Utah Core Standards for Fourth Grade Social Studies

African American History
African-American history is the branch of American history that specifically discusses the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
American Landmarks
American landmarks are places that have been important in American history. Some of them are natural landmarks like Grand Canyon, some are memorials like Lincoln Memorial, some are important buildings and some are battle sites like Gettysburg. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Civil War
Confederacy, Emancipation Proclamation, Antietam, union, plantations, slavery, abolishing slavery, Bull Run, American Red Cross, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Abraham Lincoln. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Colonial Life
People came to this New World for many reasons: religious freedom, political freedom, adventure, hope of land and money. They came to a land that was hard to live in. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Famous Americans
There are many people who have had an impact on American history. These people were often common, ordinary people who did something special. Many helped to change our country by what they did. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Famous Explorers
From Columbus’ discovery of the Americas to Hillary’s quest up Mount Everest, the names of these famous explorers will remain important for centuries. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Map Skills
A map is a picture of a place. We use maps to help us know where things are. In order to use a map, you need to know a few things. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Pioneer Life
Pioneers are the first people who settle in an area. People traveled west to explore new parts of the U.S. during the 1800s. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Presidential History
The president is the highest leader in the U.S. Each president is elected to office for a four year term. A president can then be reelected for another term. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Review Grades 1-4
Experiences that provide for the study of people, places and environments
Experiences that provide for the study of interactions among individuals, groups and institutions
Experiences that provide for the study of global connections and independence
What is Government and what should it do? Read more...
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States & Capitals I
Each of the 50 states of the United States has a capital city. The capital city is the place where the state government is located. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
States & Capitals II
Each of the 50 states has a capital city. The capital city is the place where the state government is located. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Tall Tales
How do you know if a story is a tall tale? While you are reading, ask these 3 questions: Is this full of exaggerations? Does the main character overcome a very hard thing? Is the hero “larger than life”? Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
The Presidency
Presidential term, duties, home, Cabinet Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
U.S. Congress
History of the United States: Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
U.S. Presidents
FreeThe president is the highest leader in the United States. Each president serves a four year term and then can be re-elected for one more term. Read more...iWorksheets: 5Study Guides: 1
U.S. Senate
What is the Senate? The Senate is one of the two houses of Congress. The other house is the House of Representatives. Congress is the legislative branch of government. Congress meets in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. There are two senators from each state, with 100 total senators. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Westward Expansion
Lewis and Clark, Homestead Act of 1862, Pony Express, John Fremont, Oregon Trail, Louisiana Purchase. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

UT.I. Utah Studies: Students will understand the relationship between the physical geography in Utah and human life.

I.B. Utah's physical geography has a direct impact on the cultures of the various peoples who have inhabited it throughout time. By learning about the physical geography of Utah and how it has changed over time, students will be able to understand the interrelationships between the physical geography of Utah and human cultural development.

I.1: Classify major physical geographic attributes of Utah.
I.1.a. Identify Utah's latitude, longitude, hemisphere, climate, natural resources, landforms, and regions using a variety of geographic tools.
Southwestern Region US
The four states in the Southwestern Region are Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
I.1.b. Examine the forces at work in creating the physical geography of Utah (e.g. erosion, seismic activity, climate change).
Southwestern Region US
The four states in the Southwestern Region are Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
I.2: Analyze how physical geography affects human life in Utah.
I.2.a. Identify population concentrations in the state and infer causal relationships between population and physical geography.
Southwestern Region US
The four states in the Southwestern Region are Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
I.2.d. Make inferences about the relationships between the physical geography of Utah and the state's communication and transportation systems (e.g. trails, roads, telegraph, rail lines).
Southwestern Region US
The four states in the Southwestern Region are Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
I.2.e. Examine the interactions between physical geography and public health and safety (e.g. inversions, earthquakes, flooding, fire).
Southwestern Region US
The four states in the Southwestern Region are Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
I.2.f. Explain how archaeology informs about the past (e.g. artifacts, ruins, excavations).
Southwestern Region US
The four states in the Southwestern Region are Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
I.3: Analyze how human actions modify the physical environment.
I.3.a. Describe how and why humans have changed the physical environment of Utah to meet their needs (e.g. reservoirs, irrigation, climate, transportation systems and cities).
Southwestern Region US
The four states in the Southwestern Region are Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
I.3.b. Explain viewpoints regarding environmental issues (e.g. species protection, land use, pollution controls, mass transit, water rights, trust lands).
Southwestern Region US
The four states in the Southwestern Region are Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

UT.II. Utah Studies: Students will understand how Utah's history has been shaped by many diverse people, events, and ideas.

II.B. The history of Utah has been shaped by many diverse people, events, challenges, and ideas. People came to the land now known as Utah for many reasons, and from many different places around the world. The story of Utah includes American Indians, the Dominguez- Escalante exploration, explorers, trappers, Latinos, Mormon pioneers, Polynesians, Chinese, Japanese, Greeks, African-Americans, Middle Easterners, and many other groups seeking new homes, work and refuge. As each culture has come to Utah, Utah has changed. These changes have had and will continue to have significant impacts on all the people of Utah.

II.1: Describe the historical and current impact of various cultural groups on Utah.
II.1.a. Chart the routes that diverse cultural groups took from their places of origin to Utah, using maps and other resources.
Pioneer Life
A pioneer is a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
II.1.b. Explore points of view about life in Utah from a variety of cultural groups using primary source documents.
Native People of the U.S.
Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Pioneer Life
A pioneer is a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
First Americans
It is believed that the first human beings came from Asia. Thousands of years ago, a bridge of land connected Asia and North America. The first Americans crossed the bridge of land from Asia to North America. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
II.1.c. Explore cultural influences from various groups found in Utah today (e.g. food, music, religion, dress, festivals).
Native People of the U.S.
Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
II.1.d. Identify and describe leaders from various cultures who exemplify outstanding character and life skills.
Native People of the U.S.
Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
First Americans
It is believed that the first human beings came from Asia. Thousands of years ago, a bridge of land connected Asia and North America. The first Americans crossed the bridge of land from Asia to North America. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
II.1.e. Explain the importance of preserving cultural prehistory and history, including archaeological sites and other historic sites and artifacts.
Native People of the U.S.
Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
First Americans
It is believed that the first human beings came from Asia. Thousands of years ago, a bridge of land connected Asia and North America. The first Americans crossed the bridge of land from Asia to North America. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
II.2: Describe ways that Utah has changed over time.
II.2.a. Identify key events and trends in Utah history and their significance (e.g. American Indian settlement, European exploration, Mormon settlement, westward expansion, American Indian relocation, statehood, development of industry, World War I and II).
Native People of the U.S.
Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Pioneer Life
A pioneer is a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
First Americans
It is believed that the first human beings came from Asia. Thousands of years ago, a bridge of land connected Asia and North America. The first Americans crossed the bridge of land from Asia to North America. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
II.2.b. Compare the experiences faced by today's immigrants with those faced by immigrants in Utah's history.
Pioneer Life
A pioneer is a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1

UT.III. Utah Studies: Students will understand the roles of civic life, politics, and government in the lives of Utah citizens.

III.B. Representative government has developed in Utah. People who live in Utah have rights and responsibilities associated with representative government. People have created systems of power and authority within this government.

III.1: Describe the responsibilities and rights of individuals in a representative government as well as in the school and community.
III.1.a. Identify rights of a citizen (e.g. voting, peaceful assembly, freedom of religion).
Citizenship and Government
Concepts and ideals such as: individual dignity, liberty, justice, equality, individual rights, responsibility, majority and minority rights, and civil dissent. Citizens' rights and responsibilities. Plan of government. Bill of rights. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Holidays, Landmarks, & Symbols
National Holidays are those days set aside to honor people or events important in the history of a country. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
Effective Decision Making
Decisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the Citizens
FreeA citizen is an official member of a community.
A citizen has rights and responsibilities.
There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...
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Purposes of Government
Government representatives, fundamental rights, majority, citizen Read more...iWorksheets :3
Election Process
The United States presidential election is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia cast ballots for members of the Electoral College, known as electors. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Government and Political Systems
A government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
U.S. Constitution
“We the People…”. The Constitution was drafted by James Madison and then discussed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787. Each of the 13 states could send delegates to this convention. Constitution became an important document for America, since it set up many ideas by which the U.S. is now governed. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
III.1.b. Identify responsibilities of a citizen (e.g. jury duty, obeying the law, paying taxes).
Citizenship and Government
Concepts and ideals such as: individual dignity, liberty, justice, equality, individual rights, responsibility, majority and minority rights, and civil dissent. Citizens' rights and responsibilities. Plan of government. Bill of rights. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the Citizens
FreeA citizen is an official member of a community.
A citizen has rights and responsibilities.
There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...
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American Citizenship
A citizen is a person who lives in a community. Citizenship refers to the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of any community. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
U.S. Court System
Federal and state courts, Constitution, jury, verdict, justices. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Purposes of Government
Government representatives, fundamental rights, majority, citizen Read more...iWorksheets :3
III.1.c. Determine how and why the rights and responsibilities of various groups have varied over time (e.g. Chinese railroad workers, Greek miners, women, children, Mormons, Japanese-Americans at Topaz, American Indians, African-Americans).
Native People of the U.S.
Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Pioneer Life
A pioneer is a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others. Read more...iWorksheets :7Study Guides :1
Immigration
An immigrant is a person who comes to live in another country. Immigrants came to live in the United States for many reasons Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
First Americans
It is believed that the first human beings came from Asia. Thousands of years ago, a bridge of land connected Asia and North America. The first Americans crossed the bridge of land from Asia to North America. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
III.1.e. Describe and model ways that citizens can participate in civic responsibilities (e.g. current issue analysis, recycling, volunteering with civic organizations, letter writing).
Citizenship and Government
Concepts and ideals such as: individual dignity, liberty, justice, equality, individual rights, responsibility, majority and minority rights, and civil dissent. Citizens' rights and responsibilities. Plan of government. Bill of rights. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Effective Decision Making
Decisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the Citizens
FreeA citizen is an official member of a community.
A citizen has rights and responsibilities.
There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...
iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
American Citizenship
A citizen is a person who lives in a community. Citizenship refers to the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of any community. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Purposes of Government
Government representatives, fundamental rights, majority, citizen Read more...iWorksheets :3
III.1.g. Recognize and demonstrate respect for United States and Utah symbols (i.e. Pledge of Allegiance, flag etiquette).
Holidays, Landmarks, & Symbols
National Holidays are those days set aside to honor people or events important in the history of a country. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
American Citizenship
A citizen is a person who lives in a community. Citizenship refers to the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of any community. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
American Symbols & Holidays
FreeThere are many things that are symbols of America. There are also holidays that Americans celebrate every year: Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother's Day Read more...iWorksheets :8Study Guides :6
III.2: Analyze the different ways people have organized governments in Utah to meet community needs.
III.2.a. Identify the forms of government found in Utah in different eras (i.e. historic and current American Indian government, State of Deseret, Utah Territory, statehood-era, present).
Local & State Government
The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets :3
III.2.b. Compare how these governments addressed community needs.
Local & State Government
The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets :3
III.2.c. Compare the roles and responsibilities of state, county, and local officials.
Local & State Government
The study of civics, citizenship, and government involves learning about political systems; the purposes of government and civic life; and the differing assumptions held by people across time and place regarding power, authority, governance, and law. Read more...iWorksheets :3
U.S. Government
U. S. GOVERNMENT The Constitution was written in 1789 and is the basic design for how our government should work. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Government and Political Systems
A government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
State Government
State government is much like the federal government. There are 3 branches: executive, legislative and judical. This gives a system of checks and balances, to make sure that no one party gets too much power. Each state has its own Constitution. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Local Government
Local government is the county, city, town, or village government. Government workers are elected by the people who live in the city, town, or county. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
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