This post has links to a free decision making printable for grade 4, and also links to a longer priced version. Minnesota has set social studies standards about decision making for many grade levels, including grade 4. Students do need to learn strategies about making personal, family, and community decisions. The economic reasoning information is especially important for learners to understand.
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Free Mini-Pack for Decision Making Grade 4 — Instant Download Here
This free printable has a problem and a decision matrix to help solve the problem on each page. The PACED or other decision-making models may be used in conjunction with these pages. The last page is editable for teachers to write directions for students to brainstorm possible solutions to problems book characters face. Minnesota State Standards CIVIC SKILLS 188.8.131.52.1 Democratic government depends on informed and engaged citizens who exhibit civic skills and values, practice civic discourse, vote and participate in elections, apply inquiry and analysis skills and take action to solve problems and shape public policy.
ECONOMIC REASONING 184.108.40.206.1 People make informed economic choices by identifying their goals, interpreting and applying data, considering the short- and long-run costs and benefits of alternative choices and revising their goals based on their analysis.
I also wrote a longer priced lesson with several editable files for teachers who may like to teach about these issues more extensively. The same standards are expanded upon in the priced product. The preview files also have free printable pages which could be used right away. It is an instant download at the next link: