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    Ladders for Success

    Ladders for Success

    Survival of the Sinagua Culture depended on communities of people working together as a team to accomplish everyday tasks. Your 4th graders will learn about the number of family members and community members it took to farm, get water, chop and deliver wood for the fire pits and other daily tasks. They will discuss the labor intensive chore of making a ladder, and then make their own mini version to see how it was done.

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    Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments Educator's Guide

    Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments Educator's Guide

    This curriculum is intended to provide assistance in preparing for a visit to Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well and/or Tuzigoot. However, it can be used independently of field trips to the monuments. All activities meet State of Arizona standards. It contains information on cultural and natural topics of the Verde Valley, classroom exercises, and suggested readings. It provides ideas on incorporating our monuments, resources, and the prehistoric Sinagua Culture into your classroom!

Did You Know?

Montezuma Well

No fish? Due to concentrations of dissolved carbon dioxide nearly 600 times higher than other natural aquatic environments, Montezuma Well contains no fish. Instead, the collapsed limestone sinkhole has a unique aquatic habitat that is home to organisms found nowhere else in the world.