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The American War for Independence
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The decision of Britain's North American colonies to rebel against the Mother Country was an extremely risky one. In this unit, consisting of three lesson plans, students will learn about the diplomatic and military aspects of the American War for Independence.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Bracing for Heat
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Building on lessons learned over several summers, Kristin Raab—Health Impact Assessment and Climate Change Program Director in the Environmental Health Division of Minnesota’s Department of Health—packaged information from diverse communities into a cohesive toolkit that communities of all sizes can use to prepare for heat waves. The Minnesota Extreme Heat Toolkit describes changing weather conditions in Minnesota, the magnitude of potential health consequences from extreme heat, and key steps communities can take to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths. The toolkit acknowledges that extreme heat response plans will vary with the size of the community and the habits of its residents: examples from the mostly rural Olmsted County and the urban centers of Saint Paul and Minneapolis illustrate a range of community plans that could be useful in Minnesota and beyond.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
09/22/2016
The Declaration of Independence: "An Expression of the American Mind"
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This lesson plan looks at the major ideas in the Declaration of Independence, their origins, the Americans' key grievances against the King and Parliament, their assertion of sovereignty, and the Declaration's process of revision.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Earl E. Literacy: Author Ann Cannon
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Spokespuppet for The City Library, Earl E. Literacy, interviews local Salt Lake City children's author Ann Cannon about her new book "Chihuahua Chase". Set in Salt Lake City itself, the book is about two friends who have to solve the mystery of disappearing chihuahuas. Ann also talks about how she started writing and what some of her favorite books are.

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Provider:
Earl E. Literacy
Author:
The City Library
Date Added:
08/29/2018
Geography of Utah. The Geography of Religion. Mormon Presence in Utah.
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The significance of -- Mormon Presence in Utah -- is discussed in this media item extracted from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah). The series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. === "The Geography of Religion" was one program in the 22 part series, "The Geography of Utah," produced in 1982. The importance religion holds for understanding Utah's Pioneer past, its present, and future is discussed. Traditional areas of Mormon influence and the notion of "Mormon Territoriality" are described. The meaning of the Mormon Ward is also defined. The late Leonard Arrington, former director of the Joseph Fielding Smith Center for LDS Church History, contributes to the discussion in interview excerpts. ===

Subject:
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Geography of Utah
Author:
Fisher, Albert L.
Date Added:
10/08/2018
Lesson 2: The Battles of the Civil War
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Through the use of maps and original documents, this lesson will focus on the key battles of the Civil War, Gettysburg and Vicksburg and show how the battles contributed to its outcome. It will also examine the "total war" strategy of General Sherman, and the role of naval warfare in bringing about a Union victory.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Lesson 3: The Gettysburg Address (1863): Defining the American Union
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This lesson will examine the most famous speech in American history to understand how Lincoln turned a perfunctory eulogy at a cemetery dedication into a concise and profound meditation on the meaning of the Civil War and American union.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
The Letters and Poems of Emily Dickinson
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Long perceived as a recluse who wrote purely in isolation, Emily Dickinson in reality maintained many dynamic correspondences throughout her lifetime and specifically sought out dialogues on her poetry. These correspondences"”both professional and private"”reveal a poet keenly aware of the interdependent relationship between poet and reader.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Not Only Paul Revere: Other Riders of the American Revolution
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While Paul Revere's ride is the most famous event of its kind in American history, other Americans made similar rides during the Revolutionary period.  After learning about some less well known but no less colorful rides that occurred in other locations, students gather evidence to support an argument about why at least one of these "other riders" does or does not deserve to be better known.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Oh, Say, Can You See What the Star-Spangled Banner Means?
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Using archival material, students will associate Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner with historic events and recognize the sentiments those words inspired. Students will explore the symbolic nature of the American flag.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
A Peoples' History of Utah: A New Land. Mormon Trail compared to Oregon Trail.
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The history of Mormon Trail compared to Oregon Trail is summarized in this media item extracted from the 20-part video series A PEOPLES' HISTORY OF UTAH, written and hosted by Dean L. May, PhD (University of Utah). The series provides a sweeping view of Utah's past, from its earliest known desert beginning--from its prehistory, to the pioneer era, to the transformation from territory to state, to its critical role in the world war years and beyond.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Media Object
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
A Peoples' History of Utah
Author:
Dean L.
May
Date Added:
10/11/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: A New Land. Mormon settlements, 1847.
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The history of Mormon settlements, 1847 is summarized in this media item extracted from the 20-part video series A PEOPLES' HISTORY OF UTAH, written and hosted by Dean L. May, PhD (University of Utah). The series provides a sweeping view of Utah's past, from its earliest known desert beginning--from its prehistory, to the pioneer era, to the transformation from territory to state, to its critical role in the world war years and beyond.

Subject:
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Geography of Utah
Author:
Fisher, Albert L.
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: A Peculiar People. Mormon migrations, winter of 1846.
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The history of Mormon migrations, winter of 1846 is summarized in this media item extracted from the 20-part video series A PEOPLES' HISTORY OF UTAH, written and hosted by Dean L. May, PhD (University of Utah). The series provides a sweeping view of Utah's past, from its earliest known desert beginning--from its prehistory, to the pioneer era, to the transformation from territory to state, to its critical role in the world war years and beyond.

Subject:
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Geography of Utah
Author:
Fisher, Albert L.
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: Cultural Life in Deseret. Pioneer Memorial Museum.
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The history of Pioneer Memorial Museum is summarized in this media item extracted from the 20-part video series A PEOPLES' HISTORY OF UTAH, written and hosted by Dean L. May, PhD (University of Utah). The series provides a sweeping view of Utah's past, from its earliest known desert beginning--from its prehistory, to the pioneer era, to the transformation from territory to state, to its critical role in the world war years and beyond.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Media Object
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
A Peoples' History of Utah
Author:
Dean L.
May
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Twenty-One More Poems for AP English
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Each of these twenty-one poems or poetic forms for AP Literature and Composition includes a link to the poem and multimedia resources such as EDSITEment lessons and EDSITEment-reviewed websites that discuss the poem, the poet, and its context.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Remix
Utah Culture Digital Story Project
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In this lesson, students will research, organize and create a 2-3 minute digital story about 1 of 3 different cultures that have influenced Utah's culture. They can choose from the Fremont People, the Ute Indians, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pioneers. There are some background lessons and information that will need to be covered in order to finish this final project for 4th grade Utah Social Studies Standard 2 Objective 1. These lessons are linked and highlighted in the Teacher Background section of this lesson plan.There are a few worksheets and mini-lessons (that can be taught in a synchronous manner) associated with this final project that could take 2-3 days to complete and then the digital story can be finished in an hour or two. The final presentation and the mini assignments could all include small group discussions, whole class instruction, and could easily be tailored to teach to students learning virtually.The mini-lessons and supplimental information were found through the UEN website and a youtube video by Nick Epling. Other articles and sources are listed in the materials.

Subject:
Information Technology Education
Technology and Engineering Education
Elementary English Language Arts
History
Media and Communications
Social Studies
Society and Culture
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Media Object
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Erin Lundgreen
Date Added:
04/14/2021
Utah History Encyclopedia. Pioneer Day.
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The history of -- Pioneer Day -- is examined in an article provided as a PDF document. This article is extracted from the book UTAH HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA, published in celebration of Utah's Centennial (1996) and edited by Allan Kent Powell. Over two hundred contributors wrote about the individuals, organizations, locations, institutions, and topics important to Utah history.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
John W.
Van Cott
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Utah Postcard Collection. Pioneer Memorial Museum.
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A look back at -- Pioneer Memorial Museum -- is provided as part of The UTAH POSTCARD collection contributed by the J. Willard Marriott Library (University of Utah). The collection includes over 190 postcards illustrating Utah's main streets, buildings, and unique sites over the years. Subjects range from early rodeo events in Cedar City to the changing face of the Salt Palace.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Media Object
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
John W.
Van Cott
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Voices of the American Revolution
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This lesson helps students "hear" some of the diverse colonial voices that, in the course of time and under the pressure of novel ideas and events, contributed to the American Revolution. Students analyze a variety of elementary documents illustrating the diversity of religious, political, social, and economic motives behind competing perspectives on questions of independence and rebellion.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
A Wrinkle in Time: The Board Game
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This lesson invites students to reconfigure Meg’s journey into a board game where, as in the novel itself, Meg’s progress is either thwarted or advanced by aspects of her emotional responses to situations, her changing sense of self, and her physical and intellectual experiences.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
10/26/2011