain the importance of freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
SS4CG3. Describe the structure of government and the Bill of Rights.
SS4CG3.a. Describe how the three branches of government interact with each other (checks and balances and separation of powers), and how they relate to local, state, and federal government.
SS4CG3.b. Identify and explain the rights in the Bill of Rights, describe how the Bill of Rights places limits on the powers of government, and explain the reasons for its inclusion in the Constitution in 1791.
GA.IPS.4. Information Processing Skills
IPS.5. Identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
IPS.11. Draw conclusions and make generalizations