SST-04.1.03

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

SST-04.1.03 Create a mental map that demonstrates understanding of the relative location, direction, size and shape of the United States. (e.g. states, major cities, capitals, major landforms).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • can determine where North Dakota is on a physical map of North America 
  • I can name ND’s neighbors using cardinal directions( i.e. Canada, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana.). 

Reasoning Targets

  • can compare/contrast ND's size, shape and location to two other states. (eg ND to Rhode Island and Florida). 
  • I can evaluate the pros/cons of living in ND compared to a state in another region. 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • can use resources to create an accurate model.

Product Targets

  • can draw an outline of ND from memory. 
  • I can make a model of the relative size, and shape of the United States using resources.

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 locate and explain where states and regions (along with physical features) are located.  The student is also able to explain various features about the state of ND. -THe student can make a model of the state of ND and explain the physical fetures of the state.
  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 is able to locate where states and regions are located on a map, along with some physical features on a map of ND. -The student can locate a river on a ND map, but cannot name it without looking at a key.
  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 is able to locate some states and regions with support. -The student can respond to questions such as "Show me a river on the ND map".
  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).

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

  • Map
  • Key
  • Physical Features
  • State
  • Landforms
  • City
  • Region

 

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