Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. Westward Expansion

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

TX.113.15. Social Studies, Grade 4
4.3. History. The student understands the importance of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and the annexation of Texas to the United States. The student is expected to:
4.3.C. Identify leaders important to the founding of Texas as a republic and state, including José Antonio Navarro, Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar, and Anson Jones.
4.3.D. Describe the successes, problems, and organizations of the Republic of Texas such as the establishment of a constitution, economic struggles, relations with American Indians, and the Texas Rangers.
4.8. Geography. The student understands the location and patterns of settlement and the geographic factors that influence where people live. The student is expected to:
4.8.A. Identify and explain clusters and patterns of settlement in Texas at different time periods such as prior to the Texas Revolution, after the building of the railroads, and following World War II.
4.12. Economics. The student understands patterns of work and economic activities in Texas. The student is expected to:
4.12.C. Analyze the effects of exploration, immigration, migration, and limited resources on the economic development and growth of Texas.
4.17. Citizenship. The student understands the importance of active individual participation in the democratic process. The student is expected to:
4.17.D. Identify the importance of historical figures and important individuals who modeled active participation in the democratic process such as Sam Houston, Barbara Jordan, Lorenzo de Zavala, Ann Richards, Sam Rayburn, Henry B. González, James A. Baker III, Wallace Jefferson, and other local individuals.
4.18. Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
4.18.B. Identify leadership qualities of state and local leaders, past and present.
4.21. Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
4.21.A. Differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; documents; and artifacts to acquire information about the United States and Texas.
4.22. Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
4.22.A. Use social studies terminology correctly.