School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Standards: Social Studies, Grade 4

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Peoples of the Nation and World:

Social Studies:

Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World

Student will understand the diversity and commonality, human interdependence, and global cooperation of the people of Maryland, the United States, and the World through a multicultural and a historic perspective.

Topic

A. Elements of Culture

Indicator

  • 1. Describe the various cultures of early societies of Maryland
Objectives
  1. Define how culture influences people
  2. Describe the social, political and religious character of the earliest colonies
  3. Examine and describe the unique and diverse cultures of early native American societies
  4. Compare the early cultures of the Native Americans with the European settlers and their influences on each other

Topic

B. Cultural Diffusion

Indicator

  • 1. Analyze how Maryland society was influenced by the contributions of people and groups
Objectives
  1. Describe the contributions of past Maryland leaders
  2. Describe the contribution of individuals and groups

Indicator

  • 2. Describe cultural characteristics of various groups of people in Maryland
Objectives
  1. Describe the similarities and differences of religious, ethnic, and economic groups in colonial and contemporary times
  2. Site example of how various cultures borrow and share traditions

Topic

C. Conflict and Compromise

Indicator

  • 1. Evaluate how various perspectives of Marylanders can cause compromise and/or conflict
Objectives
  1. Describe the differing historical conflicts such as between the Patriots and Loyalists
  2. Investigate the causes of contemporary conflict and compromises

Date: 1/27/2015