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July 2012 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks   Core Content Literacy Strategy Professional Learning
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July 4, 2012
Independence Day commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1774.
July 24, 2012
Pioneer Day commemorating the arrival of Mormon pioneer to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.
July 27, 2012
Start of the London 2012 Summer Olympics also visit Get Set! The official education page and watch for the Paralympic Games August 29 - September 9, 2012.
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UEN Staff Picks

SciFi Friday
The chills from our creepy SciFi Friday movies are even better on hot summer nights. Watch UEN's SciFi Friday every Friday at 9 pm, then visit the website to learn what local STEM experts thought about the "science" in the film.


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NEW: Core Content Literacy Strategy

Headline It!
Students work in groups to summarize the day's lesson, the particular unit, chapter, etc. by turning it into a newspaper headline. This process forces students to determine what the most important information is and to focus on that alone. To further reinforce the headline, students also create a visual representation of their headline. They can present their work to the class and explain their thinking behind it. Or, the work from all groups can be displayed and students can do a gallery walk to view all the headlines.

Professional Learning

Follow @UENPD
The PD team is on the road this summer - probably in a school near you - but you can follow their insights and inspirations on Twitter @UENpd and catch up on their Faculty Lounge webinars.
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eMedia Features

  • Peoples History of Utah - by Dr. Dean May, University of Utah
  • Music and the Spoken Word: Sweet Land of Liberty
  • Music and the Spoken Word: America the Beautiful
  • Music and the Spoken Word: Flag of the Free
  • Soundzabound Music Library. Volume 2. Disc 1.Patriotic. America the Beautiful - Full.
  • TAH Connections. The Revolution: Exploring the Causes Through the Declaration of Independence Video 1
  • Revolutionary War Music
  • Liberty! The American Revolution. Episode 03-The Times That Try Men's Souls


  • 18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History. Maps and Documents. Excerpts from Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE: Teacher's Guide.
  • Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?
  • Becoming Americans. Washington: Man and Myth: Part02.
  • American Masters: Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home
  • Soundzabound Music Library. Volume 2. Disc 1.Patriotic. Yankee Doodle
  • Utah. The Struggle for Statehood. Part 1: Beginnings
  • American Experience. The Donner Party.
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UEN-TV 9.1

CTE Program
Wedding Designers presents remarkable insight into the many aspects of running a bridal wear business watch Sundays at 7:00 pm beginning July 1.
Health and Fitness
Pedal America educates and encourages riders of all ages to rediscover the joys of cycling through a variety of U.S. locales. This seven-part series also teaches bicycle safety and health benefits. Watch Saturdays at 6 pm beginning July 28.

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From China TV
China Central TV (CCTV) Documentary programming features History, Archaeology, Natural Geography, Science and Society each Saturday at 3 pm - programs are broadcast in English.
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PBS Kids Summer Reading
From June 4 through August 10 PBS KIDS is featuring 10 weeks of themed programming like "Gone Fishing Week" with Dinosaur Train and "Dog Daze Week" with Martha Speaks. In addition to the TV shows, the website has downloadable activities that extend the fun and learning. They may even fit with a themed unit you're teaching next school year! and locally at


Information Literacy
See information literacy in action with the 10th season of History Detectives on Tuesdays beginning at 8 pm.
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