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Native Americans: Ute Plants and Animals in Legends Discuss this eTheme.

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.

Grades

  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8

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Students can read "Legend of the Sleeping Ute Mountain," "The Sky People," and other stories.
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.
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.
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.
Students can read about these Sasquatch sightings. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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