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Social Studies - Kindergarten
Standard 2 Objective 3
Students will learn about the state they live in as well as Utah's place in the United States.
Be knowledgeable about physical and cultural symbols and features that represent the state of Utah.
1. Display a sense of curiosity.
2. Voluntarily use a variety of resources to investigate topics of interest.
3. Develop vocabulary.
Teacher will need to locate a number of pictures of memorable Utah icons:
After printing the pictures, attach a paperclip to the top of each one to create a fishing game of Utah Icons! To make a fishing pole, attach a string to a magnet, and attach the string to a yardstick or long wooden dowel.
To play the game, scatter the pictures on the ground and have the students go "fishing" for things they might see or find around their state. When they "catch" their picture, talk about what it is and why it is important to the state of Utah.
After playing the game, provide the students with the Utah Worksheet (attached) and have them work with you to fill out the page with the new information they have learned about where they live.
**Note: This lesson should be taught on or around Utah's birthday, January 4th.**