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Social Studies Curriculum Social Studies - 4th Grade
Lesson Plans

Standard 2

Students will understand how Utah's history has been shaped by many diverse people, events, and ideas.

Objective 2

Describe ways that Utah has changed over time.
  • Angel Island
    Students will learn about the importance and impact of immigration to the building of the United States of America.
  • Immigration in Utah
    Students will understand why the Chinese and Irish immigrated to the U.S. and Utah and what they did when they got here.
  • Rethinking First Contact: the Effects of European...
    The student will combine their knowledge of Christopher Columbus with information about first contact among the Great Basin tribes to understand the many consequences of contact between Indians and Europeans in the Great Basin.
  • Shoshone Seasonal Land Use and Culture
    The student will be able to analyze the relationship between the culture and environments of the Northwestern Shoshones. The student will also understand the importance of oral tradition to the transmission of Shoshone culture.
  • The Bear Dance as an Expression of Ute Culture
    The student will learn about Ute culture by investigating the Bear Dance tradition.
  • The Trade Economy of the Southern Paiutes
    The student will be able to identify the subsistence practices of the Southern Paiutes and analyze the economic and social connections between the different bands of Southern Paiutes in Utah.

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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