• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

Alta California Here We Come

Anza Trail 4th grade lesson cover

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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?

The Anza Trail stretches 1200 miles from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California

Franciscan Father Pedro Font wrote a journal during his 1775-76 trip on the Anza Trail. Font suffered from culture shock, and his journals are a study in personal bigotry. However, by the time Font reached California he had grown more tolerant and wrote less insulting things about the tribes he met along the way. More...