• Two-wheeled carretas carried goods up El Camino from Mexico City in 1598; walking the trail in the Jornada del Muerto, a scorching 90-mile stretch of El Camino wherein colonists had to leave the cool Rio Grande to continue their journey north

    El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

    National Historic Trail NM,TX

For Teachers

Teacher Resource Guide for Casa San Ysidro, The Gutíerrez/Minge House along El Camino.

Casa San Ysidro is a certified property along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History staff designed the Teacher Resource Guide (1.64 MB pdf) to support teacher and student learning about this pivotal period of history in New Mexico. Colonial, Mexican, and Territorial New Mexico are covered. Enjoy.

 

The Great Adventure!

Welcome to the grand adventure! Lessons on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro will lead you to a traveling experience unlike any other. The four lessons take the traveler from the present to the past and from Mexico City to Santa Fe. Travel through time on highways, back roads, and trails. Discover what was bought, sold, and traded. Learn how a time of exploration shaped our lives today.

This education package from New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, Historic Preservation Division contains the following four lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Blazing the Trail. Chronology: Cause and Effect
  • Lesson 2: Travel through Time on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
  • Lesson 3: What to Take, What to Trade?
  • Lesson 4: Family Stories. Those Who Arrived, Those Who Stayed

Access the lessons at www.srifoundation.org/library.html

Did You Know?

Traces of a dirt road, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, stretch across a southern New Mexico desert landscape

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail is one of 19 national historic trails in the National Trails System, which also includes national scenic and recreational trails.