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MN.4.Grade 4: Geography of North America
Grade 4: Geography of North America
4.1. Citizenship and Government 4.1.1. Civic Skills 188.8.131.52. Democratic government depends on informed and engaged citizens who exhibit civic skills and values, practice civic discourse, vote and participate in elections, apply inquiry and analysis skills and take action to solve problems and shape public policy. 184.108.40.206.1. Describe how people take action to influence a decision on a specific issue; explain how local, state, national or tribal governments have addressed that issue. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Iroquois
4.1.4. Governmental Institutions and Political Processes 220.127.116.11. The United States government has specific functions that are determined by the way that power is delegated and controlled among various bodies: the three levels (federal, state, local) and the three branches (legislative, executive, judicial) of government. 18.104.22.168.1. Describe tribal government and some of the services it provides; distinguish between United States and tribal forms of government. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Iroquois
22.214.171.124.2. Identify the major roles and responsibilities of elected and appointed leaders in the community, state and nation; name some current leaders who function in these roles and how they are selected. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide U.S. Senate
4.2. Economics 4.2.1. Economic Reasoning Skills 126.96.36.199. People make informed economic choices by identifying their goals, interpreting and applying data, considering the short- and long-run costs and benefits of alternative choices and revising their goals based on their analysis. 188.8.131.52.1. Apply a reasoned decision-making process to make a choice.
4.2.3. Fundamental Concepts 184.108.40.206. Individuals, businesses and governments interact and exchange goods, services and resources in different ways and for different reasons; interactions between buyers and sellers in a market determines the price and quantity exchanged of a good, service or resource. 220.127.116.11.1. Describe a market as any place or manner in which buyers and sellers interact to make exchanges; describe prices as payments of money for items exchanged in markets.
4.3. Geography 4.3.1. Geospatial skills 18.104.22.168. People use geographic representations and geospatial technologies to acquire, process and report information within a spatial context. 22.214.171.124.1. Create and use various kinds of maps, including overlaying thematic maps, of places in the United States, and also Canada or Mexico; incorporate the “TODALS” map basics, as well as points, lines and colored areas to display spatial information.
126.96.36.199.2. Use latitude and longitude on maps and globes to locate places in the United States, and also Canada or Mexico.
188.8.131.52. Geographic inquiry is a process in which people ask geographic questions and gather, organize and analyze information to solve problems and plan for the future. 184.108.40.206.1. Choose the most appropriate data from maps, charts, and graphs in an atlas to answer specific questions about geographic issues in the United States, and also Canada or Mexico.
220.127.116.11.2. Use photographs or satellite-produced images to interpret spatial information about the United States, and also Canada or Mexico.
4.3.2. Places and Regions 18.104.22.168. Places have physical characteristics (such as climate, topography vegetation) and human characteristics (such as culture, population, political and economic systems). 22.214.171.124.1. Locate and identify the physical and human characteristics of places in the United States, and also Canada or Mexico. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Geography Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Landmarks
126.96.36.199. People construct regions to identify, organize and interpret areas of the Earth’s surface, which simplifies the earth’s complexity. 188.8.131.52.1. Name and locate states and territories, major cities and state capitals in the United States.
4.3.3. Human Systems 184.108.40.206. The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations on the earth’s surface influence human systems (cultural, economic and political systems). 220.127.116.11.1. Use data to analyze and explain the changing distribution of population in the United States and Canada over the last century. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Immigration
18.104.22.168. Geographic factors influence the distribution, functions, growth and patterns of cities and human settlements. 22.214.171.124.1. Explain how geographic factors affect population distribution and the growth of cities in the United States and Canada.
4.3.4. Human Environment Interaction 126.96.36.199. The meaning, use, distribution and importance of resources changes over time. 188.8.131.52.1. Describe how the location of resources and the distribution of people and their various economic activities has created different regions in the United States and Canada.
4.4. History 4.4.1. Historical Thinking Skills 184.108.40.206. Historical inquiry is a process in which multiple sources and different kinds of historical evidence are analyzed to draw conclusions about how and why things happened in the past. 220.127.116.11.1. Use maps to compare and contrast a particular region in the United States, and also Canada or Mexico, at different points in time.