Prehistoric granaries along the Colorado River
Prehistoric granaries along the Colorado River
NPS photo by Mark Lellouch

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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.

To Register:

Program Materials:

Once you are scheduled for a distance learning program, the following links access the lesson plans and materials needed to prepare your students.

Program materials and lesson plans for this new program are currently being updated. Please check again soon.

  • Pre-activity lesson plan
  • Student pre-assessment
  • Student post-assessment
After the program, please participate in our online program evaluation to help us improve our educational efforts.

Details

Grade Levels:
Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Subject:
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:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7
Keywords:
human history, archaeological site, archaeology, artifacts, american indian history, historic preservation
type:
Distance Learning