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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!

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Hummingbird nest at MOWE

This hummingbird nest at Montezuma Well National Monument is about the size of a walnut. It represents one of over 165 species of birds found at this oasis in the middle of Central Arizona. More...