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UT Social Studies K-5 Framework


Standard Description
UT.K.SS.1.1 Identify how individuals are similar and different. Lessons
UT.K.SS.1.1.a Describe and compare characteristics of self and others (e.g., differences in gender, height, language, beliefs, and color of skin, eyes, hair). Lessons
UT.K.SS.1.1.b Explain how people change over time (e.g., self, others). Lessons
UT.K.SS.1.1.c Demonstrate respect for each individual. Lessons
UT.K.SS.1.1.d Explain the elements of culture, including language, dress, food, shelter, and stories. Lessons
UT.K.SS.1.2 Recognize and describe how families have both similar and different characteristics Lessons
UT.K.SS.1.2.a Identify family members (i.e., immediate and extended). Lessons
UT.K.SS.1.2.b Explain family rules and routines. Lessons
UT.K.SS.1.2.c Describe family members’ duties and responsibilities within thefamily. Lessons
UT.K.SS.1.2.d Share how families celebrate occasions such as birthdays and holidays Lessons
UT.K.SS.1.2.e Explain how families change over time (i.e., past, present, future). Lessons
UT.K.SS.1.2.f Describe ways that families provide love, care, food, shelter, clothing, companionship, and protection. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.1 Demonstrate appropriate ways to behave in different settings. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.1.a Explain why families and classrooms have rules (e.g., examples of rules and consequences). Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.1.b Demonstrate positive relationships through play and friendship. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.1.c Identify examples of individual honesty and responsibility. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.1.d Identify examples of honesty, responsibility, patriotism, and courage from history, literature, and folklore, as well as from everyday life (e.g., heroes of diverse cultures). Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.1.e Demonstrate respect for others, leaders, and the environment. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.2 Identify and demonstrate safe practices in the home and classroom. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.2.a Recite name, address, and telephone number. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.2.b Follow safety procedures for school emergencies (e.g., fire drill, earthquake, intruder). Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.2.c Recognize and explain common traffic symbols. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.2.d Identify school personnel to whom students can go to for help orsafety. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.2.e Identify and articulate the purpose and role of authority figures (e.g., parents, secretary, principal, teacher, librarian, police officers, firefighters, tribal leaders) Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.3 Investigate and explain how symbols and songs unite families and classmates. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.3.a Identify school systems and traditions (e.g., mascot, song, events). Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.3.b Recognize state and national symbols (e.g., state and national flags, bald eagle, seagull, Statue of Liberty). Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.3.c Learn and sing state and U.S. patriotic songs. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.3.d Identify the people and events honored in Utah and U.S. commemorative holidays. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.3.e Know the words and meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. Lessons
UT.K.SS.2.3.f Identify the rules and etiquette of citizenship (e.g., stand for the flag, hand over heart). Lessons
UT.K.SS.3.1 Identify geographic terms that describe their surroundings. Lessons
UT.K.SS.3.1.a Locate objects in the classroom using the terms near/far, left/right, behind/in front, and up/down. Lessons
UT.K.SS.3.1.b Identify and describe physical features (e.g., mountain/hill, lake/ocean, river, road/highway). Lessons
UT.K.SS.3.1.c Make a simple map (e.g., home, home to school, classroom). Lessons
UT.K.SS.3.2 Describe the purpose of a map or globe. Lessons
UT.K.SS.3.2.a Identify maps and globes. Lessons
UT.K.SS.3.2.b Distinguish between land and water on maps and globes. Lessons
UT.K.SS.3.2.c Determine a location by using terms such as near/far, up/down, right/left. Lessons
UT.K.SS.3.2.d Identify cardinal directions on a map Lessons
UT.K.SS.4.1 Recognize that people have basic needs (food, shelter, and clothing) and wants (toys, games, treats). Lessons
UT.K.SS.4.1.a Identify the difference between basic wants and needs. Lessons
UT.K.SS.4.1.b Explain that families have needs and wants. Lessons
UT.K.SS.4.1.c Describe how basic human needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing, can be met. Lessons
UT.K.SS.4.2 Identify the jobs in the home and in the school. Lessons
UT.K.SS.4.2.a Identify the jobs in the home and in the school. Lessons
UT.K.SS.4.2.b Explain why people work (i.e., to earn money to buy the things that they need or want). Lessons
UT.K.SS.4.2.c Describe different types of jobs that people do and the tools and equipment that they use. Lessons
UT.K.SS.4.2.d Recognize various forms of United States coins and currency. Lessons
UT.1.SS.1.1 Recognize and describe examples of differences within school and neighborhood. Lessons
UT.1.SS.1.1.a Recognize differences within their school and neighborhood. Lessons
UT.1.SS.1.1.b Share stories, folk tales, art, music, and dance inherent in neighborhood and community traditions. Lessons
UT.1.SS.1.1.c Recognize and demonstrate respect for the differences within one’s community (e.g. play, associations, activities, friendships). Lessons
UT.1.SS.1.1.d Identify and express feelings in appropriate ways. Lessons
UT.1.SS.1.2 Recognize and identify the people and their roles in the school and neighborhood. Explain how these roles change over time. Lessons
UT.1.SS.1.2.a Identify the roles of people in the school (e.g., principal, teacher, librarian, secretary, custodian, bus driver, crossing guard, and cafeteria staff). Lessons
UT.1.SS.1.2.b Explain the roles of the people in the neighborhood (e.g., police officer, firefighter, mail carrier, grocer, mechanic, plumber, miner, farmer, doctor, and tribal leader). Lessons
UT.1.SS.1.2.c List and discuss how neighborhoods change over time (e.g., new businesses, new neighbors, technology, and rural one-room schools). Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.1 Describe and demonstrate appropriate social skills necessary for working in a group. Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.1.a Describe behaviors that contribute to cooperation within groups at school and in a neighborhood. Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.1.b Discuss the roles and responsibilities of being a member of a group. Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.1.c Participate in a group activity modeling appropriate group behavior. Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.1.d Identify and express feelings in appropriate ways. Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.1.e Articulate how individual choices affect self, peers, and others. Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.1.f Communicate positive feelings and ideas of self (e.g., positive self image, good friend, helper, honest). Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.1.g Predict possible consequences for a variety of actions. Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.2 Identify and list responsibilities in the school and in the neighborhood. Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.2.a Describe and practice responsible behavior inherent in being a good citizen in the school (e.g., safety, right to learn) and neighborhood. Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.2.b Explain why schools have rules, and give examplesof neighborhood rules (e.g., respecting private property, reporting vandalism, and obeying traffic signs and signals). Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.2.c Demonstrate respect for others in the neighborhood (e.g., the “Golden Rule”—elements include fair play, respect for rights and opinions of others, and respect forrules). Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.2.d Participate in responsible activities that contribute to the school and neighborhood (e.g., follow teacher directions, put belongings away, participate in discussions, take turns, listen to others, share ideas, clean up litter, report vandalism, give service). Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.2.e Practice and demonstrate safety in the classroom (e.g., classroom safety procedures, fair play, playgroundrules). Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.2.f Practice and demonstrate safety in the neighborhood (e.g., crossing streets, avoiding neighborhooddangers). Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.3 Name school, neighborhood, Utah state, and national symbols, landmarks, and documents. Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.3.a Identify school symbols and landmarks (i.e., mascot, songs, events). Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.3.b Identify neighborhood and community symbols and landmarks (i.e., firehouse, city hall, churches, other landmarks, city festivals). Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.3.c Identify Utah state symbols, documents, and landmarks. Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.3.d Identify national symbols, documents, and landmarks (e.g., Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Liberty Bell, Washington Monument). Lessons
UT.1.SS.2.3.e Demonstrate respect for patriotic practices and customs (e.g., Pledge of Allegiance and flag etiquette). Lessons
UT.1.SS.3.1 Identify and use geographic terms and tools. Lessons
UT.1.SS.3.1.a Use a compass to locate cardinaldirections. Lessons
UT.1.SS.3.1.b Identify the equator and north and south poles. Lessons
UT.1.SS.3.1.c Identify Utah on a variety of maps and on a globe. Lessons
UT.1.SS.3.1.d Identify the United States on a variety of maps and on a globe. Lessons
UT.1.SS.3.2 Recognize and use a map or a globe. Lessons
UT.1.SS.3.2.a Create a map showing important sites or landmarks on a school or community (i.e., firehouse, city hall, churches). Lessons
UT.1.SS.3.2.b Locate physical features (i.e. continents, oceans, rivers, lakes), and man-made features (equator, North and South poles, countries) on a map and on a globe. Lessons
UT.1.SS.3.2.c Identify the compass rose and cardinal directions on a map and on a globe. Lessons
UT.1.SS.4.1 Explain how goods and services meet people’s needs. Lessons
UT.1.SS.4.1.a Identify examples of goods and services in the home and in the school. Lessons
UT.1.SS.4.1.b Explain ways that people exchange goods and services. Lessons
UT.1.SS.4.1.c Explain how people earn money by working at a job. Lessons
UT.1.SS.4.1.d Explain the concept of exchanging money to purchase goods and services. Lessons
UT.1.SS.4.2 Recognize that people need to make choices to meet their needs. Lessons
UT.1.SS.4.2.a Describe the economic choices that people make regarding goods and services. Lessons
UT.1.SS.4.2.b Describe why wanting more than a person can have requires a person to make choices. Lessons
UT.1.SS.4.2.c Identify choices families make when buying goods and services. Lessons
UT.1.SS.4.2.d Explain why people save money to buy goods and services in the future. Lessons
UT.2.SS.1.1 Examine and identify cultural differences within the community. Lessons
UT.2.SS.1.1.a Explain the various cultural heritages within their community. Lessons
UT.2.SS.1.1.b Explain ways people respect and pass on their traditions and customs. Lessons
UT.2.SS.1.1.c Give examples of how families in the community borrow customs or traditions from other cultures. Lessons
UT.2.SS.1.2 Recognize and describe the contributions of different cultural groups in Utah and the nation. Lessons
UT.2.SS.1.2.a Identify various cultural groups within the state and the nation. Lessons
UT.2.SS.1.2.b Describe contributions of cultural groups to our state and nation. Lessons
UT.2.SS.1.2.c Explain ways American Indians and immigrants have shaped both Utah’s and America’s culture (e.g., names of places, food, customs, celebrations). Lessons
UT.2.SS.1.2.d Compare and contrast elements of two or more cultures within the state and nation (e.g., language, food, clothing, shelter, traditions, and celebrations). Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.1 Examine civic responsibility and demonstrate good citizenship. Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.1.a Describe characteristics of being a good citizen through the examples of historic figures and ordinary citizens. Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.1.b Explain the benefits of being a U.S. citizen (e.g., responsibilities, freedoms, opportunities, and the importance of voting in free elections). Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.1.c Identify and participate in a local civic activity. (e.g. community cleanup, recycling, walkathons, voting). Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.1.d Identify state and national activities (e.g., voting, Pledge of Allegiance, holidays). Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.2 Identify individuals within the school community and how they contribute to the school’s success. Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.2.a Identify the roles that people have in the school and explain the importance of each member. Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.2.b Demonstrate respect for the school andthe school community. Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.3 Investigate and show how communities, state, and nation are united by symbols that represent citizenship in our nation. Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.3.a Explain the significance of various community, state, and national celebrations (e.g., Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving). Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.3.b Identify community and state symbols, documents and landmarks (e.g., city hall, county courthouse, state capitol, Utah State Constitution, flag, holidays). Lessons
UT.2.SS.2.3.c Identify and explain the significance of various national symbols, documents, and landmarks (e.g., Declaration of Independence, Constitution, flag, Pledge of Allegiance, national monuments, national capitol building). Lessons
UT.2.SS.3.1 Identify common symbols and physical features of a community, and explain how they affect people’s activities in that area. Lessons
UT.2.SS.3.1.a Identify community traffic signs and symbols, and know their meanings (e.g., stop sign, hazard symbols, pedestrian crossing, bike route, recreational, blind or deaf child signs). Lessons
UT.2.SS.3.1.b Describe how geographic aspects of the area affect a community and influence culture (e.g., river, mountain, and desert). Lessons
UT.2.SS.3.1.c Describe ways in which people have modified the physical environment in a community(e.g., building roads, clearing land for homes, and mining). Lessons
UT.2.SS.3.2 Demonstrate geographic skills on a map and a globe. Lessons
UT.2.SS.3.2.a Identify and use information on a map and on a globe (e.g., map key or legend, simple grid systems, physical features, compassrose). Lessons
UT.2.SS.3.2.b Compare and contrast the difference between maps and globes. Lessons
UT.2.SS.3.2.c Locate your city, the State of Utah, and the United States on a variety of maps or on a globe. Lessons
UT.2.SS.3.2.d Locate and label the following on a map or a globe: the seven continents, the five oceans, the poles, and the equator. Lessons
UT.2.SS.3.2.e Using a map or a globe, link cultures/nationalities within your community to their place of origin. Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.1 Describe how producers and consumers work together in the making and using of goods and services. Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.1.a Define and explain the difference between producing and consuming. Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.1.b Explain ways in which people can be both consumers and producers of goods and services. Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.1.c Recognize that people supply goods and services based on what people want. Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.1.d Identify examples of technology that people use (e.g., automobiles, computers, telephones). Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.1.e Identify how technology affects the way people live (work and play). Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.2 Describe the choices people make in using goods and services. Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.2.a Explain the goods and services that businesses provide. Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.2.b Explain the services that government provides. Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.2.c Explain different ways to pay for goods and services (i.e., cash, checks, credit cards). Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.2.d Explain how work provides income to purchase goods and services. Lessons
UT.2.SS.4.2.e Explain reasons and ways to save money (e.g., to buy a bicycle or MP3 player, piggy bank, bank, credit union, savings account). Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.1 Determine the relationships between human settlement and geography. Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.1.a Identify the geographic features common to areas where human settlements exist. Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.1.b Use map features to make logical inferences and describe relationships between human settlement and physical geography (e.g. population density in relation to latitude, cities’ proximity to water, and utilization of natural resources). Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.1.c Compare the shapes and purposes of natural and human-made boundaries of cities, counties and states. Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.2 Describe how various communities have adapted to existing environments and how other communities have modified the environment. Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.2.a Describe the major world ecosystems (i.e. desert, plain, tropic, tundra, grassland, mountain, forest, and wetland). Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.2.b Identify important natural resources of world ecosystems. Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.2.c Describe how communities have modified the environment to accommodate their needs (e.g. logging, storing water, building transportation systems). Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.2.d Investigate ways different communities have adapted into an ecosystem. Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.3 Analyze ways cultures use, maintain, and preserve the physical environment. Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.3.a Identify ways people use the physical environment (e.g. agriculture, recreation, energy, industry). Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.3.b Compare changes in the availability and use of natural resources over time. Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.3.c Describe ways to conserve and protect natural resources (e.g. reduce, reuse, recycle). Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.3.d Compare perspectives of various communities toward the natural environment. Lessons
UT.3.SS.1.3.e Make inferences about the positive and negative impacts of human-caused change to the physical environment. Lessons
UT.3.SS.2.1 Evaluate key factors that determine how a community develops. Lessons
UT.3.SS.2.1.a Identify the elements of culture (e.g. language, religion, customs, artistic expression, systems of exchange). Lessons
UT.3.SS.2.1.b Describe how stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture. Lessons
UT.3.SS.2.1.c Compare elements of the local community with communities from different parts of the world (e.g. industry, economic specialization). Lessons
UT.3.SS.2.1.d Identify and explain the interrelationship of the environment (e.g. location, natural resources, and climate) and community development (e.g. food, shelter, clothing, industries, markets, recreation, and artistic creations). Lessons
UT.3.SS.2.1.e Examine changes in communities that can or have occurred when two or more cultures interact. Lessons
UT.3.SS.2.1.f Explain changes within communities caused by human inventions (e.g. steel plow, internal combustion engine, television, and computer). Lessons
UT.3.SS.2.2 Explain how selected indigenous cultures of the Americas have changed over time. Lessons
UT.3.SS.2.2.a Describe and compare early indigenous people of the Americas (e.g. Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Great Basin, Southwestern, Arctic, Incan, Aztec, and Mayan). Lessons
UT.3.SS.2.2.b Analyze how these cultures changed with the arrival of people from Europe, and how the cultures of the Europeans changed. Lessons
UT.3.SS.2.2.c Identify how indigenous people maintain cultural traditions today. Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.1 Describe the rights and responsibilities inherent in being a contributing member of a community. Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.1.a Identify how these rights and responsibilities are reflected in the patriotic symbols and traditions of the United States (i.e. Pledge of Allegiance, flag etiquette). Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.1.b List the responsibilities community members have to one another Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.1.c Identify why these responsibilities are important for a functioning community (e.g. voting, jury duty, taxpaying, obedience to laws). Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.2 Identify ways community needs are met by government. Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.2.a Differentiate between personal and community needs. Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.2.b Identify roles of representative government (e.g. make laws, maintain order, levy taxes, provide public services). Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.2.c Research community needs and the role government serves in meeting those needs. Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.3 Apply principles of civic responsibility. Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.3.a Engage in meaningful dialogue about the community and current events within the classroom, school, and local community. Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.3.b Identify and consider the diverse viewpoints of the people who comprise a community. Lessons
UT.3.SS.3.3.c Demonstrate respect for the opinions, backgrounds, and cultures of others. Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.1 Classify major physical geographic attributes of Utah. Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.1.a Identify Utah’s latitude, longitude, hemisphere, climate, natural resources, landforms, and regions using a variety of geographic tools. Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.1.b Examine the forces at work in creating the physical geography of Utah (e.g. erosion, seismic activity, climate change). Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.2 Analyze how physical geography affects human life in Utah. Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.2.a Identify population concentrations in the state and infer causal relationships between population and physical geography. Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.2.b Classify the distribution and use of natural resources. Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.2.c Compare the development of industry and business in Utah as it relates to its physical geography (e.g. mining, oil, agriculture, tourism). Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.2.d Make inferences about the relationships between the physical geography of Utah and the state’s communication and transportation systems (e.g. trails, roads, telegraph, rail lines). Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.2.e Examine the interactions between physical geography and public health and safety (e.g. inversions, earthquakes, flooding, fire). Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.2.f Explain how archaeology informs about the past (e.g. artifacts, ruins, and excavations). Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.3 Analyze how human actions modify the physical environment. Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.3.a Describe how and why humans have changed the physical environment of Utah to meet their needs (e.g. reservoirs, irrigation, climate, transportation systems and cities). Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.3.b Explain viewpoints regarding environmental issues (e.g. species protection, land use, pollution controls, mass transit, water rights, and trust lands). Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.3.c Outline the development of recreation in Utah since 1900 (e.g. sports, tourism, state, and national parks). Lessons
UT.4.SS.1.3.d Make data-supported predictions about the future needs of Utahns and the natural resources that will be necessary to meet those needs. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.1 Describe the historical and current impact of various cultural groups on Utah. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.1.a Chart the routes that diverse cultural groups took from their places of origin to Utah, using maps and other resources Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.1.b Explore points of view about life in Utah from a variety of cultural groups using primary source documents. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.1.c Explore cultural influences from various groups found in Utah today (e.g. food, music, religion, dress, festivals). Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.1.d Identify and describe leaders from various cultures who exemplify outstanding character and life skills. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.1.e Explain the importance of preserving cultural prehistory and history, including archaeological sites and other historic sites and artifacts. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.2 Describe ways that Utah has changed over time. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.2.a Identify key events and trends in Utah history and their significance (e.g. American Indian settlement, European exploration, Mormon settlement, westward expansion, American Indian relocation, statehood, development of industry, World War I and II). Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.2.b Compare the experiences faced by today’s immigrants with those faced by immigrants in Utah’s history. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.3 Investigate the development of the economy in Utah. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.3.a Explain the relationship between supply and demand. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.3.b Describe the role of producers and consumers. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.3.c Identify examples of producers and consumers in the local community. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.3.d Research the development of Utah’s economy over time. Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.3.e Identify the factors which bring about economic changes (e.g. natural resource development, new technologies, new market development, globalization, global conflicts, and education). Lessons
UT.4.SS.2.3.f Examine how economic development affects communities (e.g. dams, sports, tourism, power plants, mining, etc.). Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.1 Describe the responsibilities and rights of individuals in a representative government as well as in the school and community Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.1.a Identify rights of a citizen (e.g. voting, peaceful assembly, freedom of religion). Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.1.b Identify responsibilities of a citizen (e.g. jury duty, obeying the law, paying taxes). Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.1.c Determine how and why the rights and responsibilities of various groups have varied over time (e.g. Chinese railroad workers, Greek miners, women, children, Mormons, Japanese-Americans at Topaz, American Indians, and AfricanAmericans). Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.1.d Explain how the influence and power of individuals is affected when they organize into groups. Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.1.e Describe and model ways that citizens can participate in civic responsibilities (e.g. current issue analysis, recycling, volunteering with civic organizations, letter writing). Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.1.f Contribute to and practice classroom goals, rules and responsibilities. Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.1.g Recognize and demonstrate respect for United States and Utah symbols (i.e. Pledge of Allegiance, flag etiquette). Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.2 Analyze the different ways people have organized governments in Utah to meet community needs. Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.2.a Identify the forms of government found in Utah in different eras (i.e. historic and current American Indian government, State of Deseret, Utah Territory, statehood era, present). Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.2.b Compare how these governments addressed community needs. Lessons
UT.4.SS.3.2.c Compare the roles and responsibilities of state, county, and local officials Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.1 Describe and explain the growth and development of the early American colonies. Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.1.a Using maps -- including pre-1492 maps -- and other geographic tools locate and analyze the routes used by the explorers. Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.1.b Explain how advances in technology lead to an increase in exploration (e.g. ship technology) Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.1.c Identify explorers who came to the Americas and the nations they represented. Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.1.d Determine reasons for the exploration of North America (e.g., religious, economic, political). Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.1.e Compare the geographic and cultural differences between the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies (e.g., religious, economic, political). Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.1.f Analyze contributions of American Indian people to the colonial settlements. Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.2 Assess the global impact of cultural and economic diffusion as a result of colonization. Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.2.a Describe the cultural and economic impacts that occurred as a result of trade between North America and other markets (e.g., arts, language, ideas, the beginning and expansion of the slave trade, new agricultural markets). Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.2.b Analyze and explain the population decline in American Indian populations (i.e. disease, warfare, displacement). Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.3 Distinguish between the rights and responsibilities held by different groups of people during the colonial period. Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.3.a Compare the varying degrees of freedom held by different groups (e.g. American Indians, landowners, women, indentured servants, and enslaved people). Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.3.b Explain how early leaders established the first colonial governments (e.g. Mayflower compact, charters). Lessons
UT.5.SS.1.3.c Describe the basic principles and purposes of the Iroquois Confederacy. Lessons
UT.5.SS.2.1 Describe how the movement toward revolution culminated in a Declaration of Independence. Lessons
UT.5.SS.2.1.a Explain the role of events that led to declaring independence (e.g., French and Indian War, Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party). Lessons
UT.5.SS.2.1.b Analyze arguments both for and against declaring independence using primary sources from Loyalist and patriot perspectives. Lessons
UT.5.SS.2.1.c Explain the content and purpose for the Declaration of Independence. Lessons
UT.5.SS.2.2 Evaluate the Revolutionary War’s impact on self-rule. Lessons
UT.5.SS.2.2.a Plot a time line of the key events of the Revolutionary War. Lessons
UT.5.SS.2.2.b Profile citizens who rose to greatness as leaders. Lessons
UT.5.SS.2.2.c Assess how the Revolutionary War changed the way people thought about their own rights. Lessons
UT.5.SS.2.2.d Explain how the winning of the war set in motion a need for a new government that would serve the needs of the new states. Lessons
UT.5.SS.3.1 Assess the underlying principles of the US Constitution as the framework for the United States’ form of government, a compound constitutional republic. Lessons
UT.5.SS.3.1.a Recognize ideas from documents used to develop the Constitution (e.g. Magna Carta, Iroquois Confederacy, Articles of Confederation, and Virginia Plan). Lessons
UT.5.SS.3.1.b Analyze goals outlined in the Preamble. Lessons
UT.5.SS.3.1.c Distinguish between the role of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the government. Lessons
UT.5.SS.3.1.d Explain the process of passing a law. Lessons
UT.5.SS.3.1.e Describe the concept of checks and balances. Lessons
UT.5.SS.3.1.f Discover the basis for the patriotic and citizenship traditions we have today (i.e. Pledge of Allegiance, flag etiquette, voting). Lessons
UT.5.SS.3.2 Assess how the US Constitution has been amended and interpreted over time, and the impact these amendments have had on the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States. Lessons
UT.5.SS.3.2.a Explain the significance of the Bill of Rights. Lessons
UT.5.SS.3.2.b Identify how the rights of selected groups have changed and how the Constitution reflects those changes (e.g. women, enslaved people). Lessons
UT.5.SS.3.2.c Analyze the impact of the Constitution on their lives today (e.g. freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition). Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.1 Investigate the significant events during America’s expansion and the roles people played. Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.1.a Identify key reasons why people move and the traits necessary for survival. Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.1.b Examine causes and consequences of important events in the United States expansion (e.g. Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark expedition, treaties with American Indians, Homestead Act, the Trail of Tears, and California Gold Rush). Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.1.c Compare the trails that were important during westward expansion (e.g. Oregon, Mormon, Spanish, and California). Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.1.d Assess the impact of expansion on native inhabitants of the west. Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.2 Assess the geographic, cultural, political, and economic divisions between regions that contributed to the Civil War Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.2.a Describe the impact of physical geography on the cultures of the northern and southern regions (e.g. industrial resources, agriculture, and climate). Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.2.b Compare how cultural and economic differences of the North and South led to tensions. Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.2.c Identify the range of individual responses to the growing political conflicts between the North and South (e.g. states’ rights advocates, abolitionists, slaveholders, and enslaved people). Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.3 Evaluate the course of events of the Civil War and its impact both immediate and long-term. Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.3.a Identify the key ideas, events, and leaders of the Civil War using primary sources (e.g. Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation, news accounts, photographic records, and diaries). Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.3.b Contrast the impact of the war on individuals in various regions (e.g. North, South, and West). Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.3.c Explain how the Civil War helped forge ideas of national identity. Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.3.d Examine the difficulties of reconciliation within the nation. Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.4 Understand the impact of major economic forces at work in the post-Civil War. Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.4.a Assess how the free-market system in the United States serves as an engine of change and innovation. Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.4.b Describe the wide-ranging impact of the Industrial Revolution (e.g. inventions, industries, innovations). Lessons
UT.5.SS.4.4.c Evaluate the roles new immigrants played in the economy of this time. Lessons
UT.5.SS.5.1 Describe the role of the United States during World War I, The Great Depression, and World War II. Lessons
UT.5.SS.5.1.a Review the impact of World War I on the United States. Lessons
UT.5.SS.5.1.b Summarize the consequences of the Great Depression on the United States (e.g. mass migration, the New Deal). Lessons
UT.5.SS.5.1.c Analyze how the United States’ involvement in World War II led to its emergence as a superpower. Lessons
UT.5.SS.5.2 Assess the impact of social and political movements in recent United States history. Lessons
UT.5.SS.5.2.a Identify major social movements of the 20th century (e.g. the women’s movement, the civil rights movement, child labor reforms). Lessons
UT.5.SS.5.2.b Identify leaders of social and political movements Lessons
UT.5.SS.5.3 Evaluate the role of the United States as a world power. Lessons
UT.5.SS.5.3.a Assess differing points of view on the role of the US as a world power (e.g. influencing the spread of democracy, supporting the rule of law, advocating human rights, promoting environmental stewardship). Lessons
UT.5.SS.5.3.b Identify a current issue facing the world and propose a role the United States could play in being part of a solution (e.g. genocide, child labor, civil rights, education, public health, environmental protections, suffrage, and economic disparities). Lessons