Power Standards (Listed) and Supporting Standards (Italicized)
Define democracy and explain how limited participation affects the political representation of multiple groups (SS.4.CV.2)
Explain the roles and responsibilities of government officials at the local, State and national levels and investigate how the roles and responsibilities of government have changed over time. (SS.4.CV.1)
Identify core civic virtues and democratic principles that guide governments, society, and communities. (SS.4.CV.3)
Using evidence, explain how rules, regulations, and laws alter or transform societies and how people from multiple communities influence and experience this transformation. (SS.4.CV.4)
Explain that income can be saved, spent on goods and services, or used to pay taxes. (SS.EC.FL.4.4)
Explain how profits reward and influence sellers. (SS.EC.1.4)
Analyze how spending choices are influenced by price as well as many other factors (e.g. advertising, peer pressure, options) (SS.EC.FL.3.4).
Describe how goods and services are produced using human, natural, and capital resources (SS.EC.2.4)
Study important individuals or major events in order to recognize and explain that there are multiple cultural perspectives. (SS.4.H.1)
Generate questions about multiple historical sources and their relationships to particular historical events and developments. (SS.4.H.2.)
Explain probable causes and effects of events and developments in Illinois history. (SS.4.H.3.)
Explain how the cultural and environmental characteristics of places change over time. (SS.4.G.2.)
Construct print and digital maps and other topographic representations to show the details of places and regions and their environmental characteristics. (SS.4.G.1.)
Investigate the human effects on the physical environment over time. (SS.4.G.3.)
Social Studies Inquiry Standards
Generate important questions to address local, regional, state, national, and global problems.
Create action steps to find answers to questions.
Evaluate and use credible sources that represent multiple points of view.
Develop claims, formulate explanations, and construct arguments using relevant evidence and data from multiple sources to answer important questions.
Share findings with authentic audiences using a variety of technologies to enhance the message.
Reflect on one’s inquiry process and findings to take informed action.