The Santa Cruz River: Its People and Environment (4th-8th Grade)

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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.


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
river, santa cruz, birds, wildlife, corridor, Arizona