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Course: BPSS (SST) Social Studies Standards (S-SST)
Glossary: 4th Grade Social Studies (Archived)

SST-04.5

BPSS-SST logoStandard 5:

Concepts of Geography

Students understand and apply concepts of geography.

 Narrative for the Concepts of Geography

Fourth grade students apply their growing academic skills and knowledge to an exploration of North Dakota and its relationships with regional, national, and world communities.  These skills and concepts must be related to students’ lives and should be presented in a wide variety of resources and hands-on-activities.

In the geography standard students  identify the components of Earth’s physical systems; describe the major physical and cultural characteristics of North Dakota; provide examples of how people have adapted to and modified their environment, past and present; identify regions of the United States.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.

SST-04.5.01

BPSS-SST geography concept logo4th Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-04.5.01 Identify the physical features and relative locations of the major land forms (i.e., Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River, Grand Canyon) of the regions of the United States.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can describe features of these major landforms in the United States: Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River, and the Grand Canyon.
  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can design a map using these major landforms of the United States: Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River, and the Grand Canyon

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...

(1) Beginning

  • identifies and locates at least 1 of these major landforms: Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River, and Grand Canyon.

(2) Developing

  • identifies and locates at least 3 of these major landforms: Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River, and Grand Canyon. However, the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

(3) Proficient

  • identifies and locates all 6 of these major landforms: Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River, and Grand Canyon. No major errors or omissions.

(4) Advanced

  • in addition to a proficient score of 3.0, demonstrates in-depth understanding and application of knowledge regarding more complex material.

Resources

SST-04.5.02

4th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-04.5.02 Identify the political regions of the United States (e.g., Midwest, Northeast) and their relative locations.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can name regions of the United States.
  • I can identify regions on a United States map.

Reasoning Targets

  • can explain what makes a region a region.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • can investigate different regions of the United States.
  • I can use internet or book resources to identify regions of the United States.

Product Targets

  • I can make a map of the regions of the United States.
  • I can create a visual representation of a region from the United States.

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

In addition to a proficient score of 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding and application of knowledge regarding more complex material.

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  3.5 In addition to a proficient score of 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding of knowledge on the content.  
3.0 The student identifies and locates all 5 of the political regions (Midwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast, and West) as stated in Social Studies Alive curriculum.  No major errors or omissions.   -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student identifies and locates at least 3 of the political regions (Midwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast, and West) as stated in Social Studies Alive curriculum.  However, the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.   -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 The student identifies and locates at least 1 of the political regions (Midwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast, and West) as stated in Social Studies Alive curriculum.   -
  0.5 The student is unable to identify any of the political regions.  

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies 

Parents Helping Students 

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

Social Studies Alive Resources

4th Grade Social Studies

 

Vocabulary

  • Northeast
  • West
  • Midwest
  • Southwest
  • Southeast
  • Region
  • Political region

SST-04.5.03

4th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-04.5.03 Identify the location and characteristics of significant features of North Dakota (e.g., landforms, river systems, climate, regions, major cities).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary

SST-04.5.04

4th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-04.5.04 Explain how the physical environment (e.g., rainfall, climate, natural hazards) affects human activity in North Dakota.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary

SST-04.5.05

4th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-04.5.05 Identify different patterns of land use in North Dakota (e.g., land use in urban, suburban, and rural areas, mining, agriculture, manufacturing).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary

SST-04.5.06

4th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-04.5.06 Describe ways geography has affected the development (e.g., the development of transportation, communication, industry, and land use) of the state over time.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary