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Standard 2

Students will understand cultural factors that shape a community.
  • Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: Photographic Images
    This American Memory, a Library of Congress project, includes pictures of The North American Indians.
  • Explore Ancient Petra
    Explore the ancient city of Petra which was located on the trade route between Egypt, Arabia and the Mediteranean Sea.
  • Freedom Quilt
    Freedom quilts and the history of their use by the Underground Railroad as a secret code for fugitive slaves relates geometry, literature and history, providing an interdisciplinary approach to this important topic.
  • Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: World Regions, 1000-1400 a.d.
    A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
  • Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today
    Find out what it means to come to the United States as an immigrant from the early 20th century through the early 21st century.
  • Inca Trail
    Take a trip on the Inca trail from Cuzco.
  • Meet Kids from Canada
    Learn about Canada from Canadian kids.
  • Meet Kids from Mexico
    Learn about Mexico's customs and culture, geography, government and more from kids who live in Mexico.
  • Mr. Native Americans Daily Life in Olden Times
    Come meet the early people of the Americas in olden times.
  • Northwestern Shoshone Fish Song
    This lesson is written in partnership with and approved by the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation Cultural Specialist, Patty Timbimboo-Madsen and Paula Watkins, library consultant to the tribal nation.
  • Not Everyone Lived in Castles During the Middle Ages
    After completing this lesson, students will be able to: compare common perceptions of medieval Europe with the realities of life during that period in history; and list elements of the daily lives of various classes of people living in medieval Europe.
  • Surrounded by Beauty: Arts of Native America
    Students: Click on different regions of the U.S. to read about the Native Americans from that region.
  • Where I Come From
    In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students take research into their heritage a step beyond the construction of a family tree, traveling through cyberspace to find out what's happening in their ancestral homelands today and explore their sense of connection to these places in their past.

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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