Social Studies - 4th Grade
Students will understand the relationship between the physical geography in Utah and human life.
Analyze how human actions modify the physical environment.
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.
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.
This Must Be Utah!
Teacher's Guide to Utah Cities and Towns.
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.
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