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The Liberty Bell
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This resource is a Social Studies student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically, Gale's Kids InfoBits, Gale's Research in Context Grades 6-8, Gale's InfoTrac Student Edition, EBSCO's Explora Elementary and Middle Schools, and World Book Encyclopedia to help students learn about The Liberty Bell. 

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
05/26/2022
Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: Fact, Fiction, and Artistic License
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This lesson encourages close study of Wood's painting, American Revolution elementary sources, and Longfellow's poem to understand the significance of this historical ride in America's struggle for freedom. By reading elementary sources, students learn how Paul Revere and his Midnight Ride became an American story of patriotism.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Native Americans and the American Revolution: Choosing Sides
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Native American groups had to choose the loyalist or patriot cause"”or somehow maintain a neutral stance during the Revolutionary War. Students will analyze maps, treaties, congressional records, first-hand accounts, and correspondence to determine the different roles assumed by Native Americans in the American Revolution and understand why the various groups formed the alliances they did.

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History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Not Only Paul Revere: Other Riders of the American Revolution
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While Paul Revere's ride is the most famous event of its kind in American history, other Americans made similar rides during the Revolutionary period.  After learning about some less well known but no less colorful rides that occurred in other locations, students gather evidence to support an argument about why at least one of these "other riders" does or does not deserve to be better known.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
A Peoples' History of Utah: A Peculiar People. Mormon migrations, winter of 1846.
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The history of Mormon migrations, winter of 1846 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 Science
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: Colonizing the West. Territory of Utah after Nebraska 1861.
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The history of Territory of Utah after Nebraska 1861 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.

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Social Science
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah History Encyclopedia
Author:
Miller, Lorille Horne; and Powell, Allan Kent, editor
Date Added:
10/11/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: Colonizing the West. Territory of Utah, shrinking boundaries.
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The history of Territory of Utah, shrinking boundaries 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 Science
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: Cultural Life in Deseret. Pioneer Memorial Museum.
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The history of Pioneer Memorial Museum 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 Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Media Object
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
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A Peoples' History of Utah
Author:
Dean L.
May
Date Added:
10/11/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: Episode 01: Utah-the Place
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Describes the physiographic characteristics of the basin and range province, the Colorado Plateau and the Middle Rocky Mountain Region. Discusses the habitable and hospitable features of the land--significantly the availability of water to sustain settlements. Includes memorable impressions of the land from some of the first settlers to come to these regions.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
A Peoples' History of Utah
Author:
Fisher, Albert L.
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: Episode 02: The First Utahns
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Characterizes the inhabitants of prehistoric Utah in relation to their environment. Speculates on their origins, presents evidence of their development, and compares their evolving lifestyles. Helps develop an understanding and appreciation for the manner in which they utilized the resources they found in their harsh basin and range environment. Offers meaning and insight to the study of these peoples and their lifestyles.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
A Peoples' History of Utah
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: Episode 03: Utah's Indians and the Spaniards
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Highlights the 1776-77 Dominguez-Escalante expedition into the then uncharted area that constitutes present-day Utah. Dramatizes, to a limited degree, the odyssey of these Spanish priests through Utah. Recounts their impressions of the area and its early Shoshonean inhabitants. Demonstrates that although they individually affected little change in the lifestyles of these early Native Americans, Spaniards in general affected great change by introducing the horse into the area.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
A Peoples' History of Utah
Author:
Garena, Mario
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: Episode 04: Utah's First Bonanza
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Examines the historical impact of the fur trade on the eventual white settlement of Utah. Investigates the reasons for the exploration of the Rocky Mountain region by trappers and traders. Emphasizes that, although attracted by a particular resource and remaining in the area only until that resource was exhausted or its demand diminished, these businessmen had a great influence on later settlement of the area.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
A Peoples' History of Utah
Author:
Titze, Maria
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: Episode 05: A Peculiar People
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Focuses on aspects of the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) that would have a direct impact on eventual settlement of the Utah area. Outlines pertinent events in Mormon history from the church's 1830 founding in upstate New York through its 1846 exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois. Discusses how early experiences and doctrinal development would shape the Mormons into a pioneer group uniquely qualified to settle the harsh environment of Utah.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
A Peoples' History of Utah
Author:
Fisher, Albert L.
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: Episode 06: Crossings to the West
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Traces the routes of early exploration and settlement expeditions through Utah. Discusses why early settlement companies chose to travel through northern Utah on their way to California while later ones chose to follow less direct routes avoiding Utah altogether. Recounts early impressions of the area made by early explorers (including John C. Fremont) and settlers passing through the state.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
A Peoples' History of Utah
Author:
Titze, Maria
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: Episode 10: Cultural Life in Deseret
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Portrays a selection of social and artistic endeavors pursued by settlers in nineteenth century Utah. Examines dancing, theatre, art, architecture, and the musical heritage of brass bands and choral performances as practiced in pioneer Utah. Reveals the social function of art in a religious community that stressed group participation over individual expression.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
A Peoples' History of Utah
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: Episode 14: The Americanization of Utah
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Delineates the economical, social, and political values of Utah Mormons that were alien to the rest of the United States. Emphasizes the role polygamy played in delaying the granting of statehood to the territory of Utah.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
A Peoples' History of Utah
Author:
Fisher, Albert L.
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: Episode 16: The Organization of Utah Labor
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Traces the historical development of organized labor in Utah. Recounts the formation of radical unions that flourished after the arrival of ethnic immigrants and declined during the twenties soon after Joe Hill was executed in the state. Analyzes union relations with the Mormon church and explains why unionism in Utah has relied for the most part on non-Mormon support.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
A Peoples' History of Utah
Date Added:
10/08/2018
A Peoples' History of Utah: The New Pioneers. Hashimoto, Yozo.
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The history of Hashimoto, Yozo 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 Science
Social Studies
Provider:
Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Utah Place Names
Author:
Van Cott, John W.
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Preamble of the U.S. Constitution
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Print the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution sheet seen here. There are 7 spaces for you to draw your idea of what each phrase means. What does “We the People” look like to you? Draw your idea on the dotted line.

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Activity/Lab
Author:
OER LIBRARIAN
Date Added:
06/02/2022
Summer Adventures
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This lesson plan is intended for 1st grade students. It is a project type lesson for writing a personal narrative about what they did over the summer using Adobe Spark to create a digital story. 

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Sarah
Date Added:
06/17/2021