Utah Core Standards
UT.II. Utah Studies: Students will understand how Utah's history has been shaped by many diverse people, events, and ideas.
II.B. 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.
II.1: Describe the historical and current impact of various cultural groups on Utah.
II.1.b. Explore points of view about life in Utah from a variety of cultural groups using primary source documents.
II.1.c. Explore cultural influences from various groups found in Utah today (e.g. food, music, religion, dress, festivals).
II.1.d. Identify and describe leaders from various cultures who exemplify outstanding character and life skills.
II.1.e. Explain the importance of preserving cultural prehistory and history, including archaeological sites and other historic sites and artifacts.
II.2: Describe ways that Utah has changed over time.
II.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).
UT.III. Utah Studies: Students will understand the roles of civic life, politics, and government in the lives of Utah citizens.
III.B. 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.
III.1: Describe the responsibilities and rights of individuals in a representative government as well as in the school and community.
III.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, African-Americans).