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the third grade, students built conceptual understandings of
community, culture, and government. They learned basic geographic
terms and geographic features necessary for human settlement and
success. They applied their understanding of culture and community
as they learned more about indigenous cultures in the Americas. They
began to explore the rights and responsibilities central to
In the fourth grade, students will build on these foundational
concepts as they learn about the present state of Utah. Students
will study history, government, economics, culture, and geography to
build their understanding of Utah’s past and present, as well as
make inferences about Utah’s future. Inquiry into current events
will help students make connections between the past and the
present. Students will enlarge their world connections as they trace
the global travels of people from many diverse cultures who now call
Source: USOE Social Studies Curriculum
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Students will understand the relationship between the physical
geography in Utah and human life.
Utah’s physical geography has a direct impact on the cultures of the
various peoples who have inhabited it throughout time. By learning
about the physical geography of Utah and how it has changed over
time, students will be able to understand the interrelationships
between the physical geography of Utah and human cultural
1. What forces where
at work in creating the Physical Geography of Utah?
2. How the Physical
Geography affect human life in Utah?
3. How and why had
human modified the physical environment in Utah?
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Students will understand how Utah’s history has been shaped
by many diverse people, events, and ideas.
Benchmark: The history of Utah has been shaped by many diverse
people, events, challenges, and ideas. People came to the land now
known as Utah for many reasons, and from many different places
around the world. The story of Utah includes American Indians, the
Dominguez-Escalante exploration, explorers, trappers, Latinos,
Mormon pioneers, Polynesians, Chinese, Japanese, Greeks,
African-Americans, Middle Easterners, and many other groups seeking
new homes, work and refuge. As each culture has come to Utah, Utah
has changed. These changes have had and will continue to have
significant impacts on all the people of Utah.
Describe the historical and current impact of various cultural
groups on Utah.
What key events and trends have affected Utah history?
Describe the factors that bring about economic change.
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Students will understand the roles of civic life, politics, and
government in the lives of Utah citizens.
Benchmark: Representative government has developed in Utah.
People who live in Utah have rights and responsibilities associated
with representative government. People have created systems of power
and authority within this government.
What are the responsibilities and rights of individuals in school,
community, and a representative government?
which different ways have people organized governments to meet
peoples' needs in Utah throughout history?
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