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2017-18 ES Social Studies Unit 1 Assessment – Grade 4 AMERICAN INDIANS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT Illuminate Assessment Title: 2017-18 ES SS Unit 1 Assessment – Grade 4 Administration Information  This assessment is worth a total of 16 points.  This assessment should be administered over two 40-minute periods.  Teachers must administer, grade and upload the assessment on Illuminate within 2 weeks of the unit assessment date
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   2017-18 ES Social Studies Unit 1 Assessment  –  Grade 4 AMERICAN INDIANS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT Illuminate Assessment Title:   2017-18ESSSUnit1Assessment –  Grade4   Administration Information    This assessment is worth a total of 16 points.    This assessment should be administered over two 40-minute periods.    Teachers must   administer, grade and upload the assessment on Illuminate within 2 weeks  of the unit assessment date in the scope and sequence, and as outline in the Weekly Quiz Calendar:    Geography Testing Dates (Scope & Sequence) Data Due in Illuminate New York Wednesday 9/13  –  Thursday 9/14 4 PM, Friday 9/29 Connecticut Rhode Island    When students complete one part of the assessment, they may begin the next section. Students can return to a section of the exam once they have completed it.    This assessment is untimed; however, the table below provides suggestions for pacing. If students do not finish in two days, teachers should provide additional times to complete assessment. Section Brief Description Testing Time 1 Multiple Choice Items 15 min 2A Document Based Questions: Short Response 20 min 2B Document Based Questions: Extended Response 20 min Total Time 55 min  Each multiple choice question is worth 1 point. Part 1: Multiple Choice Directions: Choosethebestanswerforthefollowingmultiplechoicequestions.   1.   As they migrated, early American Indians had to adapt by a.   Using what was around them in nature. b.   Carrying all their food with them. c.   Leaving old tools behind. d.   Appointing new chiefs to lead them. 4.1 American Indian Environmental Adaptations 2.   Most early American Indians settled in places that had a.   Scarce resources. b.   Lots of rain and snow. c.   Rich natural resources. d.   Huge ice sheets. 4.1 American Indian Environmental Adaptations Usethemapbelowtoanswer#3. 3.   Most scientists believe the first Americans came from a.   North America b.   South America c.   Siberia, in Asia d.   their srcin stories 4.1 American Indian Environmental Adaptations 4.   What is an adaptation? a.   The natural surroundings of a place, including land, water, air, plants, and animals b.   A group of American Indians from the Southwest c.   To change your ideas and ways of living to fit a new situation d.   An area where members of the same nation talk, work, or perform religious ceremonies 4.1 American Indian Environmental Adaptations 5.   Which feature of the California-Intermountain environment best explains the Pomos’ s use of clamshells for jewelry? a.   Ocean b.   Mountains c.   High desert d.   Redwood forest 4.2 American Indian Cultures 6.   Why did the Seminoles of southern Florida wear deer-hide leggings? a.   To trap alligators for their skins b.   To show their success hunting deer c.   For warmth in the cold winters  d.   For protection from the sharp saw grass 4.2 American Indian Cultures ThephotographsbelowshowtwodifferentAmericanIndianshelters.Usetheimagestoanswer#8.  7.   Which of the following is the best explanation of why the Pueblos and the Sioux created the two different types of shelter shown above? a.   They used what they brought from their homeland to a new environment to build each shelter. b.   One of the shelters was for hunting; the other was for religious ceremonies. c.   The people only liked one type of shelter to live and other was really uncomfortable. d.   They used the natural resources that were available to them in the region to build each shelter. 4.2 American Indian Cultures UsethedocumentabouttheEasternWoodlandsbelowtoanswer#8.  8.   Which of the following statements best explains why maple sugar was part of American Indians’ culture in the Eastern Woodlands? a.   Maple syrup is a delicious treat discovered by American Indians and still used today. b.   American Indians used syrup to sweeten grains, tea, fruits and vegetables. c.   Maple trees covered the Eastern Woodlands and dripped sap in the spring.  AclaypueblobuiltbytheHopipeopleoftheSouthwest AteepeeconstructedbytheSiouxoftheGreatPlains  d.   Moose hide and birch bark was used to collect dripping sap from the trees. 4.2 American Indian Cultures Usethedocumentbelowtoanswer#9.   9.   What does the above quote show about how the Iroquois felt about nature? a.   The Iroquois were thankful for to nature for the crops they grew. b.   Nature was not important to the way the Iroquois chose to live. c.   There are many spirits the Iroquois thanked for their crops. d.   The Iroquois were worried about surviving each year. 4.2 American Indian Cultures Part 2: Document Based Questions Historical Background: ManyscientistsbelievethattheearlyAmericanIndiansfirstmigrated,ormoved fromoneregiontoanother,thousandsofyearsago.Theseearlypeoplesettledindifferentnaturalenvironmentsovertime.Theyadaptedtotheiruniqueenvironmentsinordertosurviveandthrive.Eventually,theybasedtheircustomsandwaysoflifearoundthenaturalresourcesavailablewheretheylived.Wecallthedifferentareastheylivedinculturalregions.   Task: The task below is based on Documents 1 through 4. For Section A, read each document carefully and answer the question or questions that follows. For Section B, use your answers to the questions in Section A, the information from the documents, and you knowledge of Social Studies to write a well-organized paragraph in your own words. In your paragraph, you should answer the question: At harvest time, the Iroquois gave thanks for their crops, saying: “Great Spirit in heaven, we salute you with  our thanks, that you have preserved so many of us for another year, to participate in the ceremonies of this occasion.”    How were the lives of American Indians shaped by their environment?


Apr 16, 2018
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