UEN Resources for K-12 Education

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English Language Arts

Argumentative Writing

Here are some resources to help your students improve their argumentative writing skills.

Digital Books

Here are digital textbooks created by groups of content and teaching experts, including university faculty, district and school specialists, teachers, and USOE staff.

English Language Arts Courses and Resources

Visit UEN's English Language Arts page to view the Utah core and support materials.

NROC HippoCampus

Free educational resources for middle school, high school and college students and instructors - including video demonstrations, interactives and test prep.

Persuasive / Opinion Writing

A collection of online resources to help students write effective persuasive essays.

Presidential Writings Project

Utah’s secondary educators have designed well scaffolded lessons that support the increased cognitive rigor of the Utah literacy standards. The focus of this project is presidential writings.

Reading and Writing Rubrics

Here "Close Reading Rubrics" and "Argumentative Writing Rubrics" for Secondary English Language Arts.

Sample Student Performance Assessments

These sample assessments for Secondary English Language Arts have been vetted by select Utah Educators and the USOE English Language Arts Specialist.

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Family & Consumer Sciences

Adult Roles and Financial Literacy

This course prepares students to understand the nature, function, and significance of individual and family relationships integrated with general financial literacy.

Adult Roles and Responsibilities

This course prepares students to understand the nature, function, and significance of human relationships involving individuals and families.

Child Development

A curriculum guide that outlines the content and teaching strategies to help teach students about Child Development.

Classroom and Laboratory Management

The intent of this guide is to help educators who teach the nutrition and foods science curriculum. Topics include safe and sanitary work habits, reading a recipe and basic lab procedures.

Clothing and Textiles I

This course prepares individuals to understand the psychological aspects of clothing and textiles.

Clothing and Textiles II

This course is designed to allow students to develop clothing construction and consumer skills.

CTE Intro Curriculum Guide

This guide is an exploratory vocational core program which includes Agriculture, Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Careers, Industrial Arts, and Marketing, with Guidance as an integral part.

Early Childhood Education

A curriculum guide that prepares individuals for child-related careers and/or more extensive parenting skills.

FACS Exploration

This course helps students learn life skills and develop skills in food & nutrition, childcare & safety, interior design, clothing construction & style, consumerism, family relationships, personal responsibility, and job-related tasks.

FACS ListServ File Cabinet

Materials that have been shared via the Family and Consumer Sciences mailing list.

Fashion Strategies

An instructional course that prepares individuals to understand the social, psychological, and physiological aspects of clothing and textiles.

Foods and Fitness - Foods/Nutrition I

This curriculum guide provides Foods and Nutrition educators basic information and learning activities. It is organized around the reasons why we eat.

Foods and Fitness - Foods/Nutrition II

This guide is intended for use as a semester course in basic nutrition and foods at the 9th or 10th grade level. Sections contain units of detailed study with scientific and technical information, teaching strategies and resources.

Functional Foods

A curriculum guide that outlines the content and teaching strategies to help teach students with disabilities to become independent in the kitchen.

Interior Design

This course enables students to explore their creativity in the field of interior design.

Life Management

This course is designed to prepare students with skills to live independently. Skills are developed to help students manage their needs in the areas of interpersonal relationships, housing, clothing, nutrition, and food.

Teen Living Resource Guide

This course helps students understand and cope with personal, family, and social challenges. Emphasis is placed on communication, decision-making skills, and building stable relationships with family and peers.

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General / Miscellaneous

9 ideas for...

UEN's Professional Development team has developed dozens of "9 Ideas For…" documents. Check them out today to learn about different technology tools and resources.

Anne Frank - Teacher Workbook

This Teacher's Guide provides resources to aid in teaching about Anne Frank and the Holocaust. You will find lesson plans, readings, timelines and more.

Bloom's Taxonomy in the Classroom

Spend some time with "Bloom's Taxonomy in the Classroom" to explore ideas for integrating Bloom’s Taxonomy into daily classroom curricular activities.

Brain Awareness Resources

Learn about your brain and the brain research that is being done at the University of Utah and around the world.

eMedia

eMedia is an Internet video distribution service provided by UEN delivering licensed video and other educational media to Utah's schools.

English Language Learners (ELL)

A collection of of resources to help educators with English Language Learners.

Finance in the Classroom

These personal finance materials for K-12 educators, students and parents were developed to help you prepare Utah's youth to be money smart.

Flipped Classroom Resources

Thinking about Flipping your Classroom? Here is some information and resources to help you.

Interactive Whiteboard Resources

A collection of web sites and resources that can be used on your Interactive Whiteboard.

K-2 Educator Center

Excellent resources to help K, 1, 2 educators: Developmentally Appropriate Teaching, Curriculum Mapping, Early Childhood Process Skills, Learning Centers and more.

KidPix Hotlist

KidPix is a painting and drawing program designed for young learners. Here are some ideas on how to use KidPix in your classroom

Lesson Plans

UEN has thousands of lesson plans that are tied to the Utah Core Standards. All of the plans have been created by educators and approved by the Utah State Office of Education.

LucidPress & LucidChart

All Utah schools can access Lucidchart software for real-time collaboration diagramming and Lucidpress - software for multimedia publishing - for free.

NROC HippoCampus

Free educational resources for middle school, high school and college students and instructors - including video demonstrations, interactives and test prep.

Preschool Pioneer

Quality early childhood resources for youngsters age 3-6, parents, and caregivers.

Special Education Resources

Special Education information on national and state legislation and professional organizations.

Suicide Prevention Training (USOE)

Utah Code 53A-1-603 requires suicide prevention training for licensed employees. This online training is intended as an introductory to other training that your district will want to provide.

Themepark

UEN's Themepark pages provide you hundreds of resources that support global themes such as Communication, Cycles, Exploration, Imagination, Systems and Patterns.

Utah Core Standards Resources

Resources to help you learn about the new Utah Core Standards, as well as implement them.

Utah Courses and Supportive Lesson Plans and Links

In addition to viewing the standards and objectives for every one of Utah's K-12 courses, you can find supportive Internet resources and lesson plans.

Utah Educational Leadership Standards

These clear and consistent Educational Leadership standards can help school leaders understand their roles and leadershop practices.

Utah Effective Teaching Standards

The Utah Effective Teaching Standards articulate what effective teaching and learning look like in the Utah public education system.

Utah Museums

Utah has some excellent museums all over the state and here is a list of of their web sites.

Utah National Parks

Learn about Utah's 5 National Parks, submit a story about one of the parks, play games, or find resources for educators.

Utah's Open Textbooks

These textbooks were created by Utah content experts and the USOE staff to help support the Utah Core Standards.

William Shakespeare Resources

Online resources and lesson plans to help you bring William Shakespeare into your classroom.

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Internet & Research

9 ideas for...

UEN's Professional Development team has developed dozens of "9 Ideas For…" documents. Check them out today to learn about different technology tools and resources.

Big 6 Resources

Here is a collection of Big 6 Resources for teachers and students. You will find lesson plans, activities and graphic organizers.

Copyright Resources

The following resources are designed to assist faculty, distance learning administrators, multimedia developers and students navigate the murky waters in a sea of new copyright law.

HTML Tags (basic)

HTML is short for Hypertext Markup Language, the text-based language used to write web pages. Sometimes it is handy to know basic HTML tags when posting content to the Internet.

Multimedia Resources

A great list of web sites that provide free sounds, images, and videos that can be used in your classroom and multimedia presentations.

NetSafe Utah

NetSafe Utah provides teachers, caregivers and students Internet safety information, lesson plans, videos and training opportunities.

Pioneer Online Library

Pioneer, Utah’s Online Library provides newspaper articles, magazines, professional journals, encyclopedia, videos, photographs, and more to Utah educators and students. It is an excellent resource for conducting research.

Podcast Information

Have you heard of podcasts, but aren't exactly sure what they are? Here is some basic information, as well as links to UEN's podcasts.

RSS Feeds

Learn about RSS Feeds - what they are, how to subscribe and a list of popular feeds.

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Mathematics

Digital Books

Here are digital textbooks created by groups of content and teaching experts, including university faculty, district and school specialists, teachers, and USOE staff.

Elementary Math Lesson Plans

UEN has hundreds of lesson plans that are tied to the Utah Core Standards. All of the plans were created by educators and approved by the Utah State Office of Education.

Math Courses and Resources

Attention Math educators: visit UEN's Math page to view the Utah Mathematics core and support materials.

Math Shorts Videos

The following videos were developed as part of the Math at the Core: Middle School project that is focused on providing resources to help educators teach critical middle school math concepts.

NROC HippoCampus

Free educational resources for middle school, high school and college students and instructors - including video demonstrations, interactives and test prep.

Secondary Math Lesson Plans

All of these lesson plans were created by educators and approved by the Utah State Office of Education.

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Science

3-6 Science Teacher Resource Book

The Teacher Resource Book (TRB) covers all the Science standards and objectives for grades 3-6.

Animal Adaptations - Bloom's Taxonomy

Help students think critically while learning about Animal Adaptations using Bloom's Taxonomy.

Charles Darwin Links

Celebrate Charles Darwin's 200th birthday with these educational web sites, classroom activities and lesson plans.

Cheese Science

Did you know that there is a lot of science behind cheese? Learn the details of cheese making from real food scientists and have fun playing games and exploring cheese from around the world.

Climate Science

UEN's Climate Science web page provides educators and students information about the science and impacts of climate change.

Digital Books

Here are digital textbooks created by groups of content and teaching experts, including university faculty, district and school specialists, teachers, and USOE staff.

Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with these educational web sites, classroom activities, television programs, videos and lesson plans.

Elementary Science Lesson Plans

UEN has hundreds of quality lesson plans that support the Utah Elementary Science standards.

Health Education - Bloom's Taxonomy

Help students think critically while learning about Health Education using Bloom's Taxonomy.

NROC HippoCampus

Free educational resources for middle school, high school and college students and instructors - including video demonstrations, interactives and test prep.

Polar Palooza

Polar Palooza is a project that brings information and insights about the Poles to the general public. It is supported by the National Science Foundation and NASA.

Sci-ber Text

This online textbook is based on the Utah Science Core for grades 3 - 12. Sci-ber text includes scientific information, activities and labs which are fun and interesting.

Science Courses and Resources

Attention Science educators: visit UEN's Science page to view the Utah Science core and support materials.

SciFi Friday

UEN-TV broadcasts a classic Science Fiction or Horror Film each Friday at 9:00 pm. Watch the movie and then listen to a podcast interview with a local scientist.

Secondary Science Lesson Plans

Science lesson plans that support the Utah Core Standards. All of the plans were created by educators and approved by the Utah State Office of Education.

Space - Bloom's Taxonomy

Help students think critically while learning about Space using Bloom's Taxonomy.

Super Science Resources (7-12)

A collection of excellent web resources to help 7-12th grade Science educators teach the Utah core.

Water Wise Utah

Water Wise Utah is a project designed to encourage Utah Citizens to conserve the limited water resources in Utah.

Weather Related Resources

UEN gathered Internet resources and online games to help students learn about weather. In addition, the Online Cloud Guide provides excellent illustrations of the different cloud types.

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Social Studies

9/11 Anniversary Resources

UEN gathered these 9/11 resources to help educators and students commemorate the event.

Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday

Celebrate the 200th birthday of our 16th president by learning more about his life and completing these classroom activities.

African American History Month Resources

February is African American History Month - a great time to investigate the contributions that African Americans have made to the history and cultural development of the United States.

American Colonial History - Mission US

Dive headfirst into Mission US - a free online video game set in Colonial times and then explore additional American Colonial History resources.

American Indian Heritage Month

UEN gathered these resources to help you celebrate the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the U.S.

Ceremonies: A Tale of Sister Cities

This teacher's guide was created to support the exhibit that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Salt Lake City, Utah and Matsumoto, Japan.

Civil Rights

Learn about the Civil Rights Movement - from 1954 to present day. You can also access related lesson plans.

Colonial Williamsburg

You will find web sites, documents and resources about Colonial Williamsburg, as well as information about the Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trip.

Constitution Day Resources

September 17th has been designated as Constitution Day. Use these resources to help gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of our nation's founding document.

Election Day

UEN has gathered high quality Election resources for Educators, Students and Parents.

Elementary Social Studies Resources

UEN worked with the Utah State Office of Education to gather web sites, activities and lesson plans that support the Elementary Social Studies core.

Freedom Rides Educator Resources

In depth resources about the Freedom Rides and the brave civil rights pioneers.

GettyReady

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, you are invited to join Utah students and families in memorizing and applying the principles contained in this two-minute speech. 

GIS / GPS Resources

A collection of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) resources.

Heritage Gateways

In addition to documenting the Mormon Trail Wagon Train reenactment, visitors can find lesson plans and stories of the children who experienced the trek over 150 years ago.

Inauguration Day

Great resources and activities to help you and your students learn more about the inauguration ceremonies.

Indian Education Resources

The Utah State Office of Education’s American Indian website provides  information and  resources for educators, students and Title VII coordinators.

Marbury vs. Madison

This 1803 decision marked the first time the U.S. Supreme Court declared a federal law unconstitutional. Here are some educational web sites to help you learn more about this historic decision.

Mission US

A multimedia project that immerses students in U.S. history content through free interactive games. Be sure to check out the Educator and Student Resources

Multiculturalism and Storytelling

Curriculum resources and ideas, developed by Utah educators, to help you incorporate multicultural content in your classroom everyday.

NROC HippoCampus

Free educational resources for middle school, high school and college students and instructors - including video demonstrations, interactives and test prep.

Ouelessebougou

Explore Ouelessebougou (Wuh-less-uh-boo-goo) - a region located in the country of Mali in Western Africa. This colorful site has many photos of the people and their lifestyle.

Our World

Name a country that has no pollution, where there is no crime, and the citizens are the longest lived people on Earth? Experience Iceland and all of the other countries in "Our World".

Reach - An Educator's Guide to the Olympics

This educator guide was created for the 2002 Winter Games. You will find Fact Sheets, Activities, Worksheets and Lesson Plans to help you incorporate the Olympics into your curriculum.

Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art

This K-12 curriculum was developed to teach students about the culture and customs of the earliest inhabitants of our state.

Social Studies Courses and Resources

Attention Social Studies educators: visit UEN's Social Studies page to view the Utah Social Studies courses and resources for the classroom.

The War: Educational Resources

THE WAR, a PBS Ken Burns production, tells the story of the Second World War. This web page offers educational resources that support this documentary.

U.S. Civics Information

UEN's Civics web site provides basic information about our government, citizenship and the election process. Take a moment to review your civic duties and responsibilities.

Utah and U.S. Flag Resources

Resources to help you learn about the United States and Utah flag as well as flag etiquette, flag related lesson plans and student activities.

Utah Centennial Studies

These Utah related lesson plans were created in 1996 to help educators and students celebrate 100 years of statehood.

Utah Cities and Towns

These lessons will provide an understanding of the ways in which geography, history, culture, and tradition have made Utah such a unique and fascinating place to live.

Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia (UCME)

A project designed to give educators, students and the general public ready access to digital collections of Utah-related information and media items, about the history, culture, geography, and landforms of the state.

Utah Counties

This colorful and informative web site explores Utah's 29 counties. You will find interesting facts, photos, and links for each Utah county.

Utah Counties WebQuest

This Utah Counties WebQuest puts you in charge of the family vacation.

Utah History Encyclopedia

The Utah History Encyclopedia is the first complete history of Utah in encyclopedia form, consisting of 575 articles and over 200 historic photographs.

Utah Museums

Utah has some excellent museums all over the state and here is a list of of their web sites.

Utah National Parks

Learn about Utah's 5 National Parks, submit a story about one of the parks, play games, or find resources for educators.

Utah's We the People

This program is designed to give the next generation of American citizens an understanding of the background, creation, and subsequent history of the unique system of government brought into being by our Constitution.

Veterans' Oral History

Utah World War II veterans share their experiences each month at the Salt Lake City Main Library.

VoteUtah

Visit the VoteUtah website regularly for updates on the political process, candidate profiles and debate information.

We Shall Remain

Lesson plans and resources that support the KUED-7 documentaries that tell the stories of the Ute, Paiute, Northwestern Shoshone, Goshute, and Navajo people.

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Stuff for Students

Careers Resources

UEN has gathered a list of excellent web sites that provide career and educational planning resources.

College Resources

Here are some web sites to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about college choices.

Homework Help

Students - is homework getting you down? UEN is here to help. Check out this great collection of online resources, tutorials and experts.

NROC HippoCampus

Free educational resources for middle school, high school and college students and instructors - including video demonstrations, interactives and test prep.

Planning for College: A High School Timetable

Don’t wait until your senior year to take the ACT or the SAT test, to take tough classes or decide to go to college. Here is a helpful timetable for 9th-12 graders.

Service Projects

Students: are you look for good Service Projects ideas? Here is a comprehensive list.

Student Interactives

Visit one of UEN's most popular web resource - a comprehensive list of educational online games for K-12 students. Warning: Once you start playing - it will be difficult to stop.

Summer Learning Activities

Take advantage of the long summer days with UEN's collection of learning activities and online games.

Utah Counties

This colorful and informative web site explores Utah's 29 counties. You will find interesting facts, photos, and links for each Utah county.

Utah Counties WebQuest

This Utah Counties WebQuest puts you in charge of the family vacation.

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UEN's Smart Tools

Apps4Edu

UEN's Apps4Edu helps you find educational applications for mobile devices that support the Utah Core Curriculum. Search by keyword or select a core area, grade level, mobile device or price.

Curriculum Search

With UEN's Curriculum Search it's easy to find educational links, lesson plans and the standard and objectives for the courses you teach.

eMedia

eMedia is an Internet video distribution service provided by UEN delivering licensed video and other educational media to Utah's schools.

Lesson Plan Tool

Use the Lesson Plan Tool to create lesson plans that support the Utah Core Curriculum. It is easy to use and since it is online the completed plans can be shared with educators around the world.

my.uen

my.uen is a free and easy way for educators to create a classroom web site to share announcements, assignments and important documents. my.uen even has a blog tool.

Pioneer Online Library

Pioneer, Utah’s Online Library provides newspaper articles, magazines, professional journals, encyclopedia, videos, photographs, and more to Utah educators and students. It is an excellent resource for conducting research.

Rubric Tool

Use UEN's Rubric Tool to create your own assessment rubric from scratch - or customize one of the many pre-made rubrics.

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Utah

Ceremonies: A Tale of Sister Cities

This teacher's guide was created to support the exhibit that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Salt Lake City, Utah and Matsumoto, Japan.

Heritage Gateways

In addition to documenting the Mormon Trail Wagon Train reenactment, visitors can find lesson plans and stories of the children who experienced the trek over 150 years ago.

Indian Education Resources

The Utah State Office of Education’s American Indian website provides  information and  resources for educators, students and Title VII coordinators.

Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art

This K-12 curriculum was developed to teach students about the culture and customs of the earliest inhabitants of our state.

Utah and U.S. Flag Resources

Resources to help you learn about the United States and Utah flag as well as flag etiquette, flag related lesson plans and student activities.

Utah Centennial Studies

These Utah related lesson plans were created in 1996 to help educators and students celebrate 100 years of statehood.

Utah Cities and Towns

These lessons will provide an understanding of the ways in which geography, history, culture, and tradition have made Utah such a unique and fascinating place to live.

Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia (UCME)

A project designed to give educators, students and the general public ready access to digital collections of Utah-related information and media items, about the history, culture, geography, and landforms of the state.

Utah Counties

This colorful and informative web site explores Utah's 29 counties. You will find interesting facts, photos, and links for each Utah county.

Utah Counties WebQuest

This Utah Counties WebQuest puts you in charge of the family vacation.

Utah History Encyclopedia

The Utah History Encyclopedia is the first complete history of Utah in encyclopedia form, consisting of 575 articles and over 200 historic photographs.

Utah Museums

Utah has some excellent museums all over the state and here is a list of of their web sites.

Utah National Parks

Learn about Utah's 5 National Parks, submit a story about one of the parks, play games, or find resources for educators.

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Utah Standards

Elementary Social Studies Resources

UEN worked with the Utah State Office of Education to gather web sites, activities and lesson plans that support the Elementary Social Studies core.

English Language Arts Courses and Resources

Visit UEN's English Language Arts page to view the Utah core and support materials.

Math Courses and Resources

Attention Math educators: visit UEN's Math page to view the Utah Mathematics core and support materials.

Science Courses and Resources

Attention Science educators: visit UEN's Science page to view the Utah Science core and support materials.

Social Studies Courses and Resources

Attention Social Studies educators: visit UEN's Social Studies page to view the Utah Social Studies courses and resources for the classroom.

Utah Courses and Supportive Lesson Plans and Links

In addition to viewing the standards and objectives for every one of Utah's K-12 courses, you can find supportive Internet resources and lesson plans.

Utah Educational Leadership Standards

These clear and consistent Educational Leadership standards can help school leaders understand their roles and leadershop practices.

Utah Effective Teaching Standards

The Utah Effective Teaching Standards articulate what effective teaching and learning look like in the Utah public education system.

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