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.
This lesson was created to help elementary-aged students better understand the world around them through the use of Flat Stanley.
This Nearpod answers the essential question: What makes Utah's geography unique? It introduces the learners to the three major regions found in Utah. This lesson has the vocabulary needed to understand landforms, names the three regions, shows pictures of each region and takes the learners on a virtual fieldtrip to each region.