September Highlights

This September, we are highlighting resources related to the following topics:

  • National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month
  • National Arts in Education Week
  • Patriot Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Early Childhood Education - eMedia's Early Learning Hub
  • Digital Media Arts - Tumbleweeds Kids Film Competition
  • Utah STEMFest
  • Nearpod Summer Series
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10-Shot Camera Challenge
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Have you ever noticed? There are common camera composition conventions that professional news video shooters, cinematographers, and broadcast engineers use to appeal to viewers. With this 10-Shot Camera Challenge, students can practice and hone basic camera composition shots.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Media and Communications
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs
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StoryMaker Science Explainers
Date Added:
01/12/2022
2022 State Preschool Workshop
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We had amazing presenters this year such as our first lady Abigail Cox and Brittney Cummins from the Governor’s Early Childhood Commission. Topics included outdoor classrooms, literacy, personalized competency learning, social studies, math, resources for families, behavior tips, and more.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
08/30/2022
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ART, TECHNOLOGY, & SOCIAL STUDIES: Edward Curtis Style Portraits
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This is an art lesson incorporating the Art element of Value with black and white photography. We are also incorporating Language arts & social studies standards as well. Preview image: "iPad" by Sean MacEntee is marked with CC BY 2.0.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
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Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Jamie
Date Added:
02/23/2022
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Analyzing Art: The Formal Elements
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This lesson is a lesson designed for IB Visual Art Students in preparation for the Comparative Study Project. This lesson goes over The Formal Elements of Art and how to conduct a formal analysis of artwork. This goal of this lesson is for students to be able to formally analyze artwork using art vocabulary and the formal elements of art.  NOTE: This lesson is intended to be completed using the app Keynote from Apple, but can be also used in conjunction with Google Slides if Keynote is not available. 

Subject:
Art and Architecture
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Robyn
Date Added:
01/23/2022
Annenberg Classroom's That's Your Right
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A challenging, fun card game that helps students learn about their rights under the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. The game offers three levels of play: Easy, Normal, Difficult.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
Annenberg Foundation
Provider Set:
Annenberg Classroom
Date Added:
08/11/2022
Art and Ecology
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Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate, and tropical climates.
In this lesson students will: Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards; Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Science
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Activity/Lab
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Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Date Added:
07/02/2018
Beverly Taylor Sorensen Arts
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The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTS Arts) provides arts-integrated instruction to elementary students, effectively increasing student performance in every subject—from language arts and social studies to math and science. The program is currently in 400 Utah elementary schools in 36 districts, including over 30 charter schools, and is serving over 300,000 students. Though there are no preschool-specific lesson plans, many of the kindergarten lesson plans could be adapted for preschool.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Beverly Taylor Sorensen Arts
Date Added:
08/30/2022
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Bill of Rights
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Students will investigate one of the amendments to the Constitution to find out how it was important for the time, how it protects citizens and how it applies to our current needs.Enduring Understanding:The U.S. Constitution reflects our national beliefs about people, rights, and government.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
01/14/2022
Book 2, Teenage Rebellion. Chapter 10, Lesson 2: The Birth of Latino Rock
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In this lesson, students will compare Valens' version of "La Bamba" to a traditional version of the song, and examine how Valens was able to successfully incorporate a Latin feel into a mainstream Rock and Roll recording. They will further evaluate why the song became influential, paving the way for later artists to develop and explore the genre of Latino Rock, and how it illustrates Rock and Roll's capacity to absorb multiple influences and redefine itself.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Music
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachRock
Date Added:
11/08/2019
Branches of Power
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This game immerses students in the workings of our three branches of government. Players take on the roles of legislator, president and Supreme Court justice to get constitutional laws enacted. Players must juggle several bills at once while holding press conferences and town hall meetings.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
Annenberg Foundation
Provider Set:
Annenberg Classroom
Date Added:
08/11/2022
Bridges
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In this unit of study students learn about different types of bridges and how to design and build their own bridge. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study.

Subject:
Mathematics
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership
Author:
Terry Evers
Date Added:
12/10/2020
The Constitutional Convention: Four Founding Fathers You May Never Have Met
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Witness the unfolding drama of the Constitutional Convention and the contributions of those whom we have come to know as the Founding Fathers.  In this lesson, students will become familiar with four important, but relatively unknown, contributors to the U.S. Constitution Convention: Oliver Ellsworth, Alexander Hamilton, William Paterson, and Edmund Randolph.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
A Conversation on Judicial Interpretation
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This lesson plan focuses on the essential question: How does philosophy affect the way a judge reads the Constitution and what is the effect of that? Teachers will use the Annenberg Classroom video âA Conversation on the Constitution: Judicial Interpretationâ in which Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, a strict constructionist, and Stephen Breyer, an evolutionist, debate how the Constitution should be interpreted.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Annenberg Foundation
Provider Set:
Annenberg Classroom
Date Added:
08/11/2022
A Conversation on the Constitution with Justice Stephen Breyer: The Nature of Dissent in the Supreme Court
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Justice Stephen G. Breyer talks with high school students about the role and importance of dissenting opinions when the U.S. Supreme Court decides cases.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Annenberg Foundation
Provider Set:
Annenberg Classroom
Date Added:
08/11/2022