Utah Core Standards - Fifth Grade

Core Standards for Social Studies

Materials and Lesson Plans

Utah Education Network (UEN):

National Standards

National Standards from National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Founded in 1921, NCSS has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.



50 States and Capitals 
State information resource links to state homepage, symbols, flags, maps, constitutions, representatives, songs, birds, flowers, trees.

American Memory
A gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.

How to Become a Citizen
Not everyone living in the United States is a citizen. Learn how to become a citizen.

K-12 Schools Pioneer: Utah's Online Library
Utah’s online library of electronic resources that provides statewide access to newspaper articles, magazines, professional journals, encyclopedias, video, photographs, maps, charts, and graphics.

Mayflower History
Deals with the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and early Plymouth Colony.

Recommended Instructional Materials System (RIMS)
Find instructional materials that have been adopted by the Utah State Office of Education (USOE).

The Center for Civic Education
Promotes an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.

The History Net 
Provides numerous articles on World War II, Wild West, American History, Civil War, British Heritage, Military History, Aviation History and more.

The Learning Page
Designed to help educators use the American Memory Collections to teach history and culture.

U.S. Civil War Center
Promotes the study of the war using an interdisciplinary approach, examining the perspectives of all professions, occupations, and academic disciplines, and to make available all appropriate private and public data regarding the Civil War. 

USA Immigration
USA People Search is a great resource for research on immigration into the United States.

Utah Education Network (UEN)
UEN provides education tools, activities, lesson plans, curriculum guides and professional development for teachers and educators in the state of Utah. You can also find other UEN resources like KULC channel 9, EDNET, and distance learning resources here.