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Aldean and the Red-Tailed Hawk: A White Mesa Ute Story
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Aldean Ketchum is a White Mesa Ute tribal member. He grew up in southern Utah. He is a storyteller and flute player. He share a story about a hawk. 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. Students will learn more about the White Mesa Ute tribe, birds of prey (raptors) and engage in strategies before, during and after reading the story. 

Subject:
Literature
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Lorna Loy
Brenda Beyal
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Communities and Their Environment
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In this lesson students will write a research report about communities and how they use their environment. Students will use CultureGrams from the Utah's Online Library to complete their research. Main Thumbnail was found at: "The group of children, 1909" by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse.

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Society and Culture
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Kelly
Date Added:
02/05/2024
Executive Command
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In this interactive game, students experience the decisions that have to be made by the President of the United States. Ever wanted to be President for a day? In Executive Command, you can be President for four years! Try to accomplish what you set as your agenda while facing the challenges and responsibilities that crop up along the way. Being commander-in-chief and chief executive is no easy job! See how you do!

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
ICivics
Date Added:
11/09/2023
The Eye Juggler Coyote
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This lesson utilizes the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (UIT) tale, “The Eye Juggler Coyote” to enhance comprehension skills, provide an introduction to how force affects motion and give information about the UIT. The students will read the tale and then use the story to learn about gravity and balanced forces. The connection of the Ute people to the bison will also be explored. The Ute people tell stories about Coyote and other animals to their children. Based on Coyote’s mistakes, the elders teach children about proper behavior and positive attitudes. The lessons learned help them avoid making the same mistakes Coyote made and suffering the consequences in their own lives.

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Health Science Education
Literature
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lorna Loy
Brenda Beyal
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Father Sky & Mother Earth: A Navajo Legend
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Caring for the Earth is an important part of responsible decision-making and global citizenship. Our Father Sky and Mother Earth provide for our most basic needs. We need to protect and care for our environment. Through this lesson, students will strengthen thier social and emotional learning skills by reading a Navajo legend - "Father Sky and Mother Earth." Student will explore how they can be good stewards of the Earth and Sky in protecting our natural resources. 

Subject:
Astronomy
Elementary English Language Arts
Literature
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Lorna Loy
Brenda Beyal
Date Added:
11/14/2022
How Badger, Skunk and Sage Hen Were Marked
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According to Paiute legend, the hawk and the coyote were not always animals as we see them now. Long ago, they were people, like you and me. The hawk was known as Kuhsawv, and the coyote was known as Soonungwuv. Coyote tales are part of the Paiute oral tradition used to teach proper behavio, natural phenomenon and values from an early age. These stories are only told during the winter time. The Coyote illustrates the mischievous nature in all of us. Students will listen to a Paiute tale and learn about folktales. They will also be introduced to the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, the location and how tribal members are working to preserve their language and culture. Students will also learn about how external structures and adaptations of animals help them to survive in their environment through a group activity. 

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Elementary English Language Arts
Literature
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lorna Loy
Brenda Beyal
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Japanese-American Communities - - - Activity
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Activity: Students will be instructed regarding the Japanese community in Utah, emphasizing Japan Town in SLC. Students will be able to view this community via a Google Earth tour. The instructor will review the Japanese Church of Christ, the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple, and end the tour with a look at the Salt Palace Japanese Garden and reviewing photos from the North American Japanese Garden Association. After being able to see an example of Japanese architecture and landscaping, students will create their own Japanese-inspired communities by drawing or dioramas. Purpose: Students will get to learn about the cultural significance of Japanese buildings and landscaping and the significance of Japantown, SLC. Students will solidify their knowledge and show in a creative formative assessment what characterizes Japanese landscaping and architecture.  

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kohen
Date Added:
12/27/2021
Northwestern Shoshone Fish Song
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Sing a Northwestern Shoshone song.
Write a narrative story about an experience in nature.
Create music compositions patterned after the song.
This lesson is written in partnership with and approved by the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation Cultural Specialist, Patty Timbimboo-Madsen and Paula Watkins, library consultant to the tribal nation. Before teaching this lesson, please explain to your students that there are many Indigenous tribes in Seal for the Northwestern Shoshonethe United States and that this lesson specifically focuses on a song of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation and does not represent other Native American groups. It is the hope of the Northwestern Shoshone that other native tribes will respect their choice to share this aspect of their culture.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Emily Soderborg
Date Added:
10/28/2022
Pacific Islander Communities - - - Activity
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Activity: Students will watch a PBS-sponsored and illustrated video of Hawaiian storyteller Kealoha Kelekolio chronicling the creation story of the Hawaiian island chain. After seeing an example of Pacific storytelling, each student will chronicle their family creation story (or another event of equal importance), emphasizing events of significance or providing an illustration of their family. Students will then share their stories within groups or as a class to experience storytelling as a traditional skill.Purpose: Students will participate in the difficult storytelling process that Pacific Islander communities use to pass along their histories. 

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kohen
Date Added:
12/27/2021
Using iMovie to Represent a Story
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Students will create an iMovie representing the story of "La Cenicienta""Cinderella" by thecmn is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Raquel
Date Added:
04/21/2023
Women's Suffrage Primary Source Set
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This resource is from the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service. This primary source set is designed to help students learn about Women's Suffrage and the 19th Ammendment from a government and politics perspective as well as through the eyes of average Utahns and their experiences.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Utah Division of Archives and Records Service
Date Added:
11/09/2023