Utah Lesson Plans
World Languages
Material Type:
High School
  • Culturegrams
  • UOL
  • UOL9-12
  • Uollesson
  • Uolworldlanguage
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    Not Just Languages - But Also People, Places, and Things

    Not Just Languages - But Also People, Places, and Things


    This resource is a Social Studies student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically, CultureGrams to help students learn about World Languages. 

    About Utah’s Online Library

    Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections such as EBSCO, Gale Reference Collection, World Book, eMedia, and LearningExpress Library.

    This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.

    Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login that their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.


    Essential Question: How does learning a world language help us develop respect for diversity across world regions and cultures?

    Part of the core objectives for World Languages includes becoming familiar with cultural beliefs and values of other countries and learning about their everyday lives. Key core points include identifying holiday practices, habits of eating, habits of dress, and leisure activities. Also included in this core is the ability to identify geographical features and landmarks of the countries whose citizens speak the particular world language being studied.

    CultureGrams in Utah's Online Library is the perfect resource for students to learn about worldwide cultural practices, customs, and lifestyles as well as information about the history, economy, and geography of worldwide countries. The CultureGrams database is updated weekly and is a fascinating and comprehensive resources for the study of our world.


    Curriculum Connections:

    World Languages