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Ethnic Groups of Utah
Learners examine the many different ethnic groups of Utah and their contribution to society. They research the different ethnic groups using the Internet and answer questions.
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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
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
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
Underground Railroad- People Get Ready...There's a Train a Comin'
Students learn about the Underground Railroad. In this Civil War and slavery lesson, students discuss how successful slaves would be moving around at night, learn the secret vocabulary used for escape routes and review background about...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Have I Got A Story For You - Folklore of Utah
Fourth graders identify the clues that folklore provides about Utah's past. They create a piece of folklore for a place or event in or near the community. They see that the legends and traditions we pass to one another are also sources...
4th Visual & Performing Arts
Classroom Unity Representing a Nation of Immigrants
Investigate national unity in a month-long lesson. After creating "I am from" poems, 5th graders will construct accordion flip books, listing and illustrating reasons for settlement. Choosing illustrations, essays, or Powerpoint...
5th Social Studies & History