Social Studies Curriculum Framework: Grade 4th



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Social Studies Curriculum Framework: Grade 4th

Big Idea: History of Kentucky

Instructional Week #’s: Weeks 9-24

BOLD = State Assessment Content Statement ITALICS = Supporting Content Statement

Core Content for Assessment

Program of Studies

College Readiness Standards


SS-04-5.1.1 Students will use a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources, artifacts, diaries, timelines) to explain significant events in Kentucky’s history. DOK 2

SS-04-5.2.1 Students will identify symbols, songs, and historical documents related to Kentucky (e.g., Kentucky’s Constitution, state flag, state song) and explain their historical significance. DOK 3

SS-04-5.2.3 Students will give examples of why people explored and settled Kentucky. DOK 2



SS-04-5.2.4 Students will compare change over time in communication, transportation, and education throughout the history of Kentucky.


SS-4-HP-U-1

Students will understand that history is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature and a variety of tools (e.g. primary and secondary sources) are needed to analyze and understand historical events.


SS-4-HP-U-2

Students will understand that the history of Kentucky can be analyzed by examining the connected events shaped by multiple cause-effect relationships, tying past to present.


SS-4-HP-U-3

Students will understand that the history of Kentucky has been impacted by significant individuals, groups and advances in technology.


SS-4-HP-S-1

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of history using a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources):

a) investigate and chronologically describe (e.g., timelines,

charts) significant events in Kentucky history, from early

development as a territory to development as a state

b) interpret and describe events in Kentucky’s history in terms of their importance

c) examine cause and effect relationships that influenced

Kentucky’s history



  1. explain the reasons that different groups

of people explored and settled in KY

e) investigate the influences/contributions of diverse groups

to the culture of KY today
SS-4-HP-S-2

Students will use information from print and non-print sources (e.g. documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental):


a) examine and compare factual and fictional accounts of historical events in Kentucky’s history

b) investigate change over time (e.g. transportation, communication, education, technology, lifestyles and conditions) in Kentucky’s history

c) examine cause and effect relationships that influenced Kentucky’s history


(Reading)
Students will:


  • write, exchange, and answer a series of questions that examine significant details presented in a text

  • locate and discuss details presented in a text

  • use various strategies to determine whether an event occurred

  • discuss an issue of interest, determining how past events affected the present

  • locate evidence in a text

  • search for patterns; cause and effect

relationships













Activities/Resources

Vocabulary

Assessment(s)

§ Develop a timeline of significant events in Kentucky history

§ Examine artifacts to understand Kentucky history

§Use historical documents, symbols, and songs to gain an understanding of Kentucky history

§ Research reasons that different groups of people explored and settled in Kentucky

§ Create U.S. flag replica using construction paper/compare to KY flag

§ Ky History Notebook


§ Primary Source

§ Secondary Source

§ Kentucky Constitution

§ Transportation

§ Communication

§ Historical Documents

§ Frankfort

§ Daniel Boone

§ Cumberland Gap

§ Artifact

§ Diary

§ Timeline



§ Similarity

§ Difference

§ Gender roles

§ Religion

§ Holidays

§ Technology

§ Symbols, Patriotic Songs, Monuments

§ Gettysburg Address

§ Pledge of Allegiance

§ Star Spangled Banner

§ Constitution

§ Diaries

§ Dress

§ Native Americans



§ Pioneers

§ Native Instruments and Music (Bluegrass)







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