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Canyon Country Outdoor Education lessons plans were developed in partnership with Arches and Canyonlands national parks.

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  • Students will participate in a virtual dig and use accompanying field notes and action photos to investigate their own online "hearth" site.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, History
  • Force, Motion, & Primitive Technologies

    Students explore different types of simple machines by examining ancient technologies. Students examine different types of levers using digging sticks and throwing atlatls. They discover how wheels and axles were used to make fire, and how rock wedges can become useful tools.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Physical Science
    Keywords:
    simple machines, gravity, friction, stone tools, fire making
  • 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.

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    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