Thursday, April 1, 2010

Voyage Through Time: This Is The Place!

As fourth graders you learn about the state history of the state you live in. Our elementary school has a great play/musical that they do teaching the children about the History of Utah.
American Indians -
(Ute, Paiute, Goshute, Shoshone and Navajo)
Trappers, Traders, & Explorers
Pioneers & Cowboys
Mining & Railroads
Statehood & the Progressive Era
And Utah today.

With all my kids, (this is number 7 & 8), this was the best school production I have seen. With props, mics, back drops, live music, great costumes, dance, with a well written script. The children were so well prepared. It was wonderful!! Great job!! To the directors and all who worked on it, Great job!! That was a lot of 4th graders to teach and direct in such a way. I could feel how proud the kids were of themselves for a job WELL done.

Devin as James Bridger (Trapper) and Derek as a Spanish Missionary (a map marker)

Click on link below to hear this great song!
(The State Song of Utah)

Words- Sam Francis, Gary Francis
Music- Gary Francis

Utah! People working together
Utah! What a great place to be.
Blessed from Heaven above.
It's the land that we love.
This is the place!

Utah! With its mountains and valleys.
Utah! With its canyons and streams.
You can go anywhere.
But there's none that compare.
This is the place!

It was Brigham Young who led the pioneers across the plains.
They suffered with the trials they had to face.
With faith they kept on going till they reached the Great Salt Lake
Here they heard the words..."THIS IS THE PLACE!"

Utah! With its focus on family,
Utah! Helps each child to succeed.
People care how they live.
Each has so much to give.
This is the place!

Utah! Getting bigger and better.
Utah! Always leading the way.
New technology's here...
Growing faster each year.
This is the place!

There is beauty in the snow-capped mountains, in the lakes and streams.
There are valleys filled with farms and orchards too.
The spirit of its people shows in everything they do.
Utah is the place where dreams come true.

Utah! With its pioneer spirit.
Utah! What a great legacy!
Blessed from Heaven above.
It's the land that we love.
This is the place!

Utah! Utah! Utah!

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