Grade 4 Social Studies

Standard 1: Citizenship

Content Standard 1: Describe the concepts of democracy and representative government, including the rule of law, equality, the common good, and individual rights.
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4.1.1
Describe the concepts of democracy and representative government, including the rule of law, equality, the common good, and individual rights.
A. Explain the concept of civic responsibilities, including respect for the law, the necessity for compromise, civic participation, and public service.
 
B. Understand the necessity of respect for diversity of the individual and diversity of groups comprising American society.
4.1.2
Compare powers exercised by the local, state, and national levels of governments, recognizing tribal sovereignty as a tribal nation’s inherent right to self-govern.
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4.1.3
Summarize the role of citizens as responsible stewards of natural resources and the environment.
A. Describe the benefits of participation in recycling and anti-littering activities.
 
B. Identify present-day examples to conserve natural resources and the development of alternative, sustainable energy sources.