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AP U.S. Government & Politics
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This course contains five projects that are organized around the following question: “What is the proper role of government in a democracy?” Each project involves political simulations through which students take on roles that help contextualize the content required by the new College Board course framework.Founders' IntentElectionsSupreme CourtCongressGovernment in ActionOpenly licensed PDF unit plans of all the above units are available at this Sprocket Lucas Education Research Platform (scroll to bottom of web page).Alternately, educators may sign up for free access to the online AP U.S. Government and Politics course that includes additional instructional supports:https://sprocket.lucasedresearch.org/users/sprocket_access

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Knowledge in Action
Lucas Education Research
University of Washington
Date Added:
01/15/2019
Aldean Learns to Make Flutes: A Story About a White Mesa Ute Boy
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In traditional Ute culture, the flute was used for healing ceremonies, or sometimes for courting. A man would play a song to win the heart of a woman. According to tradition, only she could hear the music being played for her. The White Mesa Utes, located in White Mesa, Utah, are members of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe. The Ute Mountain Ute tribal headquarters are located about 90 miles east, in Towoac, Colorado. This Ute Mountain Ute booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Author:
Aldean "Lightning Hawk" Ketchum
Merry M. Palmer
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Aldean and the Red-tailed Hawk: A Story About a White Mesa Ute Boy
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The Ute people have a close association with nature and a respect for all living things. They share the earth with animals, and they look to them for guidance. The Utes honor the hawk in ceremonies, and they use hawk feathers in their regalia. This Ute Mountain Ute booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Author:
Aldean "Lightning Hawk" Ketchum
Merry M. Palmer
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Alphabet coloring book featuring the six Native American Nations of Utah
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This Goshute alphabet (ABC) coloring book is a part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Author:
Danelle Shumway
Date Added:
11/09/2021
American Government
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American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Glen Krutz
Sylvie Waskiewicz
Date Added:
06/29/2018
Bear and Deer: A Goshute Tale (Confederate Tribe)
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In the past the Goshutes held bear dances every spring, but many of the elders who believed in the traditional dances are no longer living. The Goshutes don't practice bear dances any more, but they have other dances. Some of the other dances are strictly social, and some are to celebrate the coming of new seasons and plants. Some dances are held to ask for moisture to bless Mother Earth. This Goshute booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Author:
Curtis Yanito
Merry M. Palmer
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Behavior Supports for Teachers - PBISWorld.com
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Select the student behaviour to begin. Then you will work through a series of descriptions and suggestions for what you can do to help that student.

You can look at interventions for Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3.

Each intervention suggested for a behavior is then "clickable" and more information is provided on why to use this intervention, and how to do it.

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Educational Technology
Psychology
Date Added:
10/23/2019
Being Muslim in America: Acts of Courage and Healing
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Eight Muslim Americans living in Colorado with family histories from eight separate Muslim-majority countries, share their personal stories. They describe incidents of Islamophobia, as well as the healing processes they have experienced in their workplaces, in their neighborhoods, and through supportive organizations. @2017

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Infobase
Date Added:
09/18/2019
Being Muslim in America: An Afghan American Family Story
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Jamshid and Huma Ebadi both came to the United States as young children with their families from Afghanistan under harrowing circumstances. As adults, with a young family of their own, they now live in a suburb of Denver, CO. Hear their stories of love, compassion, and of hope. @2017

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Infobase
Date Added:
09/18/2019
COVID-19 & Health Equity, Grades 3-5
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The COVID-19 Pandemic is a clear example of how science and society are connected. This unit explores how different communities are differentially impacted by the virus through the lens of historical inequities in society. In the context of decisions their families make, students explore the basics of how the virus affects people, and design investigations to explore how it spreads from person to person, and what we can do to prevent that spread.

Subject:
Health Education
Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
OpenSciEd
Author:
Learning in Places
NextGen Science Storylines
OpenSciEd
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Citizenship Nearpod
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This is a nearpod that covers elements and charataristics of good citizenship.  It has acitivities that push students to think deeper about citizenship and what they already know about it.  It challenges students to become better citizens.  This is also an editable link from Nearpod so you can alter as needed.  

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Kyle
Date Added:
05/27/2021
Citizenship Nearpod
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This is a Nearpod that covers elements and characteristics of good citizenship. It has activities that push students to think deeper about citizenship and what they already know about it. It challenges students to become better citizens. This is also an editable link from Nearpod so you can alter as needed.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Nearpod Team
Date Added:
06/08/2021
Claims on Social Media Assessment - Civic Online Reasoning
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This is an assessment from the Stanford History Education Group's Civic Online Reasoning curriculum. This is to assess how well students can assess information/claims that they find on social media. This is an assessment that is housed on Google Forms. You will be prompted to make a copy of the assessment which you can be distributed to students.

Subject:
Information Technology Education
Media and Communications
Educational Technology
Social Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Stanford History Education Group
Date Added:
12/06/2021
A Comprehensive Outline Of World History
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A textbook that covers major events from the beginning of time until 1900. The text is divided first by time period and then by region and country within the period. Learn about the following topics in this world history textbook:Ice Age, Neanderthals, Mesolithic Age, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age,  Ancient Egypt, Greek Empire, Roman Empire, Nomads, Han Dynasty, Mayan Empire, Byzantine Empire, Dark Ages, Barbarians, Turkish Empire, Viking Empire, Vikings, Charlemagne, Classical Period, Middle Ages, Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, Black Death, Plague, Colonization, America, Pilgrims, Ottoman Empire, American Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Reconstruction, Renaissance, Age of Discovery, Elizabethan Era, Reformation Era, Age of Enlightenment. Suggested Level: UP (Upper Elementary)

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jack E. Maxfield
Date Added:
01/03/2019
A Conversation on the Impact of COVID-19 on Utah Women and Work
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A Conversation on the Impact of COVID-19 on Utah Women and Work
August 25, 2021

Panelists: Dr. Jared M. Hansen, Marin Christensen, & Dr. Christopher J. Hartwell
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020–2021 has impacted all Utahns in profound ways. Yet, a host of national and global reports have argued that women’s employment and careers have been disproportionately impacted during this time. To better understand Utah women’s experiences specifically, UWLP researchers conducted an extensive, in-depth survey focusing on the impacts of COVID-19 on women and work. This comprehensive study included the collection of data on a wide variety of topic areas and included both quantitative and open-ended questions to capture participants’ perceptions and experiences. Over 3,500 Utah women responded to the survey. Study researchers discuss the findings from this research, particularly focusing on burnout, hope, career advancement challenges, childcare, homeschooling, caregiver experiences, physical and mental health struggles, and more.

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Women and Gender Studies
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Dr. Susan Madsen
Date Added:
08/31/2021
Cottontail Shoots the Sun: A Uintah/Ouray Ute Tale
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To the Ute people, the bear, quee yahgudt, is a sacred animal. He gave the Ute people their Bear Dance, which is held in the springtime after the first thunder. This Ute (Uintah/Ouray) booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Author:
LeeAnn Parker
Molly Trainor
Date Added:
11/09/2021