• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

Alta California Here We Come

Anza Trail 4th grade lesson cover

NPS

Alta California Here We Come! One-Day Curriculum for Grades 3-4: The curriculum is a 45-60 minute lesson. Using a PDF PowerPoint program and a worksheet map, students experience the 1775-76 Anza Expedition challenges and learn how to trace their route on a map. Develped by Anza Trail Park Rangers Adam Lucas and Dennis Sundman.

Lesson Plan

Student Map

Pre-Post Quiz

PDF PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation Script

Did You Know?

Read the journals of Anza by clicking the 'more' link.

In 1775, Spanish Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza led more than 240 people and one thousand cattle and horses on a journey over two thousand miles to San Francisco, which Anza founded. 150 of Anza's charges were children under sixteen. Eight of the women were pregnant; several gave birth along the way. More...