UEN Resources for K-12 Education

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9/11 Anniversary Resources

UEN gathered these 9/11 resources to help educators and students commemorate the event.

Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday

Celebrate the 200th birthday of our 16th president by learning more about his life and completing these classroom activities.

Addressing Race and Inequality: Resources for Families, Educators and Students

Curated resources about diversity, anti-racism and protests in response to current events from public media stations and others.

African American History Month Resources

February is African American History Month - a great time to investigate the contributions that African Americans have made to the history and cultural development of the United States.

American Civics Education Initiative

American Civics Education Initiative, S.B. 60, was passed in the Utah legislative session of 2015. This law requires the successful passage of a basic civics test or an alternate assessment as a condition of graduation.

American Colonial History - Mission US

Dive headfirst into Mission US - a free online video game set in Colonial times and then explore additional American Colonial History resources.

American Indian Resources

Find current, culturally appropriate resources for teaching and learning about Utah’s indigenous communities, heroes and events, present and past.

Anne Frank - Teacher Workbook

This Teacher's Guide provides resources to aid in teaching about Anne Frank and the Holocaust. You will find lesson plans, readings, timelines and more.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month - During Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, communities commemorate the achievements and contributions of people who are Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) with community festivals, government-sponsored activities and educational activities for students. 

Civil Rights

Learn about the Civil Rights Movement - from 1954 to present day. You can also access related lesson plans.

Colonial Williamsburg

You will find web sites, documents and resources about Colonial Williamsburg, as well as information about the Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trip.

Constitution Day Resources

September 17th has been designated as Constitution Day. Use these resources to help gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of our nation's founding document.

Digital Media Arts

Digital Media Arts Education encompasses digital arts + interconnectivity across all aesthetic, artistic and academic elements, forms, contents, disciplines and domains, for the purposes of learning and creating. 

Election Day

UEN has gathered high quality Election resources for Educators, Students and Parents.

Elementary Social Studies Resources

UEN worked with the Utah State Office of Education to gather web sites, activities and lesson plans that support the Elementary Social Studies core.

Freedom Rides Educator Resources

In depth resources about the Freedom Rides and the brave civil rights pioneers.


In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, you are invited to join Utah students and families in memorizing and applying the principles contained in this two-minute speech. 

GIS / GPS Resources

A collection of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) resources.

Heritage Gateways

In addition to documenting the Mormon Trail Wagon Train reenactment, visitors can find lesson plans and stories of the children who experienced the trek over 150 years ago.

Holocaust and Genocide Education

Resources to help teachers teach about the holocaust and genocide.

Inauguration Day

Great resources and activities to help you and your students learn more about the inauguration ceremonies.

Juneteenth Freedom Day

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

Latino Resources

Find current, culturally appropriate resources for teaching and learning about Utah’s Latino communities, heroes and events.

Marbury vs. Madison

This 1803 decision marked the first time the U.S. Supreme Court declared a federal law unconstitutional. Here are some educational web sites to help you learn more about this historic decision.

More Than A Flag

Find materials to spark conversations about our common values, unite around our shared identity, and learn how to provide ideas and concepts for a new Utah state flag design. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

NROC HippoCampus

Free educational resources for middle school, high school and college students and instructors - including video demonstrations, interactives and test prep.


Explore Ouelessebougou (Wuh-less-uh-boo-goo) - a region located in the country of Mali in Western Africa. This colorful site has many photos of the people and their lifestyle.

Our World

Name a country that has no pollution, where there is no crime, and the citizens are the longest lived people on Earth? Experience Iceland and all of the other countries in "Our World".

Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art

This K-12 curriculum was developed to teach students about the culture and customs of the earliest inhabitants of our state.

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.

Transcontinental Railroad

The joining of the rails at Promontory Summit on May 10, 1869, marked the beginning of a new era for the nation, the West, and for Utah. These resources help us understand the many ways the railroad transformed life in Utah.

United States Constitution eMedia Hub

The United States Constitution eMedia hub is a collection of civics and history resources intended to support educators in teaching about the Constitution of the United States of America.

U.S. Civics Information

UEN's Civics web site provides basic information about our government, citizenship and the election process. Take a moment to review your civic duties and responsibilities.

Utah and U.S. Flag Resources

Resources to help you learn about the United States and Utah flag as well as flag etiquette, flag related lesson plans and student activities.

Utah Centennial Studies

These Utah related lesson plans were created in 1996 to help educators and students celebrate 100 years of statehood.

Utah Cities and Towns

These lessons will provide an understanding of the ways in which geography, history, culture, and tradition have made Utah such a unique and fascinating place to live.

Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia (UCME)

A project designed to give educators, students and the general public ready access to digital collections of Utah-related information and media items, about the history, culture, geography, and landforms of the state.

Utah Counties

This colorful and informative web site explores Utah's 29 counties. You will find interesting facts, photos, and links for each Utah county.

Utah Counties WebQuest

This Utah Counties WebQuest puts you in charge of the family vacation.

Utah History Encyclopedia

The Utah History Encyclopedia is the first complete history of Utah in encyclopedia form, consisting of 575 articles and over 200 historic photographs.

Utah Museums

Utah has some excellent museums all over the state and here is a list of of their web sites.

Utah National Parks

Learn about Utah's 5 National Parks, submit a story about one of the parks, play games, or find resources for educators.

Utah Studies: Primary Source Sets

Our Past Their Present offers primary source sets on Utah history topics such as Japanese Internment and Women during World War II.  Created by the Utah Division of State History to meet Social Studies Core Standards. 


Visit the VoteUtah website regularly for updates on the political process, candidate profiles and debate information.

We Shall Remain

Lesson plans and resources that support the KUED-7 documentaries that tell the stories of the Ute, Paiute, Northwestern Shoshone, Goshute, and Navajo people.

Women Making Utah History

High-quality resources for K-12 social studies and language arts classrooms that center around Utah women's advocacy.

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