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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 3

Analyze how human actions modify the physical environment.
  • Comparison of Utah and Cultures of Various People
    Students will discover similarities and differences in the lifestyles and geography of Utah and another culture of various peoples.
  • Storytelling in the Transmission of Goshute Culture
    The student will be able to identify important elements of Goshute culture through their oral tradition.
  • The Art & Technology of Utah's 5 Unique Indian Cultures
    The student will be able to connect the artistry and innovation of Utah's five tribes to their history and culture.
  • Utah is the Place for Recreation!

    Enduring Understanding: Many opportunities for tourism and recreation are available in Utah.

    Essential Questions:

    1. How have humans modified the physical environment for recreational activities?
    2. Why are these recreational landforms important for human activity?

    This lesson looks at the development of tourism in Utah and the many opportunities for sports and recreation that are available here in the 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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