Ethnic Groups of Utah
Young scholars investigate how ethnic minorities have impacted the State of Utah.
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Postcards From the American West
Why did people move westward in the United States? Your young historians will examine the experiences of various groups on the American frontier, from a miner working near the Comstock Lode in Nevada, to an Apache chief from the...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
To Secede or Not to Secede: Events Leading to the Civil War
Should a teacher be allowed to "secede" from a school with his/her class and start a new program within the school? This question will guide your young historians as they learn about the road to secession prior to the Civil War in the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cesar Chavez Curriculum Guide Day of Service and Learning
Cesar Chavez, the United Farmworker's Movement, and the struggle for Chicano Civil Rights are the focus of a Day of Service and Learning curriculum guide that asks participants to investigate the conditions, events, and attitudes that...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Agricultural Hard Times And The Great Depression 1920 - 1930, Screen 5 and 6
Young scholars study the interaction between the inhabitants of the state of Utah and its geographic features. In this Utah geography lesson, students determine how the geographic feature of Utah affected it settlement, land use and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Was the Internment of Japanese-Americans Constitutional?
The legality of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is the topic of an extended controversial issue discussion. After examining a series of primary and secondary source materials, teams of four, two who argue the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Primary and Secondary Sources - 7th
A link to a beautiful Animoto presentation is included, giving examples of primary sources that a student might want to contact when doing research. Using the Topaz Internment Camp in Utah as a sample topic, middle schoolers view a slide...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Centennial: A Patchwork Quilt of the People of Utah
Students discuss the many cultures of the people of Utah. They create a database of the family backgrounds of students in the class. They record the major contributions of each ethnic group and display them on a quilt.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Thinking About Diversity: One Student's View
Students are asked how would you describe your yourself (Racial/Ethnic). Students read Little Boxes, where it is discussed that the author describes that backgrounds of her parents. They continue to read where they still need to come...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts