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          UEN Resources for K-12 Education

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          Social Studies

          9/11 Anniversary Resources

          UEN gathered these 9/11 resources to help educators and students commemorate the event.

          Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday

          Celebrate the 200th birthday of our 16th president by learning more about his life and completing these classroom activities.

          African American History Month Resources

          February is African American History Month - a great time to investigate the contributions that African Americans have made to the history and cultural development of the United States.

          American Civics Education Initiative

          American Civics Education Initiative, S.B. 60, was passed in the Utah legislative session of 2015. This law requires the successful passage of a basic civics test or an alternate assessment as a condition of graduation.

          American Colonial History - Mission US

          Dive headfirst into Mission US - a free online video game set in Colonial times and then explore additional American Colonial History resources.

          American Indian Heritage Resources

          UEN gathered these resources to help you celebrate the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the U.S.

          Anne Frank - Teacher Workbook

          This Teacher's Guide provides resources to aid in teaching about Anne Frank and the Holocaust. You will find lesson plans, readings, timelines and more.

          Ceremonies: A Tale of Sister Cities

          This teacher's guide was created to support the exhibit that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Salt Lake City, Utah and Matsumoto, Japan.

          Civil Rights

          Learn about the Civil Rights Movement - from 1954 to present day. You can also access related lesson plans.

          Colonial Williamsburg

          You will find web sites, documents and resources about Colonial Williamsburg, as well as information about the Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trip.

          Constitution Day Resources

          September 17th has been designated as Constitution Day. Use these resources to help gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of our nation's founding document.

          Election Day

          UEN has gathered high quality Election resources for Educators, Students and Parents.

          Elementary Social Studies Resources

          UEN worked with the Utah State Office of Education to gather web sites, activities and lesson plans that support the Elementary Social Studies core.

          Freedom Rides Educator Resources

          In depth resources about the Freedom Rides and the brave civil rights pioneers.

          In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, you are invited to join Utah students and families in memorizing and applying the principles contained in this two-minute speech. 

          GIS / GPS Resources

          A collection of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) resources.

          Heritage Gateways

          In addition to documenting the Mormon Trail Wagon Train reenactment, visitors can find lesson plans and stories of the children who experienced the trek over 150 years ago.

          Holocaust and Genocide Education

          Resources to help teachers teach about the holocaust and genocide.

          Inauguration Day

          Great resources and activities to help you and your students learn more about the inauguration ceremonies.

          International Education

          USBE developed this web site to share examples of how teachers and classrooms can support international education.

          Juneteenth Freedom Day

          Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

          Making the Most of Your Social Studies Field Trips

          The Utah State Legislature awarded funds to enable schools to visit the Utah State Capitol. These funds will pay for the transportation costs for a field trip.

          Marbury vs. Madison

          This 1803 decision marked the first time the U.S. Supreme Court declared a federal law unconstitutional. Here are some educational web sites to help you learn more about this historic decision.

          A multimedia project that immerses students in U.S. history content through free interactive games. Be sure to check out the

          Free educational resources for middle school, high school and college students and instructors - including video demonstrations, interactives and test prep.


          Explore Ouelessebougou (Wuh-less-uh-boo-goo) - a region located in the country of Mali in Western Africa. This colorful site has many photos of the people and their lifestyle.

          Our World

          Name a country that has no pollution, where there is no crime, and the citizens are the longest lived people on Earth? Experience Iceland and all of the other countries in "Our World".

          Reach - An Educator's Guide to the Olympics

          This educator guide was created for the 2002 Winter Games. You will find Fact Sheets, Activities, Worksheets and Lesson Plans to help you incorporate the Olympics into your curriculum.

          Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art

          This K-12 curriculum was developed to teach students about the culture and customs of the earliest inhabitants of our state.

          Social Studies Courses and Resources

          Attention Social Studies educators: visit UEN's Social Studies page to view the Utah Social Studies courses and resources for the classroom.

          Transcontinental Railroad

          The joining of the rails at Promontory Summit on May 10, 1869, marked the beginning of a new era for the nation, the West, and for Utah. These resources help us understand the many ways the railroad transformed life in Utah.

          U.S. Civics Information

          UEN's Civics web site provides basic information about our government, citizenship and the election process. Take a moment to review your civic duties and responsibilities.

          Utah and U.S. Flag Resources

          Resources to help you learn about the United States and Utah flag as well as flag etiquette, flag related lesson plans and student activities.

          Utah Centennial Studies

          These Utah related lesson plans were created in 1996 to help educators and students celebrate 100 years of statehood.

          Utah Cities and Towns

          These lessons will provide an understanding of the ways in which geography, history, culture, and tradition have made Utah such a unique and fascinating place to live.

          Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia (UCME)

          A project designed to give educators, students and the general public ready access to digital collections of Utah-related information and media items, about the history, culture, geography, and landforms of the state.

          Utah Counties

          This colorful and informative web site explores Utah's 29 counties. You will find interesting facts, photos, and links for each Utah county.

          Utah Counties WebQuest

          This Utah Counties WebQuest puts you in charge of the family vacation.

          Utah History Encyclopedia

          The Utah History Encyclopedia is the first complete history of Utah in encyclopedia form, consisting of 575 articles and over 200 historic photographs.

          Utah Museums

          Utah has some excellent museums all over the state and here is a list of of their web sites.

          Utah National Parks

          Learn about Utah's 5 National Parks, submit a story about one of the parks, play games, or find resources for educators.

          Our Past Their Present offers primary source sets on Utah history topics such as Japanese Internment and Women during World War II.  Created by the Utah Division of State History to meet Social Studies Core Standards. 

          Utah's We the People

          This program is designed to give the next generation of American citizens an understanding of the background, creation, and subsequent history of the unique system of government brought into being by our Constitution.

          Visit the VoteUtah website regularly for updates on the political process, candidate profiles and debate information.

          We Shall Remain

          Lesson plans and resources that support the KUED-7 documentaries that tell the stories of the Ute, Paiute, Northwestern Shoshone, Goshute, and Navajo people.

          High-quality resources for K-12 social studies and language arts classrooms that center around Utah women's advocacy.

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