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Jarvie Ranch Curriculum Project

May 6, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am

In celebration of Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month, the Utah State Historic Preservation Office is excited to host a series of brown bag lectures. Join us on May 6 as we welcome Amanda Fountain-Scheuerman, Joel Arviso-Zavala, and Kylee Ehmann.

About the presentation:

In 2019, the Bureau of Land Management sought the assistance of the Utah Division of State History, SHPO to create curricula for an historic ranch located in Daggett County. John Jarvie Historic Property sits along the Green River in Brown’s Park and is managed by the BLM. Amanda Scheuerman, Joel Arvizo-Zavala, and Kylee Ehmann started working on the project in October of last year. The “Jarvie team” has created a number of lessons that combine to tell the history, ecology, and geology of Jarvie Ranch. Lessons include an architecture, ecology and geology. Brown’s Park was home to many outlaws and ranchers giving form to an Outlaw lesson and a Ranching lesson. John Jarvie owned a small store which catered to the outlaws in the remote region, giving the inspiration for curriculum that relates to logistics, culture, and economics. Finally, the Jarvie Ranch team created a lesson specifically about Ute history as the historic property is located on what was once Ute lands. These lessons combined create a full and engaging curriculum for students in elementary school. Each lesson also includes extension lesson plans for middle school and high school students as well as ideas for use on field trips to Jarvie Ranch.

About the speaker:

Amanda Fountain-Scheuerman earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She then attended the University of Utah to earn her second Bachelor’s in History and her Master’s in American History. She also earned certificates in Public History and Historic Preservation. Amanda has experience in writing National Historic Landmark nominations, leading oral history projects, and specializes in African American and American Indian studies in the American West. Aside from working on the Jarvie Ranch Curriculum Project, Amanda also owns a small business called Great Basin Historical Consulting. GBHC’s official launch date is in June. Great Basin Historical Consulting will be involved in historic preservation and public history projects throughout the region.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking validations are available for parking spaces in the lot to the north of the Rio Grande Building, and street parking is free.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Hora at ehora@utah.gov.



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