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

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