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TEKS Curriculum Alignment Tool for Fourth Grade Social Studies - This alignment tool for fourth grade teachers provides easy access to the resources in the The Handbook of Texas Online. Links to appropriate articles in the Handbook are shown with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills document text (The provisions of this ยง113.14 adopted to be effective August 23, 2010, 35 TexReg 7232).

The alignment tool may be viewed either as a complete document or in individual sections as listed. A student guide and lesson plans are also available.

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4.1 History. The student understands the origins, similarities, and differences of American Indian groups in Texas and North America before European exploration.
4.2 History. The student understands the causes and effects of European exploration and colonization of Texas and North America.
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.
4.4 History. The student understands the political, economic, and social changes in Texas during the last half of the 19th century.
4.5 History. The student understands important issues, events, and individuals of the 20th century in Texas.
4.6 Geography. The student uses geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data.
4.7 Geography. The student understands the concept of regions.
4.8 Geography. The student understands the location and patterns of settlement and the geographic factors that influence where people live.
4.9 Geography. The student understands how people adapt to and modify their environment.
4.10 Economics. The student understands the basic economic activities of early societies in Texas and North America.
4.11 Economics. The student understands the characteristics and benefits of the free enterprise system in Texas.
4.12 Economics. The student understands patterns of work and economic activities in Texas.
4.13 Economics. The student understands how Texas, the United States, and other parts of the world are economically interdependent.
4.14 Economics. The student understands how people organized governments in different ways during the early development of Texas.
4.15 Government. The student understands important ideas in historical documents of Texas and the United States.
4.16 Government. The student understands important customs, symbols, and celebrations of Texas.
4.17 Citizenship. The student understands the importance of active individual participation in the democratic process.
4.18 Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic.
4.19 Citizenship. The student understands the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to Texas.
4.20 Culture. The student understands the impact of science and technology on life in Texas.
4.21 Science, technology, and society. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology.
4.22 Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms.
4.23 Social studies skills. The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.

Created by Marsha Crow, Great Oaks Elementary School, Round Rock ISD, July 2001

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