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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 state’s social, economic, and political institutions.

The competency goals of the fourth grade unit engage students in an investigation of these basic questions:

  • Who are the people of North Carolina, and what are their values and beliefs?
  • What is the environment in which North Carolina people live?
  • How is North Carolina society organized?
  • How do the people of North Carolina make a living?
  • How has North Carolina changed over time?

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.

  • Identify, locate, and describe ways of living of the major Native-American groups in North Carolina, past and present.

GOAL 2: THE LEARNER WILL ASSESS THE INFLUENCE OF MAJOR RELIGIONS, ETHICAL BELIEFS, AND AESTHETIC VALUES OF LIFE IN NORTH CAROLINA.

  • 1.2 Describe traditional art forms and aesthetic values in North Carolina.

Geography

GOAL 5: THE LEARNER WILL EVALUATE WAYS THE PEOPLE OF NORTH CAROLINA USE, MODIFY AND ADAPT TO THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT.

  • 5.1 Explain how North Carolinians in the past used, modified, or adapted to the physical environment.
  • 5.2 Describe how North Carolinians now use, modify, or adapt to their physical environment.

GOAL 6: THE LEARNER WILL EVALUATE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE, GOODS, AND IDEAS FROM PLACE TO PLACE.

  • 6.1 Trace the movement of people, goods, and ideas from one part of the state to another and between North Carolina and other places.

Economics

GOAL 9: THE LEARNER WILL EVALUATE HOW NORTH CAROLINIANS USE ECONOMIC RESOURCES TO SATISFY THEIR WANTS AND NEEDS.

  • 9.4 Assess the use being made of natural resources in North Carolina.

History

GOAL 11: THE LEARNER WILL ASSESS CHANGES IN WAYS OF LIVING OVER TIME AND INVESTIGATE WHY AND HOW THESE CHANGES OCCURRED.

  • 11.1 Identify and describe changes which have occurred in ways of living in North Carolina.
  • 11.3 Evaluate the effects of change on the lives of the people of North Carolina.

GOAL 12: THE LEARNER WILL TRACE DEVELOPMENTS IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY AND DESCRIBE THEIR IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF PEOPLE TODAY.

  • 12.1 Identify people, symbols, and events associated with North Carolina’s heritage.

Skill Application

SKILL I: THE LEARNER WILL ACQUIRE INFORMATION FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES.

  • Through visits to historic sites and museums, interviews with senior citizens and reenactors, and review of records from local newspapers and historical societies, develop a musical, historical narrative, or dramatization of life in a particular region long ago.

SKILL III: THE LEARNER WILL DEVELOP SKILLS IN CONSTRUCTIVE INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND IN SOCIAL PARTICIPATION.

  • View or read about some examples of drama, music, and other arts in North Carolina.
 

   
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