Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. Westward Expansion

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kansas Academic Standards

KS.KHGSS. Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies Standards
KHGSS.1. Choices have consequences.
1.1. The student will recognize and evaluate significant choices made by individuals, communities, states, and nations that have impacted our lives and futures.
KS.4. Kansas and Regions of the United States
4.H. History (H)
4.H.1. Frame historical questions.
4.H.2. Recognize historical perspectives.
4.H.3. Analyze multiple perspectives.
4.H.4. Recognize source and context for primary sources.
4.H.5. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (KCCRS RI.4.1)
4.H.6. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text. (KCCRS RI.4.3)
4.H.7. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade four topic or subject area. (KCCRS RI.4.4)
4.H.8. Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text. (KCCRS RI.4.5)
4.H.9. Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided. (KCCRS RI.4.6)
4.H.10. Write informative/explanatory text to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. (KCCRS W.4.2)
4.H.11. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (KCCRS W.4.9)
Sample Compelling Questions
4.H.13. What choices did travelers make as they prepared for trail travel and what were the consequences? (Standard 1)
4.H.14. What are the responsibilities of explorers? (Standard 2)
4.H.17. What are the human consequences of using or living by transportation routes in the 1800s? (Standard 5)
4.G. Geography (G)
Sample Compelling Questions
4.G.5. Why do people choose to leave their homeland to move to Kansas/another region in the United States and what are the consequences? (Standard 1)
4.G.7. Why is the population of Kansas and the United States so diverse? (Standard 3)
4.G.8. How has the population of Kansas and the United States changed over time? (Standard 4)