May Highlights

This May we are highlighting the following topics:

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Utah Archeological and Historic Preservation Month
  • National Mental Health Month
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Cinco de mayo
  • National Nurses Day
  • Tumbleweeds Film Festival - The Utah Film Center
  • Special Education
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Asian American & Pacific Islander Perspectives within Humanities Education
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Organized around the compelling question "How have Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders engaged civically and contributed to U.S. culture?" and grounded in inquiry-based teaching and learning, this lesson brings history, civics, and the arts together to learn about the experiences and perspectives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in U.S. history. elementary sources, literature, and works of art created by AAPI individuals and related organizations provide an historical as well as contemporary context for concepts and issues including civic participation, immigration, and culture.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Asian-Pacific Heritage Month
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The month of May is an opportunity for reflection on and commemoration of all that AAPI individuals and organizations have accomplished and contributed to U.S. history and culture. This piece highlights NEH projects and classroom resources for teaching about these experiences in America.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
The Aztecs: Mighty Warriors of Mexico
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The Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan was the hub of a rich civilization that dominated the region of modern-day Mexico at the time the Spanish forces arrived. In this lesson, students will learn about the history and culture of the Aztecs and discover why their civilization came to an abrupt end.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Carbon 14 Dating
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The task requires the student to use logarithms to solve an exponential equation in the realistic context of carbon dating, important in archaeology and geology, among other places. Students should be guided to recognize the use of the natural logarithm when the exponential function has the given base of e, as in this problem. Note that the purpose of this task is algebraic in nature -- closely related tasks exist which approach similar problems from numerical or graphical stances.

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Secondary Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
05/01/2012
Comprehensive Individualized Curriculum and Instructional Design
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This online textbook addresses the population of individuals with disabilities that experience complex lifelong needs across multiple areas in their lives. Drs. Sennott and Loman drafted this book (along with the help from some friends) with the hope of providing pertinent, practical, and current resources to future special educators who plan to serve individuals with complex disabilities.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Samuel Sennott; Sheldon Loman; Kristy Lee Park; Luis F. Pérez; Michael J. Kennedy; John Romig; Wendy J. Rodgers
Date Added:
07/06/2018
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Disability Awareness
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This lesson plan was created for middle school or high school special educators to use for their peer tutors. This lesson plan may be used by teachers to teach their peer tutors how to create a digital story on disability awareness in conjunction with a disability that they have previously researched. It may also be used in a social studies class where students have previously studied civil rights, equality, and education laws.

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Other
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Assessment
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Author:
Valerie
Date Added:
05/03/2021
Genius Hour Project: Career Exploration for Student's in Special Education
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This Genius Hour project will focus on student’s in special education and their IEP transition goals related to their career interests. Students will select one career of interest to them and conduct research, interview people in the field, job shadow, etc. to develop a presentation on their findings. 

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
College and Career Awareness
Other
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Lacia Ashton
Date Added:
04/20/2022
Google Tools to Support all Learners
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Helping our students access materials and content to achieve in the classroom is very important; learn about some accessibility features from Google in this blog post from Control Alt Achieve.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Control Alt Achieve / Eric Curts
Date Added:
02/25/2022
Hispanic Culture in Utah. Hecho en Utah (Made in Utah). Mexico and Southwestern U.S..
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The folk art of -- Mexico and Southwestern U.S. -- is showcased. Contributed by the Utah Arts Council Folk Art Program from their HISPANIC CULTURE IN UTAH archives and the book HECHO IN UTAH, singers, dancers, musicians, boat builders, wood carvers, and ceramists are included in photos, biographies, and audio clips.

Subject:
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Hispanic Culture in Utah. Hecho en Utah (Made in Utah). Yvonne Miera Lindsay Sewing a Costume.
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The folk art of -- Yvonne Miera Lindsay sewing a costume -- is showcased. Contributed by the Utah Arts Council Folk Art Program from their HISPANIC CULTURE IN UTAH archives and the book HECHO IN UTAH, singers, dancers, musicians, boat builders, wood carvers, and ceramists are included in photos, biographies, and audio clips.

Subject:
Dance
Visual Art
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018
How do synthetic materials impact society? Case Study: Ceramics
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Museum archaeologists and educators lead students through this phenomenon-based investigation to identify and explain the difference between natural materials and synthetic materials. Students use early ceramics as a case study to evaluate how this early synthetic material impacted the lives of people who used them.
NHMU Research Quests are phenomena-based, online investigations asynchronously led by museum educators and scientists that are rooted in museum research and collections. Resources include teacher instructional guides, formative and summative assessments, and student notebooks. A free educator acount is required to access the materials.

Subject:
Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Natural History Museum of Utah
Provider Set:
Research Quest
Date Added:
04/27/2022
Microsoft Word - Accessiblity, special education, and online learning: Supporting equity in a remote learning environment
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Review all of the accessibility tools available in Windows 10, Office 365, and other Microsoft Apps.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Microsoft
Provider Set:
Microsoft Education
Author:
Microsoft Education
Date Added:
10/28/2021
PDTV: Instructional Design with Nearpod
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In this episode of UEN PDTV, host Katie Blunt is in Moab, Utah where she walks us through the importance of researching and strategizing to find the best ways to use educational technology tools in your classroom. Then, we see it in action as 2nd-grade teacher Abbey Martinez at Helen M. Knight Elementary explains how she’s had success using Nearpod as a digital tool to create productive and engaging lessons for her students.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
05/06/2022
A Peoples' History of Utah: Cultural Life in the Twentieth Century. Samoan and Tongan dance.
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The history of Samoan and Tongan dance is summarized in this media item extracted from the 20-part video series A PEOPLES' HISTORY OF UTAH, written and hosted by Dean L. May, PhD (University of Utah). The series provides a sweeping view of Utah's past, from its earliest known desert beginning--from its prehistory, to the pioneer era, to the transformation from territory to state, to its critical role in the world war years and beyond.

Subject:
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Geography of Utah
Author:
Fisher, Albert L.
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: The First Utahns. Fremont Indian pit shelter, detail.
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The history of Fremont Indian pit shelter, detail is summarized in this media item extracted from the 20-part video series A PEOPLES' HISTORY OF UTAH, written and hosted by Dean L. May, PhD (University of Utah). The series provides a sweeping view of Utah's past, from its earliest known desert beginning--from its prehistory, to the pioneer era, to the transformation from territory to state, to its critical role in the world war years and beyond.

Subject:
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Geography of Utah
Author:
Fisher, Albert L.
Date Added:
10/08/2018
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SELFIE - Self Care Poster Project
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This lesson is a mental health/self care lesson given by the school counseling team to high school students.  They lesson includes common daily stressors, resources to get help, a definition of self care, and an activity to help students alleviate their stress.  This lesson aligns with the Utah model for College and Career Readiness School Counseling Program for emotional and social supports.This lesson is created by Jill Hinckley, Level II Utah School Counselor.

Subject:
College and Career Awareness
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Jillian
Date Added:
10/17/2021