4th Grade Social Studies: Utah Diverse Groups: Feb. 2014
Utah’s history is built upon the foundation of many different cultures and people. 4th graders at Odyssey researched these various groups to find out their influence and contributions to our state’s growth. With the guidance of their teachers, Jessica Tonnies, Amanda Bell, and Brandie Dyson, as well as the DTLs, students took notes on information found online and in their textbooks. They then created newspaper articles and short essays about Native Americans, railroad workers, pioneers, Chinese immigrants, Hispanics, etc. This all culminated in a family literacy night where students presented their work and shared songs about the diverse groups.