For Teachers

Outdoor education class.
Environmental education.

NPS Photo, Naomi Shibata.

Educational Opportunities With Hubbell Trading Post NHS

  • Hubbell Trading Post NHS welcomes student visitation and is ready to accommodate various educational standards
  • Park resources can often be helpful tools for teachers to accomplish educational goals

    A Traveling Trunk is available for loan. Contact us for details.

    Tools including thermometers, measuring devices, and weaving tools to support the lesson plans are also available at the park.

  • Hubbell Trading Post NHS offers Ranger guided interpretive programs and other opportunities for students to understand the importance of natural and cultural heritage.
  • Curriculum guides are available at the Hubbell Trading Post visitor center, including:

    o National Park Service

    o Hubbell Trading Post (Social Studies and Economics)

    o Environmental Studies: Cloud Study (Using Globe curricula

    o Environmental Studies: Local Plants

    o Environmental Studies: Soils Field Study

    o Environmental Studies: PuebloColoradoWash

    • Downloadable electronic curriculum guides are available here:
      Pre-K through Second Grade
      Talkin' Tokens

Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Whatcha' Gonna Trade?
>Trading Cards for 'Whatcha' Gonna Trade?
Hogan Sweet Hogan
>Make a Model of a Hogan

Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Are You Culturally Aware?
Oral History Lesson Plan

Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
Art Compare and Contrast
Art Show Advertising Activity

Research Poster

  • To augment the curriculum we have various field-guides available and students may participate in the Hubbell Trading Post Junior Ranger program.
  • Interactive programming for the entire National Park Service is on the internet at providing virtual field trips, research information, teacher and kid resources, fun and games.
  • WebRangers is the on-line Junior Ranger program that's packed with fun and games.

Activity Worksheets
Use these worksheets during your visit to the park.
(The worksheets are adaptable for use in your classroom.)


Navajo Churro Sheep
Please use one of the two following leaflets for your lessons on Churro sheep.


Using Navajo Rug Designs with Math Lessons

The Navajo Nation is well-known for its exceptional artistry with respect to the weaving of textiles. This article discusses the culture of the Navajo, their weavings, and how this art form can be used to teach and extend mathematics concepts in secondary education. The patterns within the Navajo weavings will be used to illustrate examples of the four isometries and the seven frieze groups. These patterns will also be used to determine the fundamental region, as well as to study the fractal concept of iteration and its impact on area and perimeter.

Click here to access the article.


School Group Tours

For information on scheduling a class field trip or to schedule a ranger to visit your classroom, call (928) 755-3475 or submit a School Visit or Park Program Request. You may e-mail the park to contact the park to borrow the Hubbell Trading Post NHS's traveling trunk, filled with hands-on weaving materials. Also you may wish to come by the Visitor Center and ask to view our complete set of teacher created lesson plans in our Education Resource Binder.

Annual Sheep Is Life workshop.

NPS Photograph

This program enables professional educators to spend time working as park rangers, often living in the park. They perform various duties depending on their interests and the needs of the park, including developing and presenting interpretive programs for the general public, staffing the visitor center desk, developing curriculum-based materials for the park, or working on special projects. Click the title to learn more about this national program.

Last updated: August 9, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
P.O. Box 150

Ganado, AZ 86505-0150


(928) 755-3475

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