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Common Core: Social Studies: Branches of Government

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These task cards can be used whole group, small group, with partners, or even individually! They are user friendly, and your students will love them. I use them in my classroom as assessments as well as review material for standardized testing.

Included in your download is:
--24 task cards
--student recording sheet
--answer key

This will help your students prepare for state testing by reviewing these important skills!!

Common Core Standards addressed:
The student will describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS3H2a.
Identify on a political map specific locations significant to the life and times of these historic figures.
Describe how place (physical and human characteristics) had an impact on the lives of these historic figures.
Describe how each of these historic figures adapted to and was influenced by his/her environment.
Trace examples of travel and movement of these historic figures and their ideas across time.
Describe how the region in which these historic figures lived affected their lives and had an impact on their cultural identification.

-SS4H5 The student will analyze the challenges faced by the new nation. Identify the weaknesses of the government established by the Articles of Confederation.Identify the major leaders of the Constitutional Convention (James Madison and Benjamin Franklin) and describe the major issues they debated, including the rights of states, the Great Compromise, and slavery.Identify the three branches of the U. S. government as outlined by the Constitution, describe what they do, how they relate to each other (checks and balances and separation of power), and how they relate to the states.Identify and explain the rights in the Bill of Rights, describe how the Bill of Rights places limits on the power of government, and explain the reasons for its inclusion in the Constitution in 1791.Describe the causes and events of the War of 1812; include burning of the Capitol and the White House.

4th Grade Social Studies Task Cards:
Maps and Globes
Functions of Government
Native Americans
The New Nation
Westward Expansion
Economic Concepts
Democratic Principles
Personal Economic Decisions
War of 1812
Branches of Government
Causes of the American Revolution
American Revolution
Physical and Human Systems
Declaration of Independence
Abolitionist and Suffrage Movement
Physical and Human Systems
Bill of Rights
Positive Character Traits

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