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Social Studies Curriculum Social Studies - 4th Grade
Lesson Plans

Standard 1

Students will understand the relationship between the physical geography in Utah and human life.

Objective 1

Classify major physical geographic attributes of Utah.
  • Physical Attributes of Utah

    Enduring Understanding:
    Students will understand that the physical attributes of Utah have changed over time.

    Essential questions:

    1. How did the three major landforms of Utah affect settlement patterns?
    2. How did Lake Bonneville change Utah?

    During this lesson students will use maps to investigate how the geography of Utah has changed over time.

  • Playground Grid
    Students will learn about latitude, longitude, and how to read a grid.
  • The Bear Dance as an Expression of Ute Culture
    The student will learn about Ute culture by investigating the Bear Dance tradition.

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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