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Coyote and Mouse Make Snow
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In this lesson, students are given a description of tribal sovereignty and federal recognition specific to the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation. They will also be introduced to characteristics of a trickster tale and then write a short story to activate their prior knowledge of specific words. The whole class will then read "Coyote and Mouse Make Snow," a trickster tale shared by the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation. Students will identify the characters, problems, and solutions within the story by filling out a handout. Possible extensions tie in with the Science Core.

Subject:
Literature
Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Brenda Beyal
Lorna Loy
Date Added:
03/22/2022
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Create a Book (Grade 3-6)
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Students will pick out the main theme for the book and discuss the elements used to make up the story. They will use the iPad App Story Creator to illustrate and write their own story. They will be learning how to take a paper illustration and put it into a digital story and add their own text. This can be adapted to 4-6 grades.

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
09/01/2021
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Create a Book (Grade 3-6)
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Students will pick out the main theme for the book and discuss the elements used to make up the story. They will use the iPad App Story Creator to illustrate and write their own story. They will be learning how to take a paper illustration and put it into a digital story and add their own text. This can be adapted to 4-6 grades.

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Media and Communications
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/29/2021
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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:
Literature
Health Science Education
Elementary English Language Arts
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:
Literature
Elementary English Language Arts
Astronomy
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Lorna Loy
Brenda Beyal
Date Added:
11/14/2022
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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
Literature
Elementary English Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Lorna Loy
Brenda Beyal
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Lesson Plan Template
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This is a lesson plan template created by the Utah Education Network. It is meant to guide educators through creating lesson plans that contain all the necessary components for teacher and student success. Remix this template each time you create a lesson to share in eMedia. When you edit each section of the lesson plan template, delete the template description and add your own content. Add files and links to each section as needed. Remember to replace the preview image with an openly licensed image or screen capture that represents your lesson. After completing each lesson plan section included in this template, you will click "next" at the top of your screen. This is when you will replace this overview with your own brief description of your lesson. You will also be asked to finalize your lesson details (metadata), including connecting it to state curriculum standards. Please do not skip these details. These choices are what align your lesson to state standards and help others search for resources in eMedia. Thank you for contributing to eMedia!

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
10/16/2020
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
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Sequence a Story
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This is a lesson plan designed to help students sequence a story.  Many of the strategies within the lesson plan will support your multi-lingual students. This lesson was used with 3rd grade, but could easily be adapted to suit other grade levels. 

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Emily Pace
Date Added:
03/29/2021