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Social Studies Curriculum Social Studies - 4th Grade
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Standard 1

Students will understand the relationship between the physical geography in Utah and human life.
  • American Indians 101 - Frequently Asked Questions
    This website includes maps and information on each tribe. It also has links to office of Indian Affairs--Utah. It also answers frequently asked questions such as, "Which term is more appropriate to use, American Indian or Native American?"
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoos Cast Their Spell
    By looking at Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoos Cast Their Spell, students explore why and how the geological wonders of Utah's Bryce Canyon were set aside for public enjoyment in the early 20th century. Students describe the formations that deterred settlement and encouraged tourism in Bryce Canyon and examine how it was used by settlers, scientists, government agencies, and tourists.
  • Color Landform Atlas of the United States
    Maps, maps, and more maps! This is a great online atlas of the United States.
  • Cultural Contributions
    This program introduces students to the field of archeology and its role in preserving our human past. Students experiment with making cordage, rock art, and pottery. Students learn how to enjoy archeological sites without damaging them and are introduced to some of the threats to preserving past cultures, such as vandalism of archeological living sites and rock art.
  • Map of Utah
    This map of Utah includes National Parks and Monuments and some State Parks.
  • Natural History Museum of Utah
    Visit this web site to learn about the museum's current exhibits and their permanent collections.
  • NPS: Golden Spike National Historic Site
    Golden Spike National Historic Site commemorates the completing of this nation's first transcontinental railroad which ended at Promontory, Utah.
  • People and Endangered Species
    This lesson provides students with an overview of some endangered species and of the ways that human activities contribute to species endangerment.
  • Photographs of the American Southwest: Utah
    Check out these pictures of Utah's geology.
  • Teaching with Utah History
    These Utah-based lessons and primary sources are geared for upper elementary and secondary students. They offer local examples of major themes in American and Utah history, world history, geography, economics, earth science/ecology/environmental studies, and more.
  • This Must Be Utah!
    Teacher's Guide to Utah Cities and Towns.
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Utah Fact Sheet:
    American Fact Finder has information about the state population including ethnic breakdown by percent and area. It also provides information about family size and income.
  • Utah Counties
    This site provides interesting facts, a short history, photos, and supportive web links for each county in Utah.
  • Utah National Parks
    Check out Utah's five National Parks and all the things that can be learned from them.
  • Utah State Map Collection
    This collection includes the following kinds of maps: relief, elevation, lakes and rivers, counties, and roads. There are also links to get satellite pictures as well.
  • Utah Through Time
    The Utah Geological Survey visually demonstrates how Utah's geology has changed over time.

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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