Living Close to the Land Correlation to Core Curriculum

Standards listed are not covered exhaustively, but in varying degrees



Standard 1 - Processes of generating and communicating scientific evidence framed by Big Ideas.

Social Studies

Standard 1 -  Students will recognize and describe how individuals and families are both similar and different

Objective 1 - Identify how individuals are similar and different


- Demonstrate respect for each individual

- Explain the elements of culture, including language, dress, food, shelter, and stories

Objective 2 - Recognize and describe how families have both similar and different characteristics


- Describe family members' duties and responsibilities within the family

- Explain how families change over time

- Describe ways that families provide love, care, food, shelter, clothing, companionship, and protection

Standard 2 - Students will recognize their role and responsibilities of being a good citizen

Objective 1 - Demonstrate appropriate ways to behave in different settings


- Explain why families and classrooms have rules

- Identify examples of honesty, responsibility, patriotism, and courage from history, literature, and folklore, as well as from everyday life

- Demonstrate respect for others, leaders, and the environment

Standard 4 - Students can explain how humans meet their needs in many ways

Objective 1 - Recognize that people have basic needs and wants


- Explain that families have needs and wants

- Describe how basic human needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing, can be met

Objective 2 - Explain that people have jobs and earn money to meet their needs

Indicators: Explain why people work

First Grade 


Standard 1 - Processes of generating and communicating scientific evidence framed by Big Ideas

Social Studies

Standard 2 - Students will recognize their roles and responsibilities as citizens in the school and in the neighborhood

Objective 1 - Describe and demonstrate appropriate social skills neccessary for working in a group


- Describe behaviors that contribute to cooperation within groups at school and in a neighborhood

- Discuss the roles and responsibilities of being a member of a group

Objective 2 - Identify and list responsibilities in the school and in the neighborhood


-Describe and practice responsible behavior inherent in being a good citizen in the school and neighborhood

- Explain why schools have rules, and give examples of neighborhood rules

- Demonstrate respect for others in the neighborhood

Standard 4 - Students will describe the economic choices people make to meet their basic economic needs

Objective 1 - Explain how goods and services meet people's needs

Indicators: Explain ways that people exchange goods and services

Second Grade 

2nd Grade


Standard 1 - Processes of generating and communicating scientific evidence framed by Big Ideas

Social Studies

Standard 1 - Students will recognize and describe how people within their community, state and nation are both similar and differnt

Objective 1 - Examine and identify cultural differences within the community.


- Explain ways people respect and pass on their traditions and customs

- Give examples of how families in the community borrow customs or traditions from other cultures

Objective 2 - Recognize and describe the contributions of different cultural groups in Utah and the nation


- Identify various cultural groups within the state and the nation

- Explain ways American Indians and immigrants have shaped both Utah's and America's culture (e.g., names of places, food, customs, celebrations)

Standard 3 - Students will use geographic tools and skills to locate and describe places on earth

Objective 1 - Identify common symbols and physical features of a community, and explain how they affect people's activities in that area. 


- Describe how geographic aspects of the area affect a community and influence culture

- Describe ways in which people have modified the physical environment in a community

Third Grade 


Standard 1 - Students will understand how geography influences community location and development

Objective 2 - Describe how various communities have adapted existing environments and how other communities have modified the environment

Indicators: Describe how communities have modified the environment to accomodate their needs

Objective 3 - Analyze ways cultures use, maintain, and preserve the physical environment


- Identify ways people use the physical environment

- Compare perspectives of various communities toward the natural environment

Standard 2 - Students will understand cultural factors that shape a community

Objective 1 - Evaluate key factors that determine how a community develops


- Describe how stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture

- Identify and explain the interrelationship of the environment and community development

- Explain changes within communities caused by human inventions

Objective 2 - Explain how selected indigenous cultures of the Americas have changed over time


- Describe and compare early indigenous people of the Americas

- Analyze how these cultures changed with the arrival of people from Europe, and how the cultures of the Europeans changed

- Identify how indigenous people maintain cultural traditions today

Standard 3 - Students will understand the principles of civic responsibility in classroom, community, and country

Objective 3 - Apply principles of civic responsibility


- Identify and consider the diverse viewpoints of the people who comprise a community

- Demonstrate respect for the opinions, backgrounds, and cultures of others

Fourth Grade

Social Studies

Standard 2 - Students will understand how Utah's history has been shaped by many diverse people, events, and ideas

Objective 1 - Describe the historical and current impact of various cultural groups on Utah


- Explore points of view about life in Utah from a variety of cultural groups using primary source documents

- Explore cultural influences from vaious group found in Utah today