Indian Education

Utah State Board of Education

Cultural Literacy Lesson Plans

Kindergarten Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 1: Identifying the Seasons
Cultural Lit. 2: Identifying Weather Conditions  
Cultural Lit. 3: Identifying Seasonal Animal Behaviors

First Grade Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 4: Learning to Read a Map  
Cultural Lit. 5: Expanding Map Vocabulary
Cultural Lit. 6: Learning to Read a Regional Map

Second Grade Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 7: Expand Weather Conditions Vocabulary  
Cultural Lit. 8: Recording Local Weather    
Cultural Lit. 9: Learning the Effects of Weather  

Third Grade Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 10: Identifying Natural Resources  
Cultural Lit. 11: Natural Resources and the Economy  
Cultural Lit. 12: Economic Concepts and Definitions  
Cultural Lit. 13: Producers and Consumers  

Fourth Grade Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 15: Scenic Attractions in Four Corners  
Cultural Lit. 16: Calculating Distance on Maps  

Fifth Grade Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 17: Western Expansion & Native Americans    
Cultural Lit. 18: The Oregon Trail & Native Americans    
Cultural Lit. 19: Old Spanish Trail & Native Americans    
Cultural Lit. 20: California Trail & Native Americans    
Cultural Lit. 21: The Mormon Trail & Native Americans    

 Sixth Grade Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 22: The Anasazi  
Cultural Lit. 23: Anasazi Basket Weaving: 0-500 A.D.   
Cultural Lit. 24: Anasazi Basket Weaving: 500-700 A.D.    
Cultural Lit. 25: Anasazi Pueblo Period: 700-1050 A.D.    
Cultural Lit. 26: Anasazi Pueblo: 1050 to 1300 A.D.  

Utah Studies Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 27: U.S. Government & Indian Nations    
Cultural Lit. 28: The Constitution & Treaties  
Cultural Lit. 29: Native American Sovereignty   

U.S. History I Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 30: The Constitution & Native Americans    
Cultural Lit. 31: The U.S. and Iroquois Constitutions    
Cultural Lit. 32: U.S. & Iroquois Constitution Parallels  
Cultural Lit. 33: U.S. and Iroquois Governments  
Cultural Lit. 34: The Navajo Homeland    
Cultural Lit. 35: Manuelito  
Cultural Lit. 36: Fort Sumner & The Navajo Long Walk  
Cultural Lit. 37: Manuelito's Role as a Leader  

U.S. History II Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 38: Tribal Restoration & Reorganization    
Cultural Lit. 39: Tribal Termination & Urbanization  
Cultural Lit. 40: Native American Self Determination  
Cultural Lit. 41: Native American Images in the Media  

World Civilizations Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 42: Athabaskan Migration & Bering Strait  
Cultural Lit. 43: Athabaskan & Navajo Migration  
Cultural Lit. 44: The U.S. & Navajo Bills of Rights  

U.S. Government & Citizenship Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 45: Civil Rights    
Cultural Lit. 46: The First & Fourteenth Amendments  

Geography for Life Lessons:

Cultural Lit. 47: The Demographics of SE Utah   
Cultural Lit. 48: Geography & Places in SE Utah     
Cultural Lit. 49: Geography of the Four-Corners Region  

Economics Lesson:

Cultural Lit. 50: The Economy of the Four-Corners  
Cultural Lit. 51: Business Cycles in the Four-Corners  
Cultural Lit. 52: The Environment & Economy of SE Utah