SST-04.1.01

4th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-04.1.01 Interpret and compare maps (e.g., political, physical, thematic) of North Dakota.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • can locate at least six major cities: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Dickinson, And Williston  on ND a map (i.e., ND HIghway Map).
  • I can locate  major bodies of water in North Dakota. (i.e. Missouri River, Red River, Lake Sakakawea, Devils Lake)

Reasoning Targets

  • can compare/contrast resources found in the different geographical regions of North Dakota.
  • I can distinguish and explain why we have different types of maps.
  • I can sort resources based on their geographical regions. 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • can use a physical, political, energy resource and agriculural product maps of North Dakota.

Product Targets

  • can create a map of North Dakota then identify the three main geographic features; Red River Valley, Drift Prairie, and Missouri Plateau.
  • I can create a map with political features. (i.e. the six major cities, I 94 & 29 Hwy 2, 83, 85.

Proficiency Rubric

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 is able to compare and contrast the various resources found in various regions in ND and/or the United States, using maps. -The student answers all questions correctly in Geography Challenge B in Chapter 2 of Social Studies Alive. 
  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 interprets maps of ND and other regions. -Answers higher level questions in Geography Challenge B in Chapter 2 of Social Studies Alive.  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 answers questions about regional resources using a map. -The student compares and interprets the basic questions in Geography Challenge B in Chapter 2 of Social Studies Alive.  
  0.5 The student shows partial knowledge of the 1.0 content.  

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

  • interpret
  • compare
  • physical map
  • political map
  • geography
  • Red River Valley
  • Drift Prairie
  • Missouri Plateau
  • geographical regions

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