• 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 Quechan people live near Yuma, Arizona.

In 1774, Spaniard Juan Bautista de Anza met Chief Palma of the Quechan (pronounced khet-chan) tribe and they became friends. When Anza returned a year later with more than 240 settlers bound for California, Palma gave Anza 6000 watermelons. The Quechan people still grow these watermelons today. More...