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  • Walnut Canyon National Monument

    Geology Makes a Home

    Geology Makes a Home

    In Geology Makes a Home, students will learn why the Ancestral Puebloans used certain rock types to build their homes and how the alcoves that the people built their homes in are formed at Walnut Canyon.

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    Average: 5.0 (2 ratings)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Earth Science, Geology, Landscapes, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Common Core: W.3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.7, 3.8, S.L.3.1, 3.3, 3.6, L.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.6, W.4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.7, 4.8, S.L.4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, L.4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.6. AZ: SC03-S3C1, C2, SC03-S3C1, SS03-S4C5, SC04-S3C1, SC04-S6C2, SS04-S1C2, SS04-S4C1, C2, C6.
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument

    The Bean Lab: Grades 5-8

    The Bean Lab: Grades 5-8

    In "The Bean Lab", students will compare how native food plants grow at three culturally historic places near Flagstaff, Arizona. Students will plant and grow Hopi Black Beans in three different soil types taken from areas near Walnut Canyon National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. All materials will be supplied to interested teachers.

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    Average: 5.0 (1 rating)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Archaeology, Biology: Plants, Botany, Climate, Ecology, Landscapes
    National/State Standards:
    Common Core ELA: RST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.7. AZ State: S1C1, S1C2, S4C2, S4C5, S1C1 PO4, S1C1 PO5, S2C1 PO5, S1C2 PO3a, S2C2 PO3, S4C1 PO1, S4C3 PO2, S2C2 PO3, S2C2 PO1.
  • Wupatki National Monument

    Water Hunt Maze

    Water Hunt Maze

    In this activity, students must reach the river at the top of the maze by beginning at the bottom of the maze. In addition to the activity provided the students will need two six sided dice.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Archaeology, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    AZ State Standards: SS04-S1C1-04, SC04-S1C4-01, SS05-S1C1-05, SC05-S1C4-01, SC06-S1C4-08.
  • Wupatki National Monument

    What's in a Room?

    What's in a Room?

    In this activity, students will experiment with the spatial orientation and layout of Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments using the maps and map elements provided. Ideally students should be allowed to experiment with this activity before visiting the sites and after visiting the sites to gain a better understanding of the daily lives of the people who lived in these locations.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    AZ State Standards: SS03-S1C1-02, SS03-S1C1-03, SS04-S1C1-04, SC04-S1C4-01, SS05-S1C1-05, SC05-S1C4-01.
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument

    Layers of Time

    Layers of Time

    In this activity students will learn how archaeologists use stratigraphy to determine the relative age of artifacts.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, Earth Science, Geology, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    AZ State Standards: SS03-S1C1-02, SS04-S1C1-04, SC04-S1C4-01, SS05-S1C1-05, SC05-S1C4-01.
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument

    Tree Ring Activity

    Tree Ring Activity

    In this activity students will learn about tree rings and how archaeologists use them to help date archaeological sites and artifacts.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, Biology: Plants, Climate Change, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    AZ State Standards: SS03-S1C1-02, SS04-S1C1-04, SC04-S1C4-01, SC04-S6C2-06, SS05-S1C1-05, SC05-S1C4-01.
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument

    The Bean Lab: Grades 2-5

    The Bean Lab: Grades 2-5

    In "The Bean Lab", students will compare how native food plants grow at three culturally historic places near Flagstaff, Arizona. Students will plant and grow Hopi Black Beans in three different soil types taken from areas near Walnut Canyon National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. All materials will be supplied to interested teachers.

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (1 rating)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Second Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Archaeology, Biology: Plants, Botany, Earth Science, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Common Core: SL.2-5.2, W.2-5.7. AZ State: S1C1 PO3, S2C1 PO3, S1C1 PO2, S2S1C1 PO2, S1C1 PO4, S1C1 PO3, S1C2 PO1b, S1C2 PO2, S2C1 PO4, S1C1 PO5, S1C1 PO4, S2C1 PO5, S3C2 PO1, S1C4 PO3, S3C2 PO1, S4C1, S4C3 PO1, S4C3 PO5, S6C1 PO6, S4C3 PO4