The Human Story
Grand Canyon National Park's free distance learning programs offer students an exciting introduction to the science behind the park.
The Human Story presents Grand Canyon's rich history over the last 12,000 years. Through a live and interactive lesson with park rangers via the Internet, students journey back through time as they learn to look at the landscape through the eye of an archaeologist. The program lasts about one hour.
How to Participate
Registration begins in early September each year; programs take place from December through May. Schools must have video conferencing capability to dial the park's IP address at the scheduled time, or they can participate online via Skype.
- Pre-activity lesson plan
- Student pre-assessment
- Student post-assessment
- Grade Levels:
- Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
- American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Art, Environment, Geography, Historic Preservation, History, Science and Technology, Science History, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
- National/State Standards:
- human history, archaeological site, archaeology, artifacts, american indian history, historic preservation
- Distance Learning