10.53.906 THE SOCIAL STUDIES CONTENT STANDARDS FOR FOURTH GRADE
(1) The civics and government content standards for fourth grade are that each student will:
(a) demonstrate civic participation within the classroom or school;
(b) practice deliberative processes when making decisions as a group;
(c) describe how rules, laws, and policies are implemented by local, state,
national, and tribal governments;
(d) define sovereignty for tribes in Montana; and
(e) identify key foundational documents in Montana's government.
(2) The economics content standards for fourth grade are that each student will:
(a) identify the various pressures and incentives that influence the decisions people make in short term and long term situations;
(b) identify basic elements of Montana's state economic system including agriculture, business, natural resources, and labor;
(c) identify various resources and labor that are used to provide goods and services in Montana; and
(d) explain how trade leads to increasing economic interdependence among groups in Montana.
(3) The geography content standards for fourth grade are that each student will:
(a) examine maps and other representations to explain the movement of people;
(b) identify and label the tribes in Montana and their indigenous territories, and current locations;
(c) investigate the physical, political, and cultural characteristics of places, regions, and people in Montana; and
(d) analyze environmental and technological events and conditions and how humans and the environment impact each other with relation to settlements and migration in Montana.
(4) The history content standards for fourth grade are that each student will:
(a) understand tribes in Montana have their own unique histories;
(b) identify events and policies that have impacted and been influenced by tribes in Montana;
(c) explain how Montana has changed over time given its cultural diversity and how this history impacts the present; and
(d) describe how historical accounts are impacted by individual perspectives.
History: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 2020 MAR p. 2142, Eff. 7/1/21.