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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students learn to use Google Sheets to make pixel art inspired by Frida Kahlo and Mexico.
Review all of the accessibility tools available in Windows 10, Office 365, and other Microsoft Apps.
Learn how to use various tools in Microsoft Office 365 to support all types of learners.
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.
In this episode of PDTV, Host Katie Blunt travels to Park City, Utah, to see the 4Cs of education in action! Kindergarten teacher Amanda Lewing at Trailside Elementary shares how she’s had success using technology tools to develop creative and engaging lessons that encourage the 4Cs in her classroom.
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.
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.
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.