Learn about the legends of the Native American Ute as well as the animals and plants of Utah. Included are eThemes resources on Utah’s habitats, animals, and fossils.
Legends and Children's Stories of the Ute Tribe
Students can read "Legend of the Sleeping Ute Mountain," "The Sky People," and other stories.
Native American Legends
Scroll down for the Ute legends. Read "Blood Clot," "Pokoh, The Old Man," "Porcupine Hunts Buffalo," "Puma and the Bear," and other Native American stories.
"Dinosaur Rush" Created Excitement in Uinta Basin
Read about the discovery of dinosaur bones in northeastern Utah. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
Dinosaur National Monument
The National Park Service sponsors this information about dinosaurs. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
Bigfoot: Utah's Uintah Mountains, 1977-1980
Students can read about these Sasquatch sightings. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
eThemes Resource: Native Americans: Utes
These resources are about the Ute Indians. Includes information about their history, culture, and present-day circumstances. Learn about the Bear Dance and the Sun Dance. Also includes resources about how the state of Utah got its name.
eThemes Resource: Utah: Habitat: Deserts
Learn about the different types of deserts and find out which two of them you can find in Utah. Read about the animals and plants that can be found in the Mojave and Great Basin desert as well as how they adapt to wastelands' harsh conditions.
eThemes Resource: Utah: Habitat: Forests
Learn about Utah's forests and where they can be found. See a map of the various habitats in Utah, watch a video about controlled forest fires, and learn which plants and animals live in Utah's forests.
eThemes Resource: Utah: Habitat: Wetlands
Find out about the wetlands in Utah. Read about where they are and what kinds of plants and animals live there. Includes activities, lesson plans, photographs, and a book list.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Utah Mammals
Read descriptions and learn about the behavior and habitats of the mammals that live in Utah. The animals include Rocky Mountain elk, badger, bobcat, black bear, deer, martens, and more. Find out how these mammals adapt, migrate, or hibernate to survive the cold winter months.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Utah Birds
These sites are about the different species of birds that live in Utah. Includes descriptions and photographs. There is also information about how birds care for their young and how they survive the winter.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Utah: Endangered Species
These sites are about endangered animals in Utah. The animals include the Gila monster, southwestern willow flycatcher, black-footed ferret, and more. Learn about their habitat, diet, and behavior. There is also information about a few extinct or extirpated animals.
eThemes Resource: Utah: Fossils
These sites are about the types of fossils found in Utah. Includes information about the dinosaurs that roamed the area. There are lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and many photographs of fossils.