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Saguaro National Park Teacher Guide

Saguaro National Park's Teacher's Guide is divided into three major sections:

  • an introduction with background information
  • a Student Journal section and the
  • Activity Units section.

To access any part of the guide, simply click on the links below and print.
You must have Adobe Acrobat to open these files.

~Teacher's Guide~

Student Journal Cover Page
Student Journal
Teacher's Guide Cover Page
Teacher's Guide Covers and Inside Front Cover
Unit 1 - What Is a Desert
Unit 2 - Neighbors in the Desert
Unit 3 - Other Desert Dwellers
Unit 3a - Desert Dweller Cards
Unit 4 - Adapting to Desert Living
Unit 5 - Stories from the Desert People
Unit 6 - Wisdom of the Elders
Unit 7 - Math in Desert Design
Unit 8 - Water in the Desert
Unit 9 - Sonoran Desert Time Line

Did You Know?

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Six species of rattlesnakes call the Tucson area their home. They are the Western Diamondback, Tiger, Northern Black-tailed, Mojave, Sidewinder and Arizona Black Rattlesnakes.