• 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?

Copyright Bill Singleton, NPS and Pima County Graphics

Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza was one of the first Spaniards to visit the Casa Grande ruins in modern day Arizona in 1775. He had his priest, Father Pedro Font, measure its dimensions with a lance, and then use an astronomical quadrant to fix its astronomical position. More...