• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

Teaching the Anza Trail

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Teaching the Anza Trail: Five-day Curriculum for Grades 3-4 The curriculum has five 1-hour lesson plans that can be completed consecutively or separately. Each student role plays as one of the 1776 Anza Expedition members and experiences the journey through a variety of activities and reflections.

The list below includes the lesson plans, background information, and activity cards in PDF files. For more information or suggestions, contact the Anza Trail staff at (510) 817-1323.

 
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Introduction

Day 1- Horcasitas to Gila River

Day 2 - Gila River to the Colorado River

Day 3 - Colorado River to San Gabriel Mission

Day 4 - San Gabriel Mission to San Luis Obispo Mission

Day 4 - Activity Cards A&B

Day 4 - Activity Cards C&D

Day 4 - Activity Card E

Day 5 - San Luis Obispo Mission to Monterey Presidio and San Francisco

Expedition Members - 15 years later

Student Workbook

Background Information

Additional Lesson Plans

Expedition Members Identification Activity Cards 1-12

Expedition Members Identification Activity Cards 13-24

Expedition Members Identification Activity Cards 25-37

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...