West Virginia College and Career Readiness Standards
WV.SS.4. Fourth Grade Standards
SS.4.1. Identify, explain and critique commonly held American democratic values, principles and beliefs (e.g., diversity, family values, community service, justice, liberty, etc.) through established documents (e.g., Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc.).
SS.4.2. Compare and contrast the powers of each branch of government and identify the responsibilities and rights of United States citizens.
SS.4.15. Trace the beginnings of America as a nation and the establishment of the new government.
SS.4.15.a. Compare and contrast the various forms of government in effect from 1774-1854 (e.g., Continental Congress, Articles of Confederation, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc.).
SS.4.15.b. Research the contributions of early American historic figures (e.g., George Washington, John Adams, Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, Dolly Madison, etc.).