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Utah Core Standards - Utah Studies

Utah is a state diverse in landscape and people. This course is designed to help students understand the state of Utah at a deeper level by reviewing Utah’s early history and particularly emphasizing Utah from statehood to the present. Students will understand the interaction between Utah’s geography and its inhabitants, as well as the formative contributions of Native American Indians, explorers, and Utah pioneers. The course will also investigate relationships between government and the people of Utah, the many opportunities people have to make a living in Utah, the diverse nature of Utah’s people and cultures, and the impact of contemporary events on the land and people of Utah. The Utah Studies core is designed to meet the needs of a semester-length course. Full-year Utah Studies courses may expand the scope and detail of this course to meet specific needs.

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.  

Resources

Websites

Bank Jr
Zion's Bank and KidsOnline.com have created the Bank Jr website as the biggest and most comprehensive kid-friendly resource on the web for learning about finances.

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.

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

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.

Utah State Legislature
This is the official website for the Utah State Legislature, House and Senate. You will find many resources as well as the Utah State Constitution.