January 2020 Highlights
New Year's Day
UEN wishes you a fantastic 2020 and hope you stay connected with us all year long.
Attention Salt Lake County 7th -12th graders and teachers
Salt Lake County Health Department is hosting the Kick Ash Film Festival to bring attention to the dangers of vaping/e-cigarette use. Cash prizes for winning entries.
Statehood for Utah
In 1896, after a half-century of struggle, statehood arrived for Utah.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Check out UEN's Themepark page on Civil Rights and download the "American Experience: Citizen King" video in UEN's eMedia. MLK Day is also National Day of Service.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day: UEN has lesson plans and resources to help students learn about the Holocaust. EVA: A-7063 the incredible true story of an Auschwitz survivor's journey to forgiveness and healing will air Jan. 25 at 8:00pm on UEN-TV.
Opening Day of the 2020 Utah Legislature
Visit le.utah.gov often to stay on top of proposed bills and legislation. This is a great civics opportunity for students.
On this episode Jami and Michael take us through the essentials of Adobe Rush, a video editing app. All Utah teachers have access to Adobe products and grades 7-12 have them in their schools. Learn more with UEN Professional Development!
In this episode of Homeroom, Jared and Dani are joined by Liz Arias, a Senior Customer Success Manager for Adobe Education. During the episode we discuss Adobe's statewide partnership with Utah schools to bring Creative Cloud to teachers and students.
The UEN Spring course registration is available now
- Art Connection: Dance for Health
- Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Sleep?
- EarthSky Podcasts: Benjamin Levine's study supports rowing for astronaut fitness
- NASA Connect: Better Health from Space to Earth
- Utah Women and Education: Mental Health Benefits of Higher Education
- 20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History. Maps and Documents. "I Have a Dream" Speech by Martin Luther King Jr..
- American Experience: Citizen King
- Frontline: A Class Divided
- In Remembrance of Martin
- Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP
- Comedy Bootcamp: The Documentary
January 2 at 9:00pm
Comedy Bootcamp: The Documentary shines a light on today's returning service members, shadowing a new class of former military veterans as they embark on a journey to share their stories and connect with others - through comedy.
- American Road to Victory: The Americans in the Bulge
January 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Learn how the gallant actions of the US forces surprised the NAZI plan to encircle and destroy the Allied armies. Witness vignettes of individual gallantry, illustrated though blended archival footage, re-enactment and special effects. Visit the actual frozen foxholes and fog shrouded hills where we hear soldiers describe the unimaginable conditions of winter war.
- Eva: A-7063: The incredible true story of an Auschwitz survivor's journey to forgiveness and healing
January 25 at 8:00 p.m.
At the age of 10, Eva Mozes Kor fought to stay alive inside the concentration camp where she and her sister Miriam were being experimented on as one of "Mengele's twins." After decades of torment and pain following her liberation, she came to the epiphany that she needed to forgive the Nazis to move forward with her life. She emerged as arguably the best-known and most-active Holocaust survivor in the world. Saturday.
- The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert with the Cleveland Orchestra
January 19 at 8:00 p.m.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, the performance includes classical selections by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Verdi as well as hymns and spirituals including "Down by the Riverside," "Precious Lord," and "Lift Every Voice and Sing." Hosted by actor James Pickens, Jr.