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  • UT.SS.ELEM5.6.3 - Connect the causes and lasting effects of at least two social movement...
9/11 and Civil Liberties
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This lesson explores the challenges the United States faced as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and examines the governmentâ"s response through the lens of protection and civil liberties. Students will consider the balance between security and liberty in the United States.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
09/12/2022
ADVOCATES FOR CHANGE: COMPARING SUSAN B. ANTHONY, FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AND EMMELINE B. WELLS
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Through a whole-class read-aloud of the historical fiction picture book (text provided), Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, and two historical articles, students will compare activists Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and Utahn Emmeline B. Wells. Students will examine the statue that depicts the friendship of Anthony and Douglass and complete one of the following: a) a compare/contrast essay, b) a sketch of a statue to represent the friendship between Anthony and Wells, or c) a dialogue between Anthony, Douglass, and Wells. The purpose of this lesson is to not only learn about these advocates for change, but to develop the skills of civil and respectful dialogue, particularly with those with whom we may disagree.

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English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Better Days 2020
Date Added:
11/09/2023
EXAMINING (AND DEBATING) WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE ARGUMENTS AND MEMORABILIA
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This lesson begins with an overview of the national women’s suffrage movement through a picture book read-aloud: Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote (or through an alternative voting simulation. Then, students will analyze primary source documents and suffrage memorabilia to identify arguments made by the anti-suffrage and pro-suffrage sides. Students will create their own pro- or anti-suffrage items.Students will consider how they can personally affect change and improve their communities. Teachers may choose to extend the lesson by staging a women’s suffrage debate or rally.

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English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Better Days 2020
Date Added:
11/09/2023
Eagle Eye Citizen
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Solve and create American history and civics challenges to explore Library of Congress primary sources—and look closer.
Eagle Eye Citizen is a freely available resource designed to help middle and high school students think critically about civic participation, Congress, and American history using primary sources from the Library of Congress.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Eagle Eye Citizen
Date Added:
11/02/2023
HONORING THE EARLY STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN UTAH: PLANNING A MEMORIAL
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This lesson provides students with information about the main events and key players involved in Utah women’s suffrage over the course of several key periods: 1) enfranchisement (1870), 2) disfranchisement (1871-1887), 3) re-enfranchisement with statehood (1888-1896), and 4) the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1920). Students will read an informational text to learn about the early struggle for Utah women’s voting rights. They will then develop a plan for a memorial honoring women’s suffrage in Utah.

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English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Better Days 2020
Date Added:
11/09/2023
THE LIFE OF MARTHA HUGHES CANNON: WRITING & ILLUSTRATING SHORT HISTORICAL STORIES
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This lesson is intended to stretch across two 20-30 minute lessons. Students will understand the historical significance of Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon, whose statue will be placed in the Statuary Hall Collection in 2022. Students will choose an event from Dr. Cannon’s life and create a storyboard with illustrations for a children’s book.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Better Days 2020
Date Added:
11/09/2023
MARTHA GOES TO WASHINGTON: EQUAL REPRESENTATION IN NATIONAL STATUARY HALL
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This lesson is intended to stretch across two 20-30 minute lessons. Students will learn about the history of National Statuary Hall and the statues that are housed in the U.S. Capitol complex as part of that collection. Students will also examine how men and women are represented numerically in the National Statuary Hall Collection and create a visual representation of the data. Lastly, students will understand the historical significance of Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon, whose statue will be placed in the Statuary Hall Collection in 2022.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Better Days 2020
Date Added:
11/09/2023
Resistance to School Desegregation: Busing Crisis
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This lesson plan and case study can be used to follow the previous one, or can stand alone. They allow students to explore the effects of the Boston busing crisis that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement. Full lesson plan with primary resources included. Encourages critical thinking.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Date Added:
11/09/2023
Sojourner Truth
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This resource is a Social Studies student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically, Gale's Kids InfoBits Grades K-6, Gale's Research in Context Grades 6-8, and Gale's Reference Collection Grades 9-12 -  to help students learn about Sojourner Truth. 

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Utah Women's Suffrage: Reader's Theater and Voting Simulation
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This lesson provides students with information about the main events and key players involved in Utah women’s suffrage over the course of several key periods: 1) enfranchisement (1860s-1870), 2) disfranchisement (1871-1887), 3) re-enfranchisement with statehood (1888-1896), and 4) the ratification of the 19th Amendment (1920). Students will participate in a reader’s theater and a voting simulation requiring them to view and write about these historical events through various perspectives.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Better Days 2020
Date Added:
11/09/2023