Utah educators have needs that are unique and different from other states. That’s why we made this page just for you and your needs as a social studies professional.

November 11th, 2023
Utah Council for Social Studies Conference
Session 1
Seeing Is Believing: Developing Visual Literacy Skills to Support Student Learning
Session 2
What's the Why: Understanding Point of View

Learn more about engaging products made specifically for your state.

Utah Desk Map

Packs of 30 double-sided, laminated, markable desk maps give students a detailed look at their state. Includes a detailed political map on one side and either a physical or unlabeled map on the other. All maps include a variety of thematic insets showing population density, land use, annual precipitation and more. Desk maps come with a 16-page teacher’s guide with reproducible handout.

Utah Shaded Relief Map

This full-color state map includes shaded-relief topography, county names and borders, major and capital cities, main rivers, and other large bodies of water. It includes insets providing a state flag, a locator map (within North America), a table of statistics, and text with high-interest historical, anecdotal, and geographical information.

Utah Wall Map

This full-featured state map is political with shaded relief; it shows county boundaries, major transportation routes, points of interest, physical features, and capital, major, and sizable cities with population ranges indicated by type size and/or symbol size.

Young Citizens State Edition Curriculum

Engage students in their state’s history and geography with powerful lessons crafted to be hands-on and rigorous. Students will have fun while learning about important state topics and how their state fits into our country and world.

Designed to meet Utah Core Standards.

Discover More Professional Learning Opportunities

Social Studies School Service utilizes district goals and data to personalize supports, and to develop and facilitate professional learning opportunities that build capacity around instructional practice, resource implementation, teacher transfer, and social studies leaderships.

Meet your state curriculum specialist
Nicole Padilla
Utah Curriculum Specialist
Nicole Padilla resides in Thornton, CO with her husband and two daughters. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Metropolitan State University in Denver and plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education as soon as her younger daughter starts Kindergarten. Being a Colorado resident Nicole enjoys hiking, snowboarding, most everything else you can do outside along with spending time with friends and family. Her passion began for education when she decided to pursue a different career back in 2010. Additionally, having children of her own opened her eyes to how important it is to help build the education foundation at home but to also partner and support the teachers that are helping to shape our youth.