Missouri Learning Standards
MO.4.PC1. Knowledge of the principles expressed in documents shaping constitutional democracy in the United States
4.PC1.B. Purpose and principles of the Constitution
4.PC1.B.a. Explain the major purposes of the U.S. Constitution.
4.PC1.B.b. With assistance, research and analyze the text of the U.S. Constitution to determine important principles such as limited government, rule of law, majority rules, minority rights, separation of powers, checks and balances and popular sovereignty.
4.PC1.C. Purpose and principles of the Bill of Rights
4.PC1.C.a. Explain the major purpose of the Bill of Rights.
4.PC1.C.b. Identify important principles in the Bill of Rights.
4.PC1.E. Character traits and civic attitudes of significant individuals.
4.PC1.E.a. Describe the character traits and civic attitudes of historically significant individuals in American history prior to c. 1800
MO.4.GS2. Knowledge of principles and processes of governance systems.
4.GS2.D. Functions of governmental systems.
4.GS2.D.a. Identify and explain the functions of the three branches of government in the federal government.
MO.4.H3. Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of Missouri and the United States.
4.H3.C. Knowledge of the contributions of significant persons in U.S. history
4.H3.C.a. Identify and describe the contributions of historically significant individuals to America and the United States prior to c. 1800.
4.H3.E. Political developments and reform movements in the U.S.
4.H3.E.a. Describe the historical context for the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
4.H3.E.b. Explain how the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights affected people in the United States prior to c. 1800
MO.4.E4. Knowledge of economic concepts and principles
4.E4.C. Understanding various types of taxes and their purposes.
4.E4.C.a. Explain how the government utilizes taxes to provide goods and services.
MO.4.TS7. Knowledge of the use of tools of social science inquiry
4.TS7.B. Use visual tools to communicate information and ideas.
4.TS7.B.a. Use visual tools and informational texts to interpret, draw conclusions, make predictions, and communicate information and ideas with guidance and support, as needed.