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  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Tumacácori National Historical Park

    Mapping Tumacácori

    Mapping Tumacácori

    Even in the days prior to step-by-step spoken instructions guided by satellites, maps communicated a great deal of information about a place.  They could make a place look attractive or desolate, civilized or wild.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Geography, Geometry, Government, History, Mathematics, Planning/Development, Social Studies
  • Tumacácori National Historical Park

    Investigate Mission 2000 Records

    Mission record

    Original, primary source text from mission records have been translated and digitized into a searchable database.  Trace a person's life events, family members, occupation, and tribe.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Family Life, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, Historic Preservation, History, Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Tumacácori National Historical Park

    Critical Source Evaluation

    historic photograph of church facade

    National parks are valuable repositories of information including subject matter experts, photographs, and tangible objects.  One of the founding principles of national parks is that this primary source information be preserved so that people may learn from it in the future. Students today may take advantage of this opportunity both in person and online.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Journalism, Language Arts, Media Studies, Museum Studies, Reading, Writing
    Keywords:
    cite, citation, source, primary, secondary, persuasion, bias, logic, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning
  • Tumacácori National Historical Park

    The O'odham

    Students will participate in simulated O'odham cultural activities to
    include an O’odham language lesson and role-playing various daily
    tasks such as food preparation, games, weaving and pot making.

    Students will place a fictional O'odham village along a Santa Cruz
    River map while using their knowledge of cultural needs and
    climate restrictions. They will describe the advantages of their
    chosen site and draw a sketch of their village.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Community, Design, Environment, Geography, Landscapes, Language Arts, Linguistics, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    Indian, Oodham, Village, Tradtitional games, Language, Weaving, pottery, stick game, stories
  • Students will learn about how people relied on the natural resources and how their lifestyles and actions may have effected the environments. Starting with Native American perspectives, the lessons discuss natural history, cultural and environmental themes and issues through present times.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Chemistry, Community, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environment, Geography, Government, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, History, Landscapes, Language Arts, Mathematics, Reading, Regional Studies, Science and Technology, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Speaking/Listening
    Keywords:
    river, santa cruz, birds, wildlife, corridor, Arizona
  • From the native cultures and environments through Father Kino and the mission period to today's Tumacácori National Historical Park, southern Arizona has seen hundreds of years of cultural exchange.  This multi-disciplinary guide takes students on a journey through language, science, history, and technology.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Community, Conservation, Environment, Family Life, Geography, Government, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, Historic Preservation, History, International Relations, Language Arts, Literature, Mathematics, Mexican War, Military and Wartime History, Political Science, Reading, Regional Studies, Religion, Social Studies, Visual Arts, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Speaking/Listening, Math, Science,
    Keywords:
    mission, Spanish, Mexican, cultures
  • Introduces primary aged students to the culture and environment of Southern Arizona, specifically along the Santa Cruz River Valley. All activities are hands-on and easy to reproduce in the classroom.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Third Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Community, Ecology, Environment, Family Life, Geography, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, History, Landscapes, Language Arts, Reading, Wildlife Biology, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    Science, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Listening/Speaking