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  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Hands Over Time

    Students will recognize that handprint petroglyphs and pictographs may be prehistoric signatures. By leaving behind their own handprints on paper, students will increase their understanding of the value of petroglyphs and the need for their preservation.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Second Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Art, History
  • Pottery in Museum Storage at Aztec Ruins

    Each pot sherd has a story and helps to complete the picture of a people in the absence of a written history. The ancestral Pueblo people created pottery for utilitarian, ceremonial functions and rituals, and trade. The styles of the pottery found at Aztec Ruins had specific relevance to their particular pre-historical, cultural context and intended use.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park

    Ancient Observatories

    Ancient Observatories

    Chaco Culture National Historical Park has worked closely with the NASA and the Exploratorium to create hands-on classroom activities that meet National Science Education Standards.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Ninth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Earth Science, Physical Science, Science History
  • The Power of Tools

    This lesson is designed to teach young students about the many uses of tools over time. Students will not only understand how important tools were, but how they have been adapted and changed over time to fit our societal needs.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Art, History
  • Teachers' Guide cover

    Drafted by teachers who attended "Project Archeology" workshops, lessons include hands-on activities that students undertake either on a field trip to Aztec Ruins or in the classroom with replica artifacts. Produced through funds from a National Park Foundation grant, the guide has been distributed to all San Juan County area schools.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Seventh Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Art, Astronomy, Environment, Geometry, Historic Preservation, History, Landscapes, Literature, Mathematics, Museum Studies, Poetry, Social Studies