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Social Studies Map Grade Level Four 1 st Nine Weeks

Historical Understanding

Geographic Understanding

Civic

Economic Understanding

Understanding

SS4H1

SS4G1

 

SS4E1

Native Americans

Physical & Man-made Features of U.S.

Basic Economic Concepts

a.

locate where the American Indians

settled with emphasis on Arctic (Inuit), Northwest (Kwakiutl), Plateau (Nez Perce), Southwest (Hopi), Plains (Pawnee) and Southeastern (Seminole)

b.

describe how the American

a.

locate major physical features

a.

describe opportunity

of the United States to include, Atlantic Coastal Plain, Great Plains, Continental Divide, The Great Basin, Death Valley, Gulf of Mexico, St. Lawrence River, the Great Lakes

costs and their relationship to decision-making across time (such as decisions to send expeditions to the New World)

Indians used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter

d.

explain how voluntary

SS4G2

exchange helps both buyers and sellers, (such as prehistoric and colonial trade in North America)

SS4H2

Physical Systems Affect Human Systems

European Exploration

a.

describe the reasons for,

a.

explain why each of the Native

 

obstacles to, and accomplishments

American groups (SS4H1.a)

of the Spanish, French, and English explorations: John Cabot, Vasco Nunez Balboa, Juan Ponce de Leon, Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson, Jacques Cartier

occupied the areas they did, with emphasis on why some developed permanent villages and others did not

b.

describe how the early

b.

describe examples of cooperation

explorers (SS4H2.a) adapted, or failed to adapt to the various physical environments in which

and conflict between Europeans and

Native Americans

they traveled

* Constitution Day in September SS4H5 (b, c & d)

Social Studies Map Grade Level Four 2 nd Nine Weeks

Historical Understanding

Geographical

Civic

Economic Understanding

Understandings

Understanding

SS4H3

SS4G1

 

SS4E1

British Colonial America

Physical and Man Made Features

Basic Economic Concepts

a.

compare and contrast life in the New

a.

describe opportunity costs

England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies

b.

locate major man-made

and their relationship to decision-making across time (such as decisions to send

expeditions to the New World).

b.

describe colonial life in America as

features to include, New York City NY, Boston MA, Philadelphia PA, and the Erie Canal

experienced by various people, including large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, indentured servants, slaves, and Native

b.

explain how price incentives

Americans.

 

affect people’s behavior and choices (such as colonial decisions about what crops to grow and products to produce).

SS4H4

SS4G2

 

SS4E1 Basic Economic Concepts

American Revolution

Physical Systems Affect Human Systems

a.

trace the events that shaped the

c.

describe how specialization

revolutionary movement in America including:

c.

explain how the physical

improves standards of living, (such as how development of

specific economies in the three colonial regions developed)

the French and Indian War, British Imperial Policy that led to the 1765 Stamp Act, the slogan “no taxation without representation,”

geography of each colony helped determine economic

activities practices therein,

and the activities of the Sons of Liberty, and the Boston Tea Party

d.

explain how each force

d.

explain how voluntary

(Americans and British) attempted to use the physical geography of each battle site to their benefit

exchange helps both buyers

b.

explain the writing of the Declaration of

Independence including who wrote it, how it was written, why it was necessary, and how it was a response to tyranny and the abuse of power

and sellers, (such as prehistoric and colonial trade in North

America).

Social Studies Map Grade Level Four 3 rd Nine Weeks

Historical Understanding

Geographical

Civic Understanding

Economic Understanding

Understandings

SS4H4

SS4G2

SS4CG1

SS4E1

American Revolution

Physical Systems

Government Concepts

Basic Economic Concepts e. describe how trade promotes economic activity (such as trade activities in the early nation were managed differently under the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution).

c.

describe the major events

Affect Human Systems

a.

natural rights as found in the

of the Revolution and explain the factors leading to American victory and British

c.

physical geography of each colony helped determine economic activities practiced therein d. explain how each force (Americans and British) attempted to use the physical geography of each battle site to their benefit)

explain how the

Declaration of Independence (the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness)

defeat: including the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and Yorktown

b.

“We the people” from the

Preamble to the U.S. Constitution as reflecting

d.

describe key individuals in

consent of the governed or popular sovereignty

c.

the federal system of

the American Revolution with emphasis on King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas

Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry, and John Adams

SS4H5

government in the U.S.

 

SS4CG2

 

Importance of freedom of expression as explained in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Challenges of New Nation

a.

identify the weaknesses of

SS4CG3

the government established by the Articles of Confederation

Functions of Government

a.

explain the process for

making and enforcing laws

b.

identify the major leaders of

b.

explain managing conflicts

the Constitutional Convention (James Madison) and

and protecting rights

c.

describe providing for the

Benjamin Franklin) and

defense of the nation

describe the major issues they debated: the rights of states; the Great Compromise; slavery

d.

explain limiting the power of

people in authority

e.

explain the fiscal

responsibility of government

c.

identify the three branches

of the US government as outlined by the Constitution, describe what they do, and

SS4CG4

Democratic Beliefs and Principles

how they relate to each other (checks and balances and separation of power) and how they relate to the states

a.

explain the necessity of

respecting the rights of others and promoting the common good

d.

identify and explain the

b.

explain the necessity of

rights in the Bill of Rights, describe how the Bill of Rights places limits on the power of

obeying reasonable laws/rules voluntarily, and explain why it is important for citizens in a democratic society to participate in public (civic) life (staying informed, voting, volunteering, communicating with public officials).

S4CG5

government, and explain the reasons for its inclusion in the Constitution in 1791

e.

describe the causes of the

War of 1812, including burning of the Capitol and the White House

Positive character traits of key historic figures and government leaders (honesty, patriotism, courage, trustworthiness).

Social Studies Map Grade Level Four 4 th Nine Weeks

Historical Understanding

Geographic Understanding

Civic Understanding

Economic

Understanding

SS4H6

SS4G1

SS4CG5

SS4E1

Westward Expansion

Physical and Man-made Features

Positive character traits of key historic figures and government leaders (honesty, patriotism, courage, trustworthiness)

Basic Economic Concepts f. give examples of technological advancement and their impact on business productivity during the development of the United States

a.

describe territorial expansion

with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis & Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas (the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns)

a.

locate major physical

features of the United States to include, Atlantic Coastal Plain, Great Plains,

Continental Divide, The Great Basin, Death Valley, Gulf of Mexico, St. Lawrence River, the Great Lakes

b.

describe the impact of the

b.

locate major man-made

 

SS4E2

steamboat, the steam locomotive, and the telegraph on life in

features to include, New York City NY, Boston MA, Philadelphia PA, and the Erie

Elements of a personal budget and personal spending and saving decisions

America

Canal

SS4H7

 

Abolitionist and Suffrage Movements

SS4G2

Physical Systems Affect Human Systems

a.

discuss biographies of Harriet

Tubman and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

e.

that hindered and physical gateways that benefited territorial expansion from 1801 to 1861 (SS4H6.a)

describe physical barriers

b.

explain the significance of

Sojourner Truth’s Address (“Ain’t I a Woman?” 1851) to the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention

Social Studies Map Grade Level Four Year At a Glance

1 st Nine Weeks

2 nd Nine Weeks

3 rd Nine Weeks

4 th Nine Weeks

Historical Understanding

Historical Understanding

Historical Understanding

Historical Understanding

SS4H1

SS4H3

SS4H4

SS4H6

Native Americans

British Colonial America

American Revolution (c,d)

Westward Expansion (a, b)

(a,b)

(a,b)

SS4H2

SS4H4

SS4H5

SS4H6

European Exploration

American Revolution

Challenges of New Nation (a,b,c,d,e)

Abolitionist & Suffrage Movement (a, b)

(a,b)

Geographic

Geographic

Geographic

Geographic

Understanding

Understanding

Understanding

Understanding

SS4G!

SS4G1

SS4G2

SS4G1

Physical & Man-Made Features

Physical & Man-Made Features

Physical Systems/Human Systems (c, d)

Physical & Man-Made Features

(a)

(b)

(a, b)

SS4G2

SS4G2

 

SS4G2

Physical Systems/Human Systems

Physical Systems/Human Systems

Physical Systems/Human Systems

(a,b)

(c,d)

(e)

Civic Understanding

Civic Understanding

Civic Understanding

Civic Understanding

   

SS4CG1

SS4CG5

Government Concepts (a, b, c)

Positive Character Traits

SS4CG2

First Amendment

SS4CG3

Functions of Government (a, b, c, d, e)

SS4CG4

Democratic Beliefs and Principles (a, b)

SS4CG5

Positive Character Traits

Economic

Economic

Economic Understanding

Economic Understanding

Understanding

Understanding

SS4E1

SS4E1

SS4E1

SS4E1

Basic Economic Concepts (a,d)

Basic Economic Concepts (a,b,c,d)

Basic Economic Concepts

Basic Economic Concepts

(e)

(f)

   

SS4E2

Elements of a Personal Budget

Social Studies Map Grade Level Four Quality Core Curriculum

 

Understand

Know/Do

QCC

1 st Nine Weeks

Ancient Americans

Identifies/Describes Impact of Physical Environment on Native Americans

4, 5, 6, 8

Indians of N.A.

Exploration/Conquest/Colonization

Identifies/Analyzes Exploration of France/Spain/England/Portugal

9, 10, 11

2 nd Nine Weeks

Colonial Heritage

Compare/Contrast/Classify Original 13 Colonies

12, 13, 14, 18

Events to American Revolution

Leading to American Revolution

17, 19, 20

3 rd Nine Weeks

The American Revolution

Identifies/Describes Key Aspects

20-23, 28

The New Nation

Identifies/Analyzes Challenges in the Formation of New Government//Need for Bill of Rights

1, 2, 24, 40, 41, 42, 43

4 th Nine Weeks

Westward Expansion

Identifies/Describes Causes and Effects of Westward Expansion

3, 4, 16, 25, 26

Civil War

Identifies Major Causes/Events/Leaders/Effects of Civil War/Reconstruction

27, 28

*Ongoing

Map-Globe Skills Civics Information Processing Skills Time and Chronology

Determine/Distinguish/Compare Maps Responsibilities of Citizenship Locates/Gathers/Uses Information Uses/Relates Time Concepts

7, 54-62

44-48

29-39

49-53