Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. U.S. Constitution

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Virginia Standards of Learning

VA.SS.VS. Virginia Studies
Political Growth and Western Expansion: 1781 to the Mid 1800s
VS.6. The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the establishment of the new American nation by:
VS.6.a. Explaining why George Washington is called the “Father of our Country” and James Madison is called the “Father of the Constitution”.
VA.SS.USI. United States History to 1865
Revolution and the New Nation: 1770s to the Early 1800s
USI.7. The student will apply social science skills to understand the challenges faced by the new nation by:
USI.7.b. Describing the historical development of the Constitution of the United States.
USI.7.c. Describing the major accomplishments of the first five presidents of the United States.
VA.SS.CE. Civics and Economics
Skills
CE.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
CE.1.f. Determining multiple cause-and-effect relationships that impact political and economic events.
CE.2. The student will apply social science skills to understand the foundations of American constitutional government by:
CE.2.b. Examining and evaluating the impact of the Magna Carta, charters of the Virginia Company of London, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights.
CE.2.d. Describing the procedures for amending the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States.
CE.3. The student will apply social science skills to understand citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by:
CE.3.b. Describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws.
CE.6. The student will apply social science skills to understand the American constitutional government at the national level by:
CE.6.a. Describing the structure and powers of the national government.
CE.6.b. Explaining the principle of separation of powers and the operation of checks and balances.
CE.6.d. Describing the roles and powers of the executive branch.
CE.9. The student will apply social science skills to understand the judicial systems established by the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States by:
CE.9.a. Describing the organization of the United States judicial system as consisting of state and federal courts with original and appellate jurisdiction.
VA.SS.VUS. Virginia and United States History
Revolution and the New Nation
VUS.5. The student will apply social science skills to understand the development of the American political system by:
VUS.5.a. Examining founding documents to explore the development of American constitutional government, with emphasis on the significance of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in the framing of the Bill of Rights.
VUS.5.b. Describing the major compromises necessary to produce the Constitution of the United States, with emphasis on the roles of James Madison and George Washington.
VA.SS.GOVT. Virginia and United States Government
Skills
GOVT.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
GOVT.1.c. Comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives.
GOVT.1.f. Explaining how cause-and-effect relationships impact political and economic events.
GOVT.2. The student will apply social science skills to understand the political philosophies that shaped the development of Virginia and United States constitutional government by:
GOVT.2.f. Evaluating and explaining George Mason’s Virginia Declaration of Rights, Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and James Madison’s leadership role in securing adoption of the Bill of Rights by the First Congress.
GOVT.4. The student will apply social science skills to understand the Constitution of the United States by:
GOVT.4.a. Examining the ratification debates and The Federalist.
GOVT.4.c. Examining the fundamental principles upon which the Constitution of the United States is based, including the rule of law, consent of the governed, limited government, separation of powers, and federalism.
GOVT.4.e. Analyzing and explaining the amendment process.
GOVT.7. The student will apply social science skills to understand the organization and powers of the national government by:
GOVT.7.a. Examining the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
GOVT.7.b. Analyzing the relationships among the three branches in a system of checks and balances and separation of powers.
GOVT.10. The student will apply social science skills to understand the federal judiciary by:
GOVT.10.a. Describing the organization, jurisdiction, and proceedings of federal courts.
GOVT.11. The student will apply social science skills to understand civil liberties and civil rights by:
GOVT.11.a. Examining the Bill of Rights, with emphasis on First Amendment freedoms.
GOVT.13. The student will apply social science skills to understand how world governments and economies compare and contrast with the government and the economy in the United States by:
GOVT.13.a. Describing the distribution of governmental power.
GOVT.13.b. Explaining the relationship between the legislative and executive branches.
GOVT.15. The student will apply social science skills to understand the role of government in the Virginia and United States economies by:
GOVT.15.c. Investigating and describing the types and purposes of taxation that are used by local, state, and federal governments to pay for services provided by the government.
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