Social Studies - 4th Grade
Students will understand how Utah's history has been shaped by many diverse people, events, and ideas.
Consumers and Producers
This song sung, to the tune of "The More We Get Together," helps students remember how producers and consumers are connected.
Dominguez and Escalante Expedition 1776
Maps and information about the Dominguez and Escalante Expedition 1776 from the Uintah Basin-Teaching American History project.
The Enchanted Learning features and alphabetical listing of the explorers. Click on the appropriate letter of the alphabet to find an explorer.
Family Vacation: Utah Counties WebQuest
Students will learn about a Utah county of their choice while planning a family vacation.
This is the official Utah sesquicentennial web site for K-12 education. It features information about the Mormon Pioneer Trail as well as interaction with the modern-day pioneers on the trail during the 1997 summer months
Historical Pioneer Journals
This collection of Historical Pioneer Journals includes James Armitstead, William Clayton, Eliza Roxcy Snow, Hosea Stout, and Brigham Young.
I Hear the Locomotives
In this lesson, found on the EDSITEment website, students analyze archival material in order to make connections between the arrival of the railroads and many of the changes that occurred subsequently in the United States and its territories. They learn how the development of the Transcontinental Railroad brought about an increase in hide hunting and so the demise of the Native American tribes dependent on the buffalo herds, and they examine documents relating to other economic and social upheavals brought about by this revolution in travel. From this introductory page teachers can access archival materials needed to complete the lesson.
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.
Junior Achievement: Student Center
Learn about working in a career and budgeting, planning for college, and saving for future expenses.
Kearns Mansion: Interactive Game
Learn about the Kearns family and life in turn-of-the-century Utah as you solve clues to find the five silver coins hidden in the Kearns Mansion in an online, interactive game.
Lesson Plan- Supply and Demand
This lesson's objective is for students will be able to list as a group economic goods, economic bads, items that are scarce in our society and factors that affect our economy.
Stories from the Past
Drag the symbols to the wall in the right order to tell the story with pictures.
Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters
Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869 is a collection of the original writings of 49 voyagers on the Mormon, California, Oregon, and Montana trails who wrote while traveling on the trail. The collection also includes interactive maps of the area traveled by these pioneers.
Utah Division of Indian Affairs
This website has a collection of information and links concerning Utah's Indian tribes both past and present. This site is a good source for information on Utah tribes and basic information including history and government. This site also has sites for Tribal Land Maps, Utah Tribes Today, Speakers Bureau, Tribally/BIA Operated Schools, American Indian Contacts and Links.
Utah History for Kids
Kids can find historical facts, photos, quizzes, and lots of fun things on the Utah History for Kids web site.
Utah History to Go: Utah Chapters of History
Different chapters of Utah History including: The Beautiful Country; Uninhabited The Land, Utah's First People-American Indians; Trappers, Traders, & Explorers; This is the Place-Pioneers & Cowboys; The Road to Industrialization-Mining & Railroads; A New Century-Statehood & the Progressive Era; The Fight For Freedom & Prosperity-From War to War; Bedroom Communities & Commuting-Utah Today.
Utah Natives Collection of History Pictures
This collection of resources and websites helps to see the similarities and differences between the different American Indian groups of Utah. A huge amount of Information about the tribes past and present, with pictures.
World Atlas Utah Timeline
This timeline from World Atlas.org highlights major events in Utah's history. There are additional links to additional Utah history, maps and symbols.
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