Baby Steps: From Territory to Statehood - Grade 4 Social Studies - Unit 1

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Inquiry Questions (Engaging- Debatable):

  • Why do we have and why do we need states? (SS09-GR.4-S.1-GLE.1)
  • What would Colorado be like without a state government? (SS09-GR.4-S.4-GLE.2-IQ.3)
  • What role did geography play in the creation of Colorado?
  • Whose perspectives do you hear in history?

Concepts: Development, growth, change, technology, settlement, boundaries, transportation, statehood, territory, regionalism, incentives