A curriculum-based project
Crafting North Carolina is an art education resource that connects lessons with the study of North Carolina. Craft objects in the collection of the Mint Museum are used to reinforce historical and cultural themes that are taught in the curriculum. This page will provide educators and parents with information about how this site addresses specific goals and standards that are listed in the North Carolina Department of Instruction's Standard Course of Study for 4th Grade Social Studies.
Introduction to the NC DPI Goals and Objectives for Grade 4 Social Studies
North Carolina: The Land and Its People
In fourth grade, students study the state of North Carolina. As they investigate North Carolina, they learn about the characteristics of the people in terms of values and beliefs. They explore geographic regions, climate, and resources of the state. They are introduced to the concept of culture and learn about the states social, economic, and political institutions.
The competency goals of the fourth grade unit engage students in an investigation of these basic questions:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR GRADE 4 SOCIAL STUDIES
Anthropology / Psychology / Sociology
GOAL 1: THE LEARNER WILL ANALYZE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PEOPLE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
GOAL 2: THE LEARNER WILL ASSESS THE INFLUENCE OF MAJOR RELIGIONS, ETHICAL BELIEFS, AND AESTHETIC VALUES OF LIFE IN NORTH CAROLINA.
GOAL 5: THE LEARNER WILL EVALUATE WAYS THE PEOPLE OF NORTH CAROLINA USE, MODIFY AND ADAPT TO THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT.
GOAL 6: THE LEARNER WILL EVALUATE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE, GOODS, AND IDEAS FROM PLACE TO PLACE.
GOAL 9: THE LEARNER WILL EVALUATE HOW NORTH CAROLINIANS USE ECONOMIC RESOURCES TO SATISFY THEIR WANTS AND NEEDS.
GOAL 11: THE LEARNER WILL ASSESS CHANGES IN WAYS OF LIVING OVER TIME AND INVESTIGATE WHY AND HOW THESE CHANGES OCCURRED.
GOAL 12: THE LEARNER WILL TRACE DEVELOPMENTS IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY AND DESCRIBE THEIR IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF PEOPLE TODAY.
SKILL I: THE LEARNER WILL ACQUIRE INFORMATION FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES.
SKILL III: THE LEARNER WILL DEVELOP SKILLS IN CONSTRUCTIVE INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND IN SOCIAL PARTICIPATION.