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Social Studies Curriculum Social Studies - 4th Grade
Lesson Plans

Standard 3

Students will understand the roles of civic life, politics, and government in the lives of Utah citizens.

Objective 1

Describe the responsibilities and rights of individuals in a representative government as well as in the school and community.
  • Angel Island
    Students will learn about the importance and impact of immigration to the building of the United States of America.
  • Japanese Internment
    Students will learn how various environmental and cultural changes impacted the treatment of Japanese Americans in Utah.
  • Voting to Make Your Voice Heard

    Students will understand the rights and responsibilities of voting in local, state, and national elections.

    Essential questions:

    1. What are the roles of elected officials in our state government?
    2. Why is it important for citizens to vote?

    Enduring understanding:
    Students will be able to identify the roles of elected officials in Utah and explain the importance of voting as a citizen of our state.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Robert  Austin and see the Social Studies website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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