Core Standards


While Anthropology is not a core requirement for High School graduation it is often taught as an elective course in Utah. Course outlines created by teachers will often refer to national standards.

(Photo: Petra, Nabataeans Capital City (Al Khazneh), Jordan).


Utah Core Language Arts & Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

1. National Standards

National Standards from National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

2. Material and Resources

The following are materials and resources that can be used to support the core curriculum.


Notable Trade Books for Young People
The books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). 

Teacher Resources

Utah State Office of Education Recommended Instructional Materials System (RIMS)
Find instructional materials that have been adopted by the Utah State Office of Education.

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. With members in all the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 69 foreign countries, NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education. 

Internet Resources

Anthropology in Education
Integrating Anthropology in Pre-K-12, Community College, and Adult School Settings. Developed by the Anthropology Education Commission (AEC).

American Anthropological Association
The AAA provides important news, information and services specific to the discipline/profession of anthropology.

Pioneer (Utah's Online Library)
Provides statewide access to newspaper articles, magazines, professional journals, encyclopedias, video, photographs, maps, charts, and graphics.

Utah Education Network
Provides education tools, activities, lesson plans, curriculum guides and professional development for teachers and educators in the state of Utah. You can also find other UEN resources like KULC channel 9, EDNET, and distance learning resources here.